Gauchos to Compete in SoCal Intercollegiate Championships and Jack Kramer Club Invitational

Ziad Sultan (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Ziad Sultan (Photo by Tony Mastres)

LOS ANGELES/ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. – Men's tennis will conclude the tournament portion of their schedule this week at the 57th Annual Southern California Intercollegiate Championships hosted by UCLA. The tournament is scheduled to run from October 30 to November 3 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. UCSB will also participate in a new tournament, the Jack Kramer Club Invitational, from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3 in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

The SoCal Intercollegiate will feature players from other schools including USC, UCLA, BYU, Cal Poly, UC Irvine, LMU, APU, and Concordia.

UCSB will send four representatives including senior Sasha Gryaznov, juniors Ziad Sultan and Tobias Galskov as well as freshman Corey Karen. Gryaznov, Sultan, and Galskov will participate in the singles main draw and all of the representatives will play in the qualifying doubles draw.

Tobias Galskov was seeded fourth in the tournament after his impressive run to the semifinals at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals, and will be facing Big West rival Gannon Daynes of Cal Poly.

Senior Sasha Gryaznov will also take on a familiar foe in UC Irvine's Jonathan Hammel while Ziad Sultan faces off against 5th seed Karue Sell of UCLA. Singles play is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM on Thursday.

The Gauchos will begin in the 16-team qualifying draw for doubles on Thursday at 4:00 PM. Tobias Galskov and Corey Karen will match up against Engel/Meyer (APU) and UCSB veterans Sasha Gryaznov and Ziad Sultan will pair up to face UCSD's Herekar/Sousa.

The Jack Kramer Club Invitational will include players from Miami, Baylor, Pepperdine, LMU, Washington, and UC Irvine.

UCSB will also send four Gauchos to the Jack Kramer Club Invitational, including Teague Hamilton, Erik Johnsson, Jake Johnson, and Luke Steeb. The doubles competition will begin at 9 AM on Friday, Nov. 1 with freshman Teague Hamilton and Erik Johnsson teaming up and Jake Johnson and Luke Steeb partnering up for doubles play.

57th Annual Southern California Intercollegiate Championships at UCLA

UCSB Scheduled Matches

Singles Main Draw

Tobias Galskov (4) (UCSB) vs. Gannon Daynes (CP) – Thu 10/31 10:00 AM
Sasha Gryaznov (UCSB) vs. Jonathan Hammel (UCI) – Thu 10/31 11:30 AM
Ziad Sultan (UCSB) vs. Karue Sell (5) (UCLA) – Thu 10/31 11:30 AM

Doubles Qualifying Draw

Galskov/Karen (UCSB) vs. Engel/Meyer (APU) – Thu 10/31 4:00 PM
Gryaznov/Sultan (UCSB) vs. Herekar/Sousa (UCSD) Thu 10/31 4:00 PM