Gauchos Sweep Fresno State 6-1

Gauchos Sweep Fresno State 6-1

FRESNO, Calif.- Following a win at the University of Pacific on Saturday, the UCSB men's tennis team wrapped up it's weekend with a 6-1 victory over Fresno State Sunday.   

Santa Barbara finishes out the weekend 2-0 and 4-1 on the season.

"We finished the weekend out on a strong note," Head Coach Marty Davis said. "It's been a long time since we've gotten a win in Fresno and I'm glad our guys were able to pull out the victory for us."

Building off a 4-3 win in Stockton, the Gauchos made sure to keep their foot on the gas taking the doubles point as well as their first four single matches against the Bulldogs.

UCSB took the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles set securing a point heading into singles play. Following a 1-1 tie, Anders Holms and Nicolas de Alboran defeated Fresno State's Xander Veys and Mangas Bugailikis in the No. 3 slot with a 7-5 score.

Approaching singles, junior Cody Rakela set the tone at the No. 4 spot outing Fresno State's Henry Osorio 6-2, 6-0. Following this, Morgan Mays clinched another point for the Gauchos taking a 6-2, 6-3 win over Euan McIntosh. 

The Bulldogs pushed back however as No. 5 Youseff Hassan beat out Chase Masciorini 6-1, 6-4  grabbing Fresno State it's first and final point of the match. 

At the No. 3 position, Simon Freund topped Zdenek Derkas 6-1, 7-5. Freund is currently 5-0 in singles play as well as undefeated in doubles with teammate Morgan Mays

"Simon has been great all around," Davis said. He's been a real big component for our team and is someone we can consistently rely on. "With how well [Simon] has been playing he's definitely deserving of an Athlete of the Week award."

In his first game at the No. 1 spot this season, Nicolas Moreno outted Fresno's Xander Veys 6-2, 6-3.

Anders Holm then sealed the deal for the Gauchos beating out Mantas Bugailiskis 7-6, 6-3 for Santa Barbara's final point. 

UCSB has this upcoming week off before preparing for another weekend road trip to USF on Feb. 25 and Cal on Feb. 26.

UCSB 6, Fresno State 1

Spalding G. Wathen Center - Fresno Calif.

Feb 12, 2017

Doubles 
1. Mays/Freund (UCSB) def. McIntosh/ Pech (FS) 6-4
2. Moreno De Alboran/ Holm (UCSB) def. Veys/ Bugailiskis (FS) 7-5
3. Hassan/ Derkas (FS) def. Masciorini/Prior (UCSB) 6-3

Singles 
1. Moreno De Alboran (UCSB) def. Veys (FS) 6-2, 6-3
2. Mays (UCSB) def. McIntosh (FS) 6-3, 6-3
3. Freund (UCSB) def. Derkas (FS) 6-1, 7-5
4. Rakela (UCSB) def. Osorio (FS) 6-3, 6-0
5. Hassan (FS) def. Masciorini (UCSB) 6-1, 6-4
6. Holm (UCSB) def. Bugailiskis (FS) 7-6 (5), 6-3