THOUSAND OAKS - UC Santa Cruz had a big win in their first Division III dual of spring with an 8-1 win over Cal Lutheran.
The momentum carried over to the singles where UCSC won four matches in sweeps. CLU won is only match of the afternoon at No. 6 in a three-set match that went to tie-breaker, whic UCSC countered by taking the No. 5 singles the same fashion.
"I really liked our energy level today. There was positivity all around and it was contagious. I don't think the other DIII teams we're playing this season know what they're in for. " - Chad Stone
"Our dominant win today was a statement for the rest of the season. Everyone was playing to win, instead of playing to not lose. We all stepped up big time and I'm proud to see our guys play with such confidence" - A.J. Flora.
UCSC continues the weekend roadtrip with a match at Whittier on Sunday.