Gauchos Balance Record With 7-0 Blowout Win at UC Riverside

March 10, 2007

RIVERSIDE,Calif. - UC Santa Barbara swept the all six singles and two of the three doubles matches to post a 7-0 win at UC Riverside on Saturday. The Victory evened the Gauchos record at 4-4 overall and 1-1 in Big West play.

While the Gauchos dropped a match at No. 1 doubles, they won the other to. Asagi Onaga and Carina Bjornstrom posted an 8-4 victory at No. 2 and Kristen Wilson and Brittany Kausen won at No. 3 doubles, helping UCSB to that point.

In singles, it was all Gauchos. Junior Marta Simic battled to a 7-5, 4-6 (10-8) win at No. 1. At No. 2, Bjornstrom clouted H.R. Espiritu, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. At No. 3, Charlotte Scatliffe dumped Donna McCullough, 6-4, 7-5

UCSB won the remainder of the singles matches despite playing with the injured Tova Hausman, the team's No. 4 player.

UCSB will return to the court on Tuesday, March 13 when they host Fresno Pacific in a 1:00 p.m. match at the Robertson Gymnasium Courts.

Results

UC Santa Barbara 7, UC Riverside 0

Doubles:
1. Erynne Oki/Donna McCullough (UCR) def. Charlotte Scatliffe/Marta Simic (UCSB), 8-6
2. Asagi Onaga/Carina Bjornstrom (UCSB) def. H.R. Espiritu/Roxanne Plata (UCR), 8-4
3. Kristen Wilson/Brittany Kausen (UCSB) def. Alexandra Khoury/Anne Marie Simonsen (UCR), 8-1

Singles: 1. Marta Simic (UCSB) def. Erynne Oki (UCR) 7-5, 4-6, (10-8) 2. Carina Bjornstrom (UCSB) def. H.R. Espiritu (UCR) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 3. Charlotte Scatliffe (UCSB) def. Donna McCullough (UCR) 6-4, 7-5 4. Asagi Onaga (UCSB) def. Yasaman Sakhakorn (UCR) 4-6, 7-5, (10-7) 5. Brittany Kausen (UCSB) def. Catrisha Cabanilla (UCR) 6-4, 7-5 6. Brianne Ojeda (UCSB) def. Roxanne Plata (UCR), 6-0, 6-3