SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The 62nd-ranked UC Santa Barbara men's tennis team was too much for crosstown Westmont College, the sixth-ranked NAIA team in the nation, winning 7-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore, Sasha Gryaznov, a Dos Pueblos High School graduate, got into the line-up at the No. 5 singles position, posting a solid 6-2, 6-2 win over Evan Bertram, and freshman Mons Knudtzon debuted at the No. 6 slot posting a 6-2,6-4 victory over Oscar Szyndlar.
The Gauchos, in fact, swept all six singles matches and won the doubles point.
UCSB, now 4-2 on the season, have an open weekend ahead, before traveling to the Pacific Northwest to play some indoor tennis against #75 Oregon and #26 Washington on February 11 and 12 respectively.
UCSB 7, Westmont 0
(1) Forget/Ndimande (UCSB) def. Cox/Schaefer (West) 8-3
(2) Johnson/Scott (UCSB) def. Goranson/Bertram (West)9-8
(3) Recknagel/Sultan (UCSB) def. Barnard/Szyndlar (West) 8-1
(1) Recknagel (UCSB) def. Cox (West) 6-2,6-0
(2) Forget (UCSB) def. Schaerfer (West) 6-4,6-2
(3) Greg Scott (UCSB) def. Goranson (West) 6-1, 6-4
(4) Ndimande (UCSB) def. Barnard (West) 6-2,6-1
(5) Gryaznov (UCSB) def. Bertram (West) 6-2,6-2
(6) Knudtzon (UCSB) def. Szyndlar (West) 6-2,6-4
SEASON RECORD: 4-2