LONG BEACH, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara Women's Tennis team defeated another Big West Conference opponent Long Beach State by a score of 4-2.
Long Beach led the doubles match with a win as No.3 Maren Helgo and Natalia Munoz defeated Stephanie Yamada and Natalie Da Silveira 6-3. Next, Stefani Stojic and Amanda Atanasson fell to Lena Pacholski and Laura Eales 6-4 at No.2. The duo of Palina Dubavets and Melissa Baker did not have a chance to finish their match.
UC Santa Barbara Women's Tennis team did not give up and fought against Long Beach as Stojic defeated Helgo 6-4, 6-2 at No.4. Next, Atanasson defeated Munoz 6-0, 6-4 at No.5 and Yamada won against Eales 6-4, 7-5 at No.6. Long Beach fought back as Pacholski defeated Jaimee Gilbertson 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 at No.3. No.1 Dubavets had a neck and neck match with Maeva Razakasoa and finished the match with a win by a score of 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4). No.2 Da Silveira did not have a chance to finish her match.
Gauchos will come back home to play Cal Poly on April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
UC Santa Barbara 4, Long Beach State 2
Rhodes Tennis Center
April 15 2017
Doubles (Order to finish: 3, 2)
Singles (Order to finish: 4, 5, 6, 3, 1)
1. Palina Dubavets def. Maeva Razakasoa 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
2. Natalie Da Silveira vs. Julie Gerard 6-4, 5-7, 4-5 (unfinished)
3. Lena Pacholski def. Jaimee Gilbertson 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
4. Stefani Stojic def. Maren Helgo 6-4, 6-2
5. Amanda Atanasson def. Natalia Munoz 6-0, 6-4
6. Stephanie Yamada def. Laura Eales 6-4, 7-5