Gauchos Down Dons 6-1 In Pebble Beach

Simon Freund (left) clinched his sixth straight singles victory Saturday.
Simon Freund (left) clinched his sixth straight singles victory Saturday.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The UCSB men's tennis team took care of business Saturday afternoon defeating the University of San Francisco 6-1. Currently on a three-game winning streak, the Gauchos improve to 5-1 overall and finish their road trip up against Cal this Sunday.

A fairly smooth outing overall, Santa Barbara took control from the first match as double partners Simon Freund and Morgan Mays clinched their sixth straight doubles victory in the No. 1 slot.

Freund also handed his opponent in singles, adding on to a six-game win streak dating back to UCSB's first match of the year against San Diego State Jan. 14. The LSU transfer has been a major component of the Gauchos' success ever since his arrival to Santa Barbara. Pairing up with Mays, the duo jumped from No. 12 to No. 8 overall in doubles this past week. 

"Simon's been a great addition and has really found his niche on the team, Head Coach Marty Davis said. "His singles streak is a big testament to this."

The Gauchos pick things back up tomorrow with a 1 p.m. match at Cal. The Bears are currently 5-1 overall coming off a 4-3 win against No. 15 UCLA. The match will be held at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Match Results



1. Morgan Mays/Simon Freund (UCSB) def. Johan Joenhagen/Mert Zincliri (USF), 6-1 

2. Nicolas Moreno/Anders Holm (UCSB) def. Ryan Marker/Paul Giraud (USF), 6-0

3. Oliver Poysti/Christian Brockstedt (USF) def. Cody Rakela/Teague Hamilton (UCSB), 6-3

Order of Finish: 2,3,1



1. Johan Joenhagan (USF) def. Morgan Mays (UCSB), 7-6, 7-5

2. Nicolas Moreno (UCSB) def. Mert Zincliri (USF), 6-4, 7-6

3. Simon Freund (UCSB) def. Ryan Marker (USF), 6-1, 6-2

4. Cody Rakela (UCSB) def. Oliver Poysti (USF), 6-3, 6-4

5. Anders Holm (UCSB) def. Woravin Kumthonkittikul (USF), 6-3, 7-5

6. Teague Hamilton (UCSB) def. Paul Giraud (USF), 6-4, 6-3

Oder of Finish: 3, 6, 4, 5, 2, 1