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Men's Tennis Falls to UC Santa Barbara, 5-2




March 9, 2013

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Sophomore Philip Nelson and senior Billy Grokenberger each won singles matches, but Boston College lost to UC Santa Barbara, 5-2, at the Recreation Center Courts in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Friday.

The Eagles (5-5, 0-0 ACC) won the two singles matches and also won a doubles match against the Gauchos (4-4, 0-0 Big West).

Nelson beat Axel Bouillin, 4-6, 7-6, 10-8, on court No. 2 in singles while Grokenberger downed Sasha Gryaznov, 3-6, 6-4, 10-8, on singles court No. 5.

On doubles court No. 2, Grokenberger teamed with sophomore Matt Wagner to best Bouillin and Gryaznov, 8-5.

Next, Boston College opens ACC play at Virginia Tech on March 17 at noon.

Boston College Results: (2-5)

Doubles: (1-2)
No. 1 - Mbonisi Ndimande and Ziad Sultan (UCSB) defeat Philip Nelson and Michael McGinnis (BC), 8-5
No. 2 - Matt Wagner and Billy Grokenberger (BC) defeat Axel Bouillin and Sasha Gryaznov (UCSB), 8-5
No. 3 - Benjamin Recknagel and Miles Seemann (UCSB) defeat Alexandre Thirouin and Kyle Childree (BC), 8-2

Singles: (2-4)
No. 1 - Mbonisi Ndimande (UCSB) defeats Michael McGinnis (BC), 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 - Philip Nelson (BC) defeats Axel Bouillin (UCSB), 4-6, 7-6, 10-8
No. 3 - Benjamin Recknagel (UCSB) defeats Kyle Childree (BC), 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 - Ziad Sultan (UCSB) defeats Matt Wagner (BC), 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 - Billy Grokenberger (BC) defeats Sasha Gryaznov (UCSB), 3-6, 6-4, 10-8
No. 6 - Andrew Riminton (UCSB) defeats Klaus Puestow (BC), 6-0, 6-1
Order of Finish:6, 3, 1, 4, 5, 2

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