SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Gauchos (3-8) will look to bounce back from Wednesday's heartbreaking loss against St. John's when they host a pair of East Coast teams, Georgetown (5-4) and Radford (1-3), this weekend.
The Gauchos were only points away from a victory against St. John's on Wednesday but fell just short of the comeback bid as the Red Storm eventually took the match 4-3.
Despite the loss, the Gauchos received strong performances in singles from their trio of juniors and hung tough in the doubles competition.
In singles play, Tobias Galskov, Ziad Sultan, and Miles Seemann all recorded wins for the Gauchos. Galskov continued his recent run of strong play to extend his winning streak to four while Miles Seemann added his third dual victory in just his fourth match. Ziad Sultan snapped a six match losing streak with an impressive comeback victory in three sets. In doubles, the third pairing of Teague Hamilton and Andrew Riminton fought off six match points before losing the 8-6 match.
The Gauchos will look to carry over some of those positives into their next match, when they take on Georgetown on Saturday. The Hoyas are coming into Saturday's match losers in three of their last four, including a 4-1 loss against Binghamton in their latest match.
Georgetown is led by Daniel Khanin at No. 1 singles and Shane Korber in the No. 2 slot.
First serve is set for 10:00 a.m. (an hour earlier than previously scheduled) at the Rec Cen Courts.
On Sunday, the Gauchos will continue their home stand in a matchup against Radford. In their latest match, the Highlanders recorded their first victory of the season against Gardner-Webb in a 4-3 decision.
Nicholas Sayer and Patrick O'Keefe lead the team with two wins each at No.1 and No. 2 singles, respectively.
The Gauchos are set to take on Radford on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Rec Cen Courts.