March 3, 2012

No. 53 Mustangs Defeat No. 50 UC Santa Barbara, 4-3

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly men's tennis team defeated UC Santa Barbara, 4-3, in a Big West Conference tennis match on Saturday for the team's seventh-straight win. With the triumph, Cal Poly improves to 7-3 overall and 2-0 in conference matches while UCSB falls to 7-5 and 2-1 in Big West contests.

Play opened on the doubles court with the team of Jordan Bridge and Brian McPhee dominating for an 8-2 win on the second court over Alexander Gryaznov and Ziad Sultan.

The doubles point was secured with an 8-2 win on the first court by Andre Dome and Matt Fawcett over Mathieu Forget and Mbonisi Ndimande.

UCSB's Axel Bouilin and Alex Johnson defeated Marco Comuzzo and Jurgen De Jager, 8-7, on the third court.

In singles play Dome made quick work of Forget, 6-2 and 6-1, on the first court to put the Mustangs up two with Bridge following up on the fourth court with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Greg Scott.

Bouilin got the Gauchos on the board from the fifth court with a 6-4, 2-6 and 6-2 win over De Jager with UCSB picking up wins on both the third and sixth courts to tie the match at 3-3.

Ndimande defeated Comuzzo, 7-5 and 6-4, while Sultan defeated Bell, 6-2 and 6-3.

McPhee secured the match with a 6-4, 6-3 win on the second court over Benjamin Rechnagel.

The Mustangs will return to the courts when they travel to Boise, ID to take on Friday, March 9.

 

Tennis Match Results

UC Santa Barbara vs Cal Poly

 

Mar 03, 2012 at San Luis Obispo, Calif.

(Mustang Courts)

#53 Cal Poly 4, #50 UC Santa Barbara 3

 

Singles competition

1. #25 Andre Dome (CP) def. Mathieu Forget (UCSB) 6-2, 6-1

2. Brian McPhee (CP) def. Benjamin Recknagel (UCSB) 6-4, 6-3

3. Mbonisi Ndimande (UCSB) def. Marco Comuzzo (CP) 7-5, 6-4

4. Jordan Bridge (CP) def. Greg Scott (UCSB) 6-4, 6-4

5. Axel Bouilin (UCSB) def. Jurgen De Jager (CP) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

6. Ziad Sultan (UCSB) def. Sebastian Bell (CP) 6-2, 6-3

 

Doubles competition

1. Andre Dome/Matt Fawcett (CP) def. Mathieu Forget/Mbonisi Ndimande (UCSB) 8-2

2. Jordan Bridge/Brian McPhee (CP) def. Alexander Gryaznov/Ziad Sultan (UCSB) 8-2

3. Axel Bouilin/Alex Johnson (UCSB) def. Marco Comuzzo/Jurgen De Jager (CP) 8-7

 

Match Notes:

UC Santa Barbara 7-5, 2-1 BWC; National ranking #50

Cal Poly 7-3, 2-0 BWC; National ranking #53

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,4,5,3,6,2)