UCSB Edged at UC Irvine, 4-3

IRVINE, Calif. –  The UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team battled UC Irvine in a tough Big West Conference match before losing a 4-3 decision on the road.

The Anteaters won the all-important doubles point with victories at No. 1 and No. 2.  At No. 2, Franziska Goettsching and Kristina Smith edged Natalia Lozano and April Scatliffe to decide things, 8-6.

In singles, UC Irvine won at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3.  Scatliffe defeated Kat Facey at No. 4, 6-1, 6-3, while Paola Cos swept Stephanie Hammel and Jordan Dockendorf swept Ali Facey.  

The Gauchos are now 4-9 overall and 2-1 in the Big West.  They will return to action on Friday, March 9 when they travel to San Diego State.

UC Irvine 4, UCSB 3 

Doubles
No. 1 – Courtney Byron/Hannah Holladay (UCI) d. Jordan Dockendorf/Kiersten Meehan (UCSB) – 8-1
No. 2 – Franziska Goettsching/Kristina Smith (UCI) d. Natalia Lozano/April Scatliffe (UCSB) – 8-6
No. 3 – Ali Facey/Kat Facey (UCI) d. Sofia Novak/Erica Cano (UCSB) – 8-5

Singles
No. 1 – Kristina Smith (UCI) d. Natalia Lozano (UCSB) – 6-3, 6-0
No. 2 – Courtney Byron (UCI) d. Sofia Novak (UCSB) – 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 – Franziska Goettsching (UCI) d. Kiersten Meehan (UCSB) – 7-5, 7-6 (4)
No. 4 – April Scatliffe (UCSB) d. Kat Facey (UCI) – 6-1, 6-3
No. 5 – Paola Cos (UCSB) d. Stephanie Hammel (UCI) - 6-4, 6-4
No. 6 – Jordan Dockendorf (UCSB) d. Ali Facey (UCI) – 6-3, 7-6 (5)