Oct. 14, 2012
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - California's Gregory Bayane won his second tournament of the fall by clinching the Flight A Singles title on Sunday in the UCSB Classic held at the Gauchos' Harder Stadium Courts, Recreation Center and Robertson Gym Courts. The sophomore edged UC Santa Barbara's Axel Bouillin, 7-5, 7-5, in the final.
Bayane had a chance to win another crown in Flight A Doubles with freshman Wyatt Houghton, but the pair fell to Cal Poly's Jordan Bridge and Jordan Kepler, 8-3, in the final. On Oct. 7 in Davis, Calif., Bayane won his first title as a Bear, when he beat Stanford's Jamin Bell, 6-1, 6-7, 6-0, in the final of the Aggie Invitational at UC Davis.
In Flight B Singles at UCSB, Houghton dropped the final to UCSB's Benjamin Recknagel, 6-2, 6-1, while Cal freshman Jordan Smith beat Northern Arizona's Alan Barrios, 6-3, 6-2, to clinch 11th place.
Also on Sunday, Cal junior Campbell Johnson won the consolation singles final of the Battle in the Bay Classic by topping Cal Poly's Matt Thomson, 6-7, 7-5, 10-1, at the California Tennis Club in San Francisco. In the semi, Johnson defeated Stanford's Anthony Tsodikov, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 10-6.
The Bears return to action when they compete in the ITA Northwest Regional Championships from Oct. 19-23 in Moraga, Calif.