March 1, 2009
UC Santa Barbara, Calif. - The No. 62 UC Santa Barbara men's tennis team swept the doubles point and captured five singles matches to post a 6-1 victory over UC Riverside Sunday afternoon at the UCSB Recreation Center courts. The Gauchos improve their Big West record to 2-1 (4-5 overall) on the season.
The UCSB men came out of the gate quickly, outlasting the Highlanders in all three doubles matches. On court one, Alex Konigsfeldt and Josh Finkelstein tallied their second doubles victory of the weekend, prevailing over Quoc Doan and Felix Macherez, 8-6. On court three, it took Taylor Chavez Goggin and Nick Caledonia an extra point to defeat Raineir Matias and Sean Peterson, 9-7.
The Gauchos kept rolling in singles play securing five of the six singles matching and leaving the Highlanders with their second Big West loss of the season. Scott Hohenstein notched the first win for UCSB at the No. 3 slot, sinking John Park, 6-1, 6-0.
"Hohenstein was a big highlight in today's win," coach Davis said. "He only dropped one point in his whole match. That's pretty impressive."
Freshman Mattieu Forget made his season debut one to remember, toppling Matias on court six, 6-1, 6-3.
"I had Forget play an exhibition match earlier today and he played well, so I asked him if he could play for us in singles. And sure enough, he won." coach Davis explained.
Alex Konigsfeldt and Chavez Goggin knocked off their opponents with ease at the No. 1 and No. 4 spots respectively to put the win out of reach for the visiting Highlanders.
The only win for UC Riverside came at the No. 5 position where Austin Anderes handed Devin Nerenberg a 6-2, 6-4 loss.
The Gauchos three match home stand came to an end this afternoon, as they took two of three. Next week, UCSB will be on the road, playing UT Arlington and SMU.
1. Konigsfeldt/Finkelstein def. Doan/Macherez, 8-6
2. Hohenstein/Jurgensen def.Chai/Park, 8-5
3. Chavez Goggin/Caledonia def. Matias/Peterson, 9-7
1. Alex Konigsfeldt def. Gorjan Kovacevic, 6-2, 6-2
2. Max Taylor def. Felix Macherez, 7-6, 6-3
3. Scott Hohenstein def. John Park, 6-1, 6-0
4. Cavez Goggin def. Quoc Doan, 6-0, 6-3
5. Austin Anderes def. Devin Nerenberg, 6-2, 6-4
6. Mattieu Forget def. Raineir Matias, 6-1, 6-3