Suzie Matzenauer upset the 43rd-ranked player in the nation to claim Cal Poly’s lone point in a 6-1 loss to No. 4 UCLA on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Matzenauer defeated Andrea Remynse 6-2, 7-6 (5). Cal Poly’s Brittany Blalock fell to Noelle Hickey 6-1, 6-1.
The Cal Poly doubles team of Steffi Wong and Alexa Lee claimed an 8-5 decision, but the Mustangs came up a few games short of taking the doubles point.
“I thought that we were excellent in doubles today and the fact that we were two points away from taking the doubles point proves that we can compete with anyone in the country,” Cal Poly head coach Hugh Bream said in a release.
SWIMMING AND DIVINGThe Cal Poly swimming and diving team claimed a total of 10 individual titles over four days at the Big West Conference Championships in Long Beach that ended Saturday night.
Peter Kline broke the meet and Cal Poly record in winning the 200 backstroke with a time of 1 minute, 44.85 seconds.
Matt Waggoner won the 1,650 free in a school-record time of 15:23.57 while Lacey Buck won the women’s 1,650 free in 16:39.63.
Angie Haven claimed her third Big West title, winning the 200 breaststroke in 2:14.26.
Cal Poly finished third in both the men’s and women’s team standings, the highest finish for either team since joining the Big West in 1996.
UC Davis won the men’s title while UC Santa Barbara took its fifth-straight women’s crown.
The Mustangs have 14 swimmers who have met the NCAA B standard this season.