Santa Barbara won its first six sets in doubles on Thursday to take the inside track towards an 11-7 Channel League victory over San Marcos.
The Dons finished off the match having won 8-of-9 doubles sets, including three from the team of Ryan Chung and Jordan Rodnick.
Petar Jivkov highlighted San Marcos day with his three-set sweep in singles play. Jivkov is 42-3 this season.
“That was the best performance I have seen so far this season from any opponent we have played,” said Dons head coach Greg Tebbe. “Jivkov was just outstanding today.”
The Dons (10-1, 7-0) play again on Saturday against the No. 2 team in Division 1 Corona del Mar. That match begins at 11:30 at the Tennis Club of Santa Barbara.
SANTA BARBARA 11, SAN MARCOS 7
SB Singles – Nico Pollero 0-1, Graham Maassen 1-1, Morgan Hale 2-1, Jake Sutton 0-2, Matthew Wallock 0-1.
SB Doubles – Logan Liddell / Mitchell Kuhn 2-0, Avery Chernin / Jack Damen 2-0, Ryan Chung / Jordan Rodnick 3-0, Connor Kerns / Ben Bird 1-0, Max Mercurio / William Belfiore 0-1.
SM Singles: Petar Jivkov 3-0, Keyvan Golizadah 2-1, Ramin Parvin 0-2, Owen Lincoln 1-0.
SM Doubles: Garrett Hazarion / Spencer Kennedy 0-3, Lucas Budgett / Burkely McComb 0-3, Jack Haley / Jake Wheelock 1-2.