UCSB Loses at No. 29 Washington, Hosts SMU Next

SEATTLE, Wash. – Playing without one of its top players, the 62nd-ranked UC Santa Barbara men's tennis team dropped a match at No. 26 Washington, 7-0.

The Gauchos played their match at Washington on Sunday without Benjamin Recknagel who struggled with a back injury.  Playing No. 1, Mathieu Forget dropped a tough 6-2, 6-4 match to the 15th-ranked player in the nation, Kyle McMorrow.

UCSB players also put up fights at No. 4 and no. 5.  At No. 4 singles, Mbonisi Ndiamande pushed Viktor Farkas, but ultimately lost a 6-4, 6-4 decision.  Ndiamande teamed with Forget at No. 1 doubles, pushing McMorrow and Emmett Egger to the limit, 8-6. 

Freshman Ziad Sultan also battled hard at No. 5 singles.  He ultimately lost to the Huskies' Max Manthou, 6-3, 6-3.

UCSB is now 4-4 on the season.  The Gauchos return home to host Southern Methodist University on Saturday, Feb. 18.  The match will begin at 1:00 p.m. on the Recreation Center Courts.

Washington 7, UCSB 0

Doubles
No. 1. – Kyle McMorrow/Emmitt Egger def. Mathieu Forget/Mbonisi Ndiamande -  8-6
No. 2 – Willard Hawke/Max Manthou def. Greg Scott/Axel Boullin -  8-1
No  3 – Marton Bots/Victor Stith def. Ziad Sultan/Alexander Gryanov – 9-7

Singles
No. 1 – McMorrow def. Forget – 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 – Egger def. Scott – 6-1, 7-5
No. 3 – Bots def. Bouillin – 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 – Farkas def. Ndimande – 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 – Manthou def. Sultan – 6-3, 6-3
No. 6 – Nicholas Kamisar def. Gryaznov – 6-2, 6-2

 

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