Gauchos Blank Former Big West Rival Utah State, 7-0

March 16, 2006

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara swept six singles matches and the doubles point en route to a 7-0 women's tennis victory over visiting Utah State on Thursday afternoon.

The Gauchos were challenged in just two of Thursday's matches. At No. 3 doubles, Amy Vyhnis and Brittany Kausen, playing together for the first time this season, defeated Utah State's Courtney Anderson and Dee Dee Nelson 8-6. In singles, playing at No. 3, Charlotte Scatliffe swept her Aggie opponent, Anderson, but she needed a spirited comeback in the first set to win 7-6. Scatliffe cruised in the second set, 6-4.

Chelsea Glynn, playing at No. 1 singles in place of Marielle Gruenig, defeated Lindsey Bennnion 6-3, 6-1. Andrea Pintar, who moved up to No. 2, blasted Jill Smith 6-0, 6-1. Leslie Damion and Mio Fukushima were bumped-up to No. 4 and No. 5 respectively and they each swept. Damion dropped Nelson 6-1, 6-1 and Fukushima topped Andrea Barker 6-3, 6-2.

Vyhnis, playing No. 6 singles, easily topped Lauren Monson 6-1, 6-0.

With the win over their former Big West opponent, the Gauchos improve to 11-6 on the season. The Aggies drop to 7-9.

UCSB will take time off for final exams before returning to action on Wednesday, March 29, when it travels to Loyola Marymount for a 1:30 p.m. match.

UC Santa Barbara 7, Utah State 0

Singles
No. 1 - Chelsea Glynn (UCSB) def. Lindsey Bennion (USU) - 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 - Andrea Pintar (UCSB) def. Jill Smith (USU) - 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 - Charlotte Scatliffe (UCSB) def. Courtney Anderson (USU) - 7-6, 6-4
No. 4 - Leslie Damion (UCSB) def. Dee Dee Nelson (USU) - 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 - Mio Fukushima (UCSB) def. Andrea Barker (USU) - 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 - Amy Vyhnis (UCSB) def. Lauren Monson (USU) - 6-1, 6-0
Doubles
No. 1 - Pintar/Scatliffe (UCSB) def. Bennion/Barker (USU) - 8-2
No. 2 - Glynn/Damion (UCSB) def. Smith/Monson (USU) - 8-3
No. 3 - Vyhnis/Brittany Kausen def. Anderson/Nelson (USU) - 8-6