The Cal Poly men’s tennis team lost to Washington 4-0 in the first game of the NCAA Regionals on Friday at Stanford, marking the end of a rollercoaster season for the Mustangs.
They started the season by winning five of their first six matches.
The Mustangs (14-7) then carried that momentum to the start of conference play, where they won their first four matches. But the Mustangs lost two straight matches to end the year and lost to Pacific in the first round of the Big West Championships.
That slump was too much to overcome against the 25th-ranked Huskies, who swept Cal Poly in doubles play.
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Singles weren’t any different, as the Mustangs couldn’t grab a win in any of the three matchups. Alexander Sonesson lost to Kyle McMorrow 6-2, 6-1, Brian McPhee lost to Martin Kildahl 6-4, 6-2, and Marco Comuzzo lost to Marton Bots 6-4, 7-6. Three other singles matches were suspended because the Huskies had already clinched the win.
Cal Poly 4, UC Davis 2
Cal Poly returned to its winning ways against the Aggies.
After dropping five of their past seven games, the Mustangs took the first game of their three-game series.
Starter Mason Radeke gave up two earned runs off seven hits to go with his six strikeouts and three walks. Frankie Reed pitched two scoreless innings for the save.
The Mustangs had four hits against UC Davis.
Bobby Crocker went 1 for 3, J.J. Thompson went 1 for 3, Elliot Stewart went 1 for 3 and Mitch Haniger went 1 for 4 with a double.
All three RBI came from players who had no hits as Denver Chavez, Mike Miller and D.J. Gentile all had one apiece.
TRACK AND FIELD
Cal Poly at Big West Championships
Mustangs senior LeAnne Fogg placed first in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at UC Irvine with a time of 10 minutes, 23.85 seconds.She was less than a half-second off the meet record.
Sophomore teammate Noelle Garcia placed sixth in the race at 10:57.08.
In the long jump, Cal Poly’s Jasmine Pickett finished third with a jump of 19 feet, 2 inches. In the 10,000 meters, Bridie McCarey placed fourth (35:43.93), and Jenny Bergren placed fifth (35:47.09) for the Mustangs.
On the men’s side, Daniel Erdman placed fourth in the shot put for Cal Poly (53-1 1⁄2), and Nipomo High grad Korben Boaz placed sixth (47-8 1⁄2).
In the men’s 10,000 meters, three Mustangs placed in the top six, with Ryan Cosens finishing third (30:14.94), Chris Frias in fifth (30:23.65), and Sean Davidson in sixth (30:28.03).
The Cal Poly men are sitting in fourth place in the team standings entering today’s final day with 37 points. Long Beach State is first (76), followed by Santa Barbara (551⁄2) and UC Davis (55).
The Cal Poly women are tied for fifth with UC Riverside at 32 points apiece.
Cal State Northridge is in first (64), followed by Long Beach State (49), UC Santa Barbara (34) and UC Davis (33).
Hasay breezes into Pac-10 final
Mission Prep graduate and Oregon sophomore Jordan Hasay easily qualified for today’s women’s 1,500-meter final at the Pac-10 Championships in Tucson, Ariz.
Hasay won her heat of the 1,500 prelims in a time of 4:30.35, the fastest time of the day. Hasay, the defending 1,500 Pac-10 champ, has the NCAA’s fastest time of the season.
She is also entered in today’s 5,000 final, where she has the NCAA’s second-best time.
The Ducks are the two-time defending team champions and sit in third place with 491⁄2 points. Arizona leads the team race with 70 points.