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    UC Santa Barbara Men’s Tennis Announces 2024 Schedule

    The UC Santa Barbara Men’s Tennis team has announced its schedule for the upcoming 2024 spring season. Back at the helm of the program is third-year head coach Blake Muller, who led the team to a 22-win season a year ago and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

    We’ve put together one of the more challenging schedules we’ve had since I’ve been here,” explained Muller. “After last season, this group of guys knows that they can compete with any team in the country and are excited for the challenge.”

    The Gauchos will kick off the 2024 season with two neutral-site matchups on Jan. 28 and 29 against Georgia Tech and Michigan State respectively in Malibu, Calif. The following weekend the Gauchos will play their first two true road matches in the Bay Area. The Gauchos will compete against Santa Clara on Feb. 3 before playing Cal on Feb. 4.

    The Gauchos will then return home for an 11-match homestand that spans from Feb. 18 to March 15. The Gauchos will host Pacific on Feb. 18 for their home opener followed by Idaho and Saint Mary’s on Feb. 21 and 23 respectively. The Gauchos will then host some top teams in Pepperdine on Feb. 29 and Oregon on March 2. UC Santa Barbara then hosts Florida Atlantic and Boston College on March 4 and 8.

    The schedule does not get easier from there as the Gauchos host Rice, Harvard, Yale and Nebraska to finish up the homestand. The Gauchos will host Rice on March 11 followed by Harvard on March 12. After a day off Santa Barbara will play Yale and Nebraska on back-to-back days – March 14 and 15.

    “Looking at our schedule more closely we will face a tough four-match road trip to start the season before returning home to the Arnhold Tennis Center, for 11 matches before getting into our conference schedule,” said Muller. “We are excited to have the opportunity to host several top teams including Oregon, Harvard and Nebraska just to name a few.”

    The Gauchos will end March with a trip to Hawai’i to compete against the Rainbow Warriors on March 28 to kick off Big West action. The Gauchos will continue Big West play in April as they host UC San Diego, UC Davis and UC Irvine. The Tritons will visit Arnhold Tennis Center on April 11 while UC Davis and UC Irvine will visit on April 13 and 14 respectively. Santa Barbara’s match against UC Irvine will be their final home match of the season as they hit the road for their final two matches.

    The Gauchos will end the regular season on the road as they travel to UC Riverside and Cal Poly for their final two matches. UC Santa Barbara will travel to Riverside on April 18. The Blue-Green Rivalry match will take place in San Luis Obispo on April 21.

    Following the regular-season finale UC Santa Barbara will have four days to prepare for The Big West Tennis Championships which will be held in San Diego at the Barnes Tennis Center from April 25 – 28.

    “The guys came in this September and hit the ground running and the results this fall are a testament to that work,” Muller said. “They’ve continued to put in the work this past month during our limited practice schedule and it speaks to their motivation for this upcoming spring schedule.” 

    UC Santa Barbara Men’s Tennis Announces 2024 Schedule was originally published at https://ucsbgauchos.com/news/2023/12/27/mens-tennis-mens-tennis-announces-2024-schedule.aspx.

    Photos courtesy UCSB Athletics.

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