Gauchos Bounce Back; Defeat Sacramento State with 5-2 Victory

Jaimee Gilbertson (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Jaimee Gilbertson (Photo by Tony Mastres)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.UC Santa Barbara women's tennis (5-13, 2-2) looked for a bounce back win today as the team hosted Sacramento State (7-9). Coming off a tough loss to Big West opponent Hawaii, Santa Barbara retained its winning ways as the Gauchos defeated the Hornets, 5-2.

UCSB started the day's action slowly as the team's doubles duos were swept by Sacramento State. Juniors, April Scatliffe and Stacy Yam opened up the action on court No. 1 with a narrow 7-6 loss. Despite their recent success as a pairing; senior, Kiersten Meehan and sophomore, Luisa Ortiz Candido could not find their groove as the duo faced an 8-0 loss on court No. 2. Rounding out the doubles competition with a tough 8-5 loss on court 3 were sophomore, Priscila Garcia and freshman, Jaimee Gilbertson.

Off to a slow start, the Gauchos faced an uphill battle in the singles portion of today's action. Seeded on court No. 1, Scatliffe displayed an excellent performance with her 6-1, 6-2 win. Gilbertson got back to her winning ways on court 3 with a 6-4, 7-5 victory. Junior, Paola Cos continued her success this season as she posted a 6-4, 6-4 straight set win.

Yam sealed the deal for the Gauchos with her win court No. 5 as the junior got back on track with a three set 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 match. Garcia finished up the singles matches on court No. 6 with a 6-2, 6-4 win.

With three matches within the last five days, UCSB showcased its toughness by recording two quality wins against No. 53 Kansas State and Sacramento State.

The Gauchos will resume the action next Friday, Apr. 4 at 1 p.m. as the team is slated to host No. 56 Long Beach State. After hosting the 49ers, UCSB will host another conference match on Saturday, Apr. 5 at noon, against UC Riverside.

Mar. 26, 2014
Santa Barbara, Calif.

1. Olivia Boija/ Sophie Lohscheidt (SSU) def. April Scatliffe/ Stacy Yam (UCSB), 7-6
2. Daria Savchenko/ Katharina Knoebl (SSU) def. Kiersten Meehan/ Luisa Ortiz Candido, 8-0
3. Alina Soltanici/ Deimante Bulatovaite (SSU) def. Jaimee Gilbertson/ Priscila Garcia, 8-5

1. April Scatliffe (UCSB) def. Alina Soltanici (SSU), 6-1, 6-2
2. Daria Savchenko (SSU) def. Kaiulani Boyer (UCSB), 6-3, 6-2
3. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) def. Sophie Lohscheidt (SSU), 6-4, 7-5
4. Paola Cos (UCSB) def. Olivia Boija (SSU), 6-4, 6-4
5. Stacy Yam (UCSB) def. Katharina Knoebl (SSU), 6-0, 2-6, 6-2
6. Priscila Garcia (UCSB) def. Deimante Bulatovaite, 6-2, 6-4

UCSB season record (5-13, 2-2)