Regardless of reaching the Large West Event Championship sport on a 10-game successful streak and because the No. 1 seed, Cal Poly Males’s Tennis suffered a heartbreaking 4-Three defeat towards rivals UC Santa Barbara on Sunday, Could 2 in Irvine.
The final time Cal Poly (14-8) gained the Large West Event title was in 2014.
No. Three seed UC Santa Barbara (10-5) began the sport by taking the doubles level early on. The Gauchos’ pairing of Joseph Guillin and Kai Brady defeated Cal Poly’s duo of redshirt sophomore Gary Vardanyan and redshirt junior Alex Stater 6-4 on the No. Three courtroom.
Vardanyan and Stater have misplaced their final two doubles match ups and completed with a report of 9-Four collectively this season.
UC Santa Barbara clinched the doubles level after their duo of Stefano Tsorotiotis and Alejandro Vedri defeated the Mustangs’ pair of redshirt freshman Joe Leather and redshirt junior Roman Shenkiryk 6-Three on the No. 1 courtroom.
Regardless of giving up the primary level of the sport, Cal Poly got here again in singles play as redshirt freshman Fernando Fonseca displayed a dominant efficiency towards UCSB’s Joseph Rotherham on the No. 5 spot. Fonseca gained his first set 6-2 and gained his second set 6-Zero to even the general rating at 1-1.
Nevertheless, the Gauchos regained the lead on the No. Three spot when Victor Krustev defeated Cal Poly’s senior captain Antoine Noel in two straight units of 6-Four and 6-3.
The Mustangs evened the rating but once more in a contested matchup on the No. 6 spot towards Brady. Vardanyan gained the primary set 6-2, misplaced the second set 1-6, however got here out on prime after successful the third set 6-3.
Stater was unable to take care of his singles play efforts over the weekend and completed the season with a 12-6 report after being defeated by Guillin on the No. 1 spot. Stater began off sturdy, successful the primary set 6-2, however dropped the subsequent two units 7-5 and 6-Three to place the Gauchos within the lead at 3-2.
The Mustangs regarded to make a comeback as freshman Noah Berry defeated Tsorotiotis on the No. 2 spot to even the rating 3-3. Berry gained the primary set 7-6 (7-4), gave up the second set 7-6 (7-3) and gained the third set 6-Four to clinch the purpose.
The ultimate match on the No. Four spot was winner-take-all and would determine the event champion. Leather-based began off by defeating UCSB’s Pablo Masjuan 7-6 (7-1) within the first set, however in the end misplaced the subsequent two decisive units 7-6 (9-7) and 7-6 (7-3) to grant the Gauchos the championship.
Regardless of the loss, the Mustangs accomplished a robust, aggressive season, going undefeated in convention play and remaining undefeated since March 7.
— to mustangnews.net