Pennsylvania Sneaks Past UCSB, 4-3

March 11, 2009

UC Santa Barbara, Calif. - For the third time this past week, the UC Santa Barbara men's tennis team is one point shy of posting their fifth win of the season. A depleted Gaucho squad kept up in singles play, grabbing three of the six singles matches, but could not handle the Quakers in doubles to fall, 4-3.

The UCSB men were without the services of Josh Finkelstein and Scott Hohenstein. In their place, coach Marty Davis used Alex Gushner and Mathieu Forget. Both Gauchos gave UCSB a spark, winning their respective matches. Gushner took down Dmitry Bury, 6-4, 6-0, while Mathieu Forget sunk Justen Roth in three sets, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1. Alex Konigsfeldt picked up the third victory for the Gauchos at the No. 1 position, defeating Hicham Laalej, 7-6, 6-2.

The UCSB men's run ended there as the Quakers took the next three singles matches. Jason Lin clinched the win for Penn, surpassing Devin Nerenberg on court four, 7-6, 6-2.

With the loss, UCSB falls to 4-8 on the season. The Gauchos will look to snap their three match-losing streak tomorrow when they clash with Yale on the UCSB Recreation Center courts tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

#1 Laalej/Schwartz def. Konigsfeldt/Finkelstein UCSB 8-4
#2 Hohenstein/Jurgensen UCSB def. Gorn/Karsh 8-1
#3 Roth/Law def. Chavez Goggin/Caledonia UCSB 8-2

#1 Alex Konigsfeldt UCSB def. Hicham Laalej 7-6,6-2
#2 Adam Schwartz def. Max Taylor UCSB 6-1,7-6
#3 Phil Law def. Taylor Chavez Goggin UCSB 6-2,6-2
#4 Jason Lin def. Devin Nerenberg UCSB 7-6,6-2
#5 Mathieu Forget UCSB def. Justen Roth 3-6,7-5,6-1
#6 Alex Gushner UCSB def. Dmitry Bury 6-4,6-0