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Rebels Fall Short At UC Santa Barbara

Giacomo Gremizzi won the 200 IM for UNLV against the Gauchos.

Jan. 11, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. ( - In its first action of 2014, the UNLV men's and women's swimming team dropped a dual meet at UC Santa Barbara on Saturday. The 23rd-ranked Rebel men were handed a 158-104 loss, while UNLV's women lost by a score of 148-114.

In the men's meet, UNLV would claim a total of five first place finishes, beginning with the day's first event, the 200 medley relay. The team of Henrique Machado, David Szele, Dillon Virva and Tom Paco-Pedroni won the event with a time of 1:31.91.

Four Rebels all won individual events on the men's side as well, starting with Machado in the 100 back, as he touched the wall in 50.54. Szele placed first in the 100 breast (56.26), Giacomo Gremizzi won the 200 IM (1:51.36), while Virva and Paco-Pedroni tied for first place in the 50 free, turning in a time of 20.93.

UNLV's women won six events, led by Jessica Marsh's double-win performance in the 200 free (1:52.94) and the 100 free (52.39). Other single event winners included: Rachel Dixon in the 100 back (57.17), Julia Fehervari in the 50 free (24.08), and Jessica Heim in the 500 free (5:05.38). The Rebels won the final event was well, with Fehervari, Heim, Dixon and Marsh teaming up for a first place time of 3:27.49 in the 400 free.

The Rebels will be in action next on Saturday, Jan. 25, as they host Air Force, Bakersfield and Denver in Buchanan Natatorium at 12 pm.



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