March 28, 2008

Men's Tennis Swept by No. 64 UC Santa Barbara

March 28, 2008

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara men's tennis team was swept 7-0 by No. 64 UC Santa Barbara. This was the Gauchos sixth straight win and the second match in a row that the Broncos fell to ranked opponents.

Santa Clara's Senthil Chidambaram faced UCSB's Josh Finkelstein at the No. 3 position. Chidambaram won the first set 6-4, but fell in the second set 7-5. In the supertiebreaker Chidambaram could not pull out the victory falling 10-8.

The Broncos resume action at home on April 2, when they host conference rival University of San Francisco.

Doubles
No. 1 UCSB Jack Hui/Philip Therp d. SCU Jay Wong/Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong 8-4
No. 2 UCSB Nigel Barton/Bijan Hejazi d. SCU John Iwanski/Justin Wong 8-3
No. 3 UCSB Josh Finkelstein/Taylor Chavez-Goggin d. SCU Charlie Burke/Senthil Chidambaram 8-3

Singles
No. 1 UCSB Philip Therp d. SCU SCU Jay Wong 6-4,6-4
No. 2 UCSB Jack Hui d. SCU SCU Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong 6-2,6-2
No. 3 UCSB Josh Finkelstein d. SCU SCU Senthil Chidambaram 4-6,7-5, (10-8)
No. 4 UCSB Max Taylor d. SCU SCU Charlie Burke 6-2,6-1
No. 5 UCSB Taylor Chavez-Goggin d. SCU SCU Justin Wong 6-1,6-1
No. 6 UCSB Nigel Barton d. SCU SCU John Iwanski 6-0,6-0