Bears Wrap Up UCSB Classic
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The California men's tennis team wrapped up the UCSB Classic on Sunday, with the Golden Bears adding a victory in doubles on the tournament's final day.
Cal freshmen Michael Wright and Alex Chang defeated the host Gauchos' Diego Castillo and Josh Williams, 8-3, one day after the young Bears captured the C Flight Doubles Consolation title at UCSB.
Noah Gampel played for a title on Sunday, but the Cal sophomore fell to UCSB's Gianluca Brunkow, 6-3, 6-3, in the B Flight Singles Final.
In the C Flight Third-Place Match on Sunday, Cal sophomore Lucas Magnaudet won in a walkover against Boris Reckow of Saint Mary's.
Competing in the C Flight Consolation Singles draw, Wright lost to Cal Poly's Carter Crookston, 6-3, 6-1.
"It was exciting to see Alex Chang make his debut in doubles as a Bear and win with Michael Wright," said Amanda Augustus, Cal's Interim Director of Tennis. "It was great that one Bear made a semi and one made a final in singles, and it was a good opportunity for all the players.
"We have a short turnaround with the new split regional on the men's side, and we'll be back at it again in Moraga to try to advance to the super regional."
Up next on the Cal schedule is the ITA Northwest Regional Championships, which start Wednesday and end next Sunday at Saint Mary's in nearby Moraga. The Bears will be attempting to qualify for the Oct. 22-25 ITA Northwest Super Regional in Seattle.
Oct. 10, 2021, in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Rec Center Courts/Harder Stadium Courts
B Flight Singles Final
Gianluca Brunkow (UCSB) def. Noah Gampel (Cal), 6-3, 6-3
C Flight Singles Third-Place Match
Lucas Magnaudet (Cal) def. Boris Reckow (Saint Mary's), w/o
C Flight Consolation Singles 13th-Place Match
Carter Crookston (Cal Poly) def. Michael Wright (Cal), 6-3, 6-1
Extra Doubles Match
Alex Chang/Michael Wright (Cal) def. Diego Castillo/Josh Williams (UCSB), 8-3