In singles play the Cats won five matches and lost at the No. 1 spot, where junior Alex Aybar fell to Simon Shen, 7-5, 6-2.
Senior's Jean-Noel LaCoste and Michel Stopa both earned wins. LaCoste beat Marcin Kosakowski, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0, at the No. 2 position, and Stopa defeated Mike Ortiz, 6-3, 6-1, at the No. 3 spot.
Sophomore Caleb Marquardt beat John Stweart, 6-4, 6-1, at the No. 4 spot, while freshman Tom Lloyd defeated David Angert, 6-2, 6-0, at the No. 5 position.
Earning a win at the No. 6 spot was senior Alex Brown. Brown defeated Mario Pepe, 6-3, 6-4.
UCSB swept the Wildcats in doubles play. Aybar and LaCoste fell to Shen and Kosakowski, 8-5, while Brown and Lloyd fell short to Ortiz and Sandy Gentile, 8-6. Stewart and Mike Rodrigues defeated Stopa and Marquardt, 8-4.
The Wildcats will be back in action Monday, Feb. 7, at noon, at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center against Utah.
Results Singles No. 1 Shen (UCSB) def. Aybar (UA) 7-5, 6-2 No. 2 LaCoste (UA) def. Kosakowski (UCSB) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 No. 3 Stopa (UA) def. Ortiz (UCSB) 6-3, 6-1 No. 4 Marquardt (UA) def. Stwart (UCSB) 6-4, 6-1 No. 5 Lloyd (UA) def. Angert (UCSB) 6-2, 6-0 No. 6 Brown (UA) def. Rodrigues (UCSB) 6-3, 6-4 Results Doubles No. 1 Shen/Kosakowski (UCSB) def. Aybar/LaCoste (UA) 8-5 No. 2 Ortiz/Gentile (UCSB) def. Brown/Lloyd (UA) 8-6 No. 3 Stewart/Rodrigues (UCSB) def. Stopa/Marquardt (UA) 8-4