March 29, 2006
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Seniors Marielle Gruenig and Chelsea Glynn performed flawlessly for the UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team Wednesday afternoon, but the Gauchos could not muster any other victories and fell 5-2 at Loyola Marymount.
With its non-conference loss at the LMU Tennis Stadium, UCSB dropped to 11-7 in dual meet action, while the Lions upped their overall record to 7-9.
The home team won two of the three double contests, with Santa Barbara's lone victory coming at the top spot where Gruenig and Glynn teamed to shutout their Lion opponents 8-0.
The senior duo then posted UCSB's only two victories in singles action. Gruenig defeated LMU's Pavla Mesterova 6-4, 7-5 on court No. 1 while Glynn breezed past Robyn Baker 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2. However Loyola Marymount posted straight-set victories on courts three through five, with Brittany Kausen being the only Gaucho to push her match to three sets. The sophomore was locked in a heated battle with Erin Ivey before ultimately falling 5-7, 6-2, 7-5.
Santa Barbara returns home and resumes Big West Conference action on Saturday, April 1, hosting Pacific at 11:00 a.m. at the UCSB Tennis Stadium.
Loyola Marymount 5, UC Santa Barbara 2
Doubles 1. Gruenig/Glynn (UCSB) def. Mesterova/Baker (LMU) - 8-0 2. Hubl/Ivey (LMU) def. Scatliffe/Damion (UCSB) - 8-4 3. Kos/Sundac (LMU) def. Kausen/Vyhnis (UCSB) - 8-4
Singles 1. Marielle Gruenig (UCSB) def. Pavla Mesterova (LMU) - 6-4, 7-5 2. Chelsea Glynn (UCSB) def. Robyn Baker (LMU) - 6-1, 6-1 3. Sladjana Kos (LMU) def. Charlotte Scatliffe (UCSB) - 6-2, 6-2 4. Patrycia Hubl (LMU) def. Leslie Damion (UCSB) - 7-5, 6-4 5. Maja Sundac (LMU) def. Mio Fukushima (UCSB) - 6-4, 6-3 6. Erin Ivey (LMU) def. Brittany Kausen (UCSB) - 5-7, 6-2, 7-5