UCSB Drops 4-3 Decision to Cal Poly in Big West Semifinals

May 1, 2010

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara men's tennis team had its streak of four consecutive league tournament championships ended on Saturday as the Gauchos dropped a 4-3 heartbreaker to Cal Poly at the Big West Tournament at Indian Wells, Calif.

UCSB finishes the regular season with a 14-11 overall record and, for the first time in a while, will not compete in the NCAA Tournament.

"The guys feel empty," said UCSB head coach Marty Davis. "We came here thinking we could win and we didn't. Our effort today was great, but it wasn't enough. It's a very empty feeling."

Freshman Benjamin Recknagel and junior Alex Konigsfeldt were outstanding for the Gauchos. Each won their singles matches, and Recknagel win his doubles contest. Recknagel defeated the Mustangs' Matt Fawcett at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-1, and he was joined by fellow-freshman Lucas Sudow to win at No. 2 doubles, 8-4.

Konigsfeldt blanked Cal Poly's Drew Jacobs at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-0.

The Gauchos other point came from a No. 1 doubles win by Mathieu Forget and Taylor Chavez Goggin. The duo defeated Mustangs Alexander Sonesson and Bridge by an 8-6 score.

Cal Poly 4, UCSB 3
Singles
No. 1 - Jordan Bridge (Cal Poly) d. Philip Therp (UCSB) - 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
No. 2 - Benjamin Recknagel (UCSB) d. Matt Fawcett (Cal Poly) - 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 - Alexander Konigsfeldt (UCSB) d. Drew Jacobs (Cal Poly) - 6-3, 6-0
No. 4 - Alexander Sonesson (Cal Poly) d. Lucas Sudow (UCSB) - 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 5 - Brian McPhee (Cal Poly) d. Mathieu Forget (UCSB) - 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
No. 6. - Robery Foy (Cal Poly) d. Scott Hohenstein (UCSB) - 6-1, 6-4
Order of finish: 3, 6, 1, 4, 2, 5
Doubles
No. 1 - Forget/Taylor Chavez Goggin (UCSB) d. Sonesson/Bridge (Cal Poly) - 8-6
No. 2. - Recknagel/Sudow (UCSB) d. Foy/Fawcett (Cal Poly) - 8-4
No. 3 - Blake Wardman/McPhee (Cal Poly) d. Hohenstein/Evan Jurgensen (UCSB) - 8-6
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1