The ninth-ranked UCLA men’s tennis team proved to be too much to handle for Cal Poly on Wednesday, as the Bruins won 7-0 over the Mustangs.
The Mustangs (14-4) mustered one set victory in doubles in their attempt to win their fifth straight match but the Bruins won the doubles point and all six singles matches.
The one win came from Marco Comuzzo and Jordan Bridge with a 9-8 win over UCLA’s Amit Inbar and Warren Hardie.
Andre Dome lost to Daniel Kosakowski, the 34th-ranked player in the nation in the No. 1 singles match.
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The Mustangs will close out the regular season at home against UC Irvine (16-7, 4-0) at noon Saturday to determine the Big West Conference championship.
Cuesta baseball team falls to Merced
Tied in the top of the ninth inning, Merced College mounted a two-out, five-hit, four-run rally to seal an 8-4 road win over Cuesta College.Jared Levin kept the Blue Devils at bay for 4 2⁄3 innings, giving up four hits and one run with four strikeouts.
The damage came against the Cougars’ relief pitching, which gave up seven runs over the final three innings.
Former Mission Prep star Alex Detz registered the only multi-hit game for Cuesta (19-14), going 2 for 5 with an RBI.
The Cougars have three more games on their regular-season schedule. At 11-7, they are two games back of Santa Barbara College for first place in the Western State Conference North Division standings.
Doll honored for golf exploits
Former Nipomo High golf standout Rory Doll, who’s now a freshman at Nebraska Wesleyan, was named the GPAC Hauff Mid-America Men’s Golfer of the Week.
Doll shot a 1-under 143 total at the two-day Buena Vista Invitational at Lake Creek Golf Course in Storm Creek, Iowa. He finished as the runner-up while leading the Prairie Wolves to the team championship.
It was the second time this season Doll earned the player of the week award. He’s shooting an average 76.67 this year, second in Nebraska Wesleyan’s league.