MTen: Galskov makes UCSB history at ITA Regional

UCSB’s Tobias Galskov was eliminated in the semifinals of the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals, considered to be one of the toughest regionals in the country, according to UCSB coach Marty Davis.

A day after etching his name in the UCSB record books for making it farther than any other Gaucho at the ITA Southwest Regionals, Galskov was defeated by nationally ranked Yannick Hanfmann of USC in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. Galskov held eight break points in the contest but couldn’t convert, largely because of the quality of Hanfmann’s service. Hanfmann is ranked 18th in the country.

Galskov, a junior, posted impressive wins against players from UCLA, San Diego State and Pepperdine over the first three days of the tournament.

UCSB senior Sasha Gryaznov lost in a tough battle against UCLA’s Seth Stolar in his consolation draw semifinal match. Stolar came back from a one-set deficit to defeat Gryaznov 6-7, 6-4, 10-3 and eliminate the Gaucho from the tournament.

The Gauchos will be back on the courts next Wednesday at the SoCal Intercollegiate tournament in Los Angeles, The tournament will begin on Oct. 30 and run through Nov. 3 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA.