Jan. 31, 2009
Austin, TEXAS -
The No. 61 UC Santa Barbara men's tennis team could not get anything going against a competitive No. 2 Texas team Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA National Team Indoor tournament at UT's Penick-Allison Tennis Center. The Longhorns swept the doubles point and then overpowered the weary Gauchos to end the match with a decisive 4-0 victory.
In doubles competition, Texas' Ed Corrie and Kellen Damico shut down the No. 1 doubles of Philip Therp and Scott Hohenstein, 8-1. At the No. 2 spot, it was much of the same as Josh Finkelstein and Alex Konigsfeldt fell 8-4 to secure the doubles point for the Longhorns.
Texas would not let up in singles play either. UT's Kellen Damico downed Alex Konigsfeldt 6-2, 6-0 in the No. 2 position while Ed Corrie topped Max Taylor 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 3 slot. The Longhorns completed the sweep of the Gauchos as the No. 4 spot where UT's Miguel Reyes Valela made quick work of Scott Hohenstein 6-4, 6-4. With the outcome already decided, the rest of the matches were suspended.
The loss drops the Gauchos down to 0-2 on the season while the Longhorns improve to 3-0. UCSB will try and tackle No. 28 South Florida tomorrow in the back draw at the NCAA National Team Indoor tournament.
No. 2 Texas 4, UC-Santa Barbara 0
Doubles - Order of Finish: 1, 2
1 Corrie/Damico (UT) def. Therp/Hohenstein (UCSB) - 8-1
2 Zavala/Kutrovsky (UT) def. Finkelstein/Konigsfeldt (UCSB) - 8-4
3 Caledonia/Chavez/Goggin (UCSB) led. Kane-West/Sajous (UT) - 4-1, susp.
Singles - Order of Finish: 2, 3, 4
1 Dimitar Kutrovsky (UT) vs. Philip Therp (UCSB) - 6-2, 5-3, susp.
2 Kellen Damico (UT) def. Alex Konigsfeldt (UCSB) - 6-2, 6-0
3 Ed Corrie (UT) def. Max Taylor (UCSB) - 6-2, 6-3
4 Miguel Reyes Varela (UT) def. Scott Hohenstein (UCSB) - 6-4, 6-4
5 Olivier Sajous (UT) vs. Taylor Chavez Goggin (UCSB) - 6-3, 4-3, susp.
6 Jon Wiegand (UT) vs. Devin Nerenberg (UCSB) - 6-3, 3-2, susp.