Aggies Fall To UCSB 7-0 In Big West Action

Feb. 25, 2012

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Davis men's tennis was swept for just the second time on the season, falling 7-0 at No. 61 UC Santa Barbara on Saturday at the Recreation Center Courts.

The Gauchos managed to take all three doubles matches and five singles wins in straight sets. The Aggies fell to 3-6 on the season with a 0-2 mark in conference play while the Gauchos improved to 7-4 and 2-0 in league competition.

"Give credit to UC Santa Barbara, they are the toughest team we have seen all year," said head coach Daryl Lee. "Hopefully we can learn from today and be more prepared for tomorrow at Cal Poly."

Alec Haley and Josh Albert had the best showing for UC Davis in doubles action at the No. 2 spot despite falling to the team of Johnson/Recknagel, 8-5. UCSB also added wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions to seal the doubles point.

Hugo Verdi-Fortin extended his singles match into a third set at the No. 5 position before falling to Sasha Gryaznov, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Toki Sherbakov was tripped up at No. 1 singles against Mathieu Forget, falling 6-1, 6-1. The Gauchos were able to secure the remaining singles contests, allowing the Aggies to win no more than two games in any set.

UC Davis will look to bounce back tomorrow against another ranked opponent, facing No. 53 Cal Poly at 2 p.m.

UC Davis vs UC Santa Barbara

Feb 25, 2012 at Santa Barbara, Calif.

(Recreation Center Courts)

No. 61 UC Santa Barbara 7, UC Davis 0

No. 1: Forget/Ndimande (UCSB) def. Verdi-Fortin/Miller 8-4
No. 2: Johnson/Recknagel (UCSB) def. Haley/Albert 8-5
No. 3: Bouillin/Knudtzon (UCSB) def. Aria/Sherbakov 8-1
No. 1: Mathieu Forget (UCSB) def. Toki Sherbakov 6-1,6-1
No. 2: Benjamin Recknagel (UCSB) def. Kyle Miller 6-2,6-2
No. 3: Mbonisi Ndimande (UCSB) def. Chris Aria 6-2,6-0
No. 4: Ziad Sultan (UCSB) def. George Horowitz 6-2,6-2
No. 5: Sasha Gryaznov (UCSB) def. Hugo Verdi-Fortin 2-6,6-3,6-4
No. 6: Max Glenn (UCSB) def. Alec Haley 6-0,6-2