April 15, 2012

UCSB Cruises Past Fullerton in 6-1 Win

FULLERTON, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara traveled to Cal State Fullerton on Saturday and dominated the Titans, coming away with a 6-1 win. 

The Gauchos claimed the doubles point with victories in two of the three matches.  UCSB dropped the No. 1 contest, but won at No. 2 and No. 3.  At No. 2, Erica Cano and Sofia Novak walloped Kalika Slevocove and Monica Rodriguez, 8-1.  At No. 3, April Scatliffe and Kiersten Meehan topped their Fullerton opponents, 8-2. 

UCSB claimed five of six singles matches against Cal State Fullerton.  The Gauchos won matches at No.2 through No. 6, losing only the No. 1 match. 

At No. 1, the Titans Tiffany Mai edged Sofia Novak , 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.  At No. 2, Natalia Lozano beat Morgan McIntosh, 6-3, 7-5, getting the Gauchos on the right track.  UCSB continued to roll, winning the rest of the singles matches. 

April Scatliffe won at No. 3, Jordan Dockendorf won at No. 4, Erica Cano won at No. 5 and Casey Reede won at No. 6. 

The team win improves the Gauchos to 9-13 overall and 4-3 in the Big West.  They will host UC Riverside in their final home match of the season on Sunday beginning at noon.  UCSB seniors Lozano, Novak and Dockendorf will be saluted before the match. 

UCSB 6, Cal State Fullerton 1 

Doubles
No. 1 – Mai/McIntosh (CSUF) def. Lozano/Dockendorf (UCSB) – 8-7 (8)
No. 2 – Cano/Novak (UCSB) def. Slevocove/Rodriguiz (CSUF) – 8-1
No. 3 – Scatliffe/Meehan (UCSB) def. Tomalko/de la Cruz (CSUF) – 8-2 

Singles
No. 1 – Tiffany Mai (CSUF) def. Sofia Novak (UCSB) – 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 – Natalia Lozano (UCSB) def. Morgan McIntosh (CSUF) – 6-3, 7-5
No. 3 – April Scatliffe (UCSB) def. Monica Rodriguez (CSUF) – 4-6, 6-1 (6)
No. 4 – Jordan Dockendorf (UCSB) def. Maloirie de la Cruz (CSUF) – 6-1, 6-4
No. 5 – Erica Cano (UCSB) def. Kalika Slevocove (CSUF) – 6-2, 6-0
No. 6 – Casey Reede (UCSB) def. Jessica Pepa (CSUF) – 6-1, 6-3

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