April 5, 2008
UC Santa Barbara, Calif. - A day after falling to 63rd-ranked Fresno State, the 66th-ranked UC Santa Barbara men's tennis team came thundering back to stomp the reeling Aggies at the UCSB Recreational Center Courts on Saturday afternoon.
The lead extended to a 3-0 count after Therp and Hejazi quickly dispatched their opponents at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots respectively. At the No. 3 slot, Jack Hui defeated Nick Lopez, 6-2, 6-4. The Gauchos never looked back as Max Taylor and Taylor Chavez Goggin also posted straight set victories at the No. 5 and No. 6 spots to seal their third Big West victory of the year (3-1 Big West). The only loss for UCSB came at the No. 4 slot where Dan Elefant of UC Davis outlasted Alex Konigsfeldt 7-5, 3-6, (10-5). With the win the Gauchos improve to 10-6 on the season.
UCSB plays there final home match of the season and celebrates senior day tomorrow in a noon match against conference rival University of Pacific. A win against the Tigers could give the Gauchos a share of the regular season Big West title and secure the No. 1 seeding for the conference championships.
No. 1 Therp/Hui (UCSB) Elefant/Reiser 8-5
No. 2 Konigsfeldt/Finkelstein (UCSB) def. Landes/Garcia 8-1
No. 3 Hejazi/Barton (UCSB) def. Amaroli/Liang 8-1
No. 1 Philip Therp (UCSB) def. Henri Landes 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Bijan Hejazi (UCSB) def. Justin Garcia 6-0, 6-4
No. 3 Jack Hui (UCSB) def. Nick Lopez 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 Dan Elefant def. Alex Konigsfeldt (UCSB) 7-5, 3-6, (10-5)
No. 5 Max Taylor (UCSB) def. Tyler Lee 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 Taylor Chavez Goggin (UCSB) def. Hunter Lee 7-6, 6-4