SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Led by three seniors who were playing their final home match, the UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team posted a shutout win over UC Riverside on Sunday, 7-0.
The Gauchos easily claimed the doubles point with all three of the seniors taking part. At No. 1, seniors Natalia Lozano and Jordan Dockendorf defeated UCR's Jamie and Taylor Raney, 8-2. At No. 2, senior Sofia Novak teamed with Erica Cano for a resounding 8-0 win over Kate Bergeson and Courtney Pattugalan. The No. 3 doubles match was not completed.
In singles, it was once again the seniors leading the way. Novak defated Jamie Raney at No. 1, 6-3, 6-2, Lozano topped Taylor Raney at No. 2, 6-0, 6-2. Also, Dockendorf recorded a 6-2, 6-0 win over Kate Bergeson at No. 5.
The win improves the Gauchos to 10-13 overall and 5-3 in the Big West. They will next play at the Big West Championship Tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., from April 27-29.
UC Santa Barbara 7, UC Riverside 0
1. Lozano/Dockendorf (UCSB) def. Raney/Raney (UCR) 8-2
2. Cano/Novak (UCSB) def. Saltarelli/McKay (UCR) 8-0
3. Scatliffe/Meehan (UCSB) vs. Bergeson/Pattugalan (UCR)
1. Sofia Novak (UCSB) def. Jamie Raney (UCR) 6-3, 6-2
2. Natalia Lozano (UCSB) def. Taylor Raney (UCR) 6-0, 6-2
3. April Scatliffe (UCSB) def. Natalie McKay (UCR) 6-4, 5-7 (4)
4. Paolo Cos (UCSB) def. Courtney Pattugalan (UCR) 6-1, 6-0
5. Jordan Dockendorf (UCSB) def. Kate Bergeson (UCR) 6-2, 6-0
6. Casey Reede (UCSB) def. Thanh Doan (UCR) 6-1, 6-3