SANTA CLARA, Calif.— One day removed from a close 4-3 loss to San Jose State, the UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team (2-9, 1-1) traveled to Degheri Tennis Center today to take on nationally ranked No. 64 Santa Clara University (5-3). Santa Barbara finished its trip to the Bay Area winless as the team was dealt with another close defeat by the score of 4-3.
With matches this competitive and close, every point is important and valuable. The doubles matches are no different as it provides an upper hand for the prevailing team. With victories on courts no. 2 and 3, Santa Clara snatched the early doubles point away from UCSB.
Similar to yesterday's match against San Jose State, the singles matches were a mixture of results as both teams claimed three singles victories. With her consistent performance, junior April Scatliffe once again performed on court no. 1. Kaiulani Boyer was near flawless today on court no. 2 as the freshman recorded a decisive 6-3, 6-3 victory. Seeded at no. 4, junior Paola Cos defeated her opponent for an impressive 6-3, 6-4 win. Providing the Gauchos with its final victory of the day was freshman Jaimee Gilbertson as the Australian native recorded a comeback win with the score of 5-7, 6-1, 7-6.
Despite the solid performance, the end result did not favor the Gauchos as the team endured another narrow 4-3 loss.
The Gauchos will return to conference action next week as the team will return home to host a pair of matches against UC Davis and No. 73 Fresno State. UCSB will host the Aggies next Saturday, Mar. 8th at noon and then face off against the Bulldogs on Sunday, Mar. 9th at 10 a.m.
UCSB 3, SCU 4
Mar. 2, 2014
Santa Clara, Calif.
1. Priscila Garcia/ April Scatliffe (UCSB) vs. Katie Le/ Daniella Silva, 7-6, unfinished
2. Chelby Cooke/ Delphine Rouvillois (SCU) def. Jaimee Gilbertson/ Luisa Ortiz Candido, 8-3
3. Stephanie Skaras/ Nicolette Wolny (SCU) def. Stacy Yam/ Melissa Baker (UCSB), 8-4
1. Katie Le (SCU) def. April Scatliffe (UCSB), 6-2, 6-1
2. Kaiulani Boyer (UCSB) def. Chelby Cooke (SCU), 6-3, 6-3
3. Delphine Rouvillois (SCU) def. Stacy Yam (UCSB), 6-1, 6-0
4. Paola Cos (UCSB) def. Daniella Silva, 6-3, 6-4
5. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) def. Stephanie Skaras, 5-7, 6-1, 7-6
6. Nicolette Wolny (SCU) def. Luisa Ortiz Candido, 7-6, 6-4
UCSB Season Record: (2-9, 1-1)