Cal Poly Opens Dual Season with Win over UC Santa Cruz


APTOS, Calif. – The Cal Poly men's tennis team opened the 2011 dual season with a 6-1 over UC Santa Cruz on Saturday at the SeaScape Tennis Club.

The Mustangs took five of the six singles matches and the doubles point to win the match.

"It was great to open the dual season against a very good UC Santa Cruz team that has won multiple NCAA Division III championships," said Cal Poly head coach Justin McGrath. "There was some very good tennis played today and it was a great way to start the season."

In doubles play Cal Poly opened with the team of Jordan Bridge and Andre Dome defeating Brian Bybas and Parker Larsen 8-1. The No. 3 team of Brian McPhee and Drew Jacobs won 8-4 over Erik Rosner and Ian Stanley.

Arroyo Grande's Sam Rodger teamed with Erick Koenig to win the No. 2 doubles match 9-8 over Cal Poly's Alezander Sonesson and Jordan Kepler.

In singles action the Mustangs lost only at the No. 5 slot when Rodger defeated Sebastian Bell in three sets, 4-6, 6-3 and 10-6.

Dome won at No. 1 singles in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-4, over Pybas while Sonesson had to play from behind at No. 2 singles against Koenig, 6-7, 6-2 and 14-12.

Kepler (No. 3 singles) defated Larsen 6-2, 7-5 with Jacobs dominating at No. 4 singles over Andre Halabi, 6-0 and 6-2.

Jurgen De Jager rounded out the Mustangs' singles play at No. 6 with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Bryce Bettwy.