March 29, 2008
MORAGA, Calif. - The No. 37 Saint Mary's women's tennis team earned its fourth consecutive win, as it took down the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 6-1. Two out of the Gaels' three doubles teams recorded wins, capturing the doubles point, while earning five points in singles play.
The loss drops the Gauchos to 7-9 on the year and Saint Mary's improves to 12-4 overall.
The Gaels started off on the right foot as they captured the doubles point with wins at the No. 2 and 3 positions. Seniors Stef Ordoveza and Feline Charlot paired-up to defeat UC Santa Barbara's Jill Damion and Asagi Onaga, 8-4. At the three position the freshman duo of Alex Poorta and Calire Soper took down Tova Hausman and Brittany Kausen, 8-3.
In singles action senior Jessica Hoath dominated Marta Simic, capturing a 6-2, 6-2 win at the No. 1 position. Poorta and Soper defeated their opponents, 6-4, 6-2, and 6-3, 6-2 respectively, and rounding out the singles wins were Ninke Strijbis and Erin Young, recording the victory at the No. 4 and No. 6 spots.
Saint Mary's match against the Gauchos was the last regular season competition on the year, marking the seniors' last appearance at the Korth Tennis Complex.
#37 Saint Mary's (CA) 6, UC Santa Barbara 1 Mar 29, 2008 at Moraga, CA
Singles competition 1. Jessica Hoath (SMC) def. Simic, Marta (UCSB) 6-2, 6-2 2. Alex Poorta (SMC) def. Damion, Jill (UCSB) 6-4, 6-2 3. Claire Soper (SMC) def. Scatliffe, Charlotte (UCSB) 6-3, 6-2 4. Nienke Strijbis (SMC) def. Onaga, Asagi (UCSB) 7-6, 6-2 5. Hausman, Tova (UCSB) def. Stef Ordoveza (SMC) 7-6, 5-7, 1-0 6. Erin Young (SMC) def. Kausen, Brittany (UCSB) 6-0, 6-2
Doubles competition 1. SIMIC, Marta/SCATLIFFE, Charlotte (UCSB) def. Jessica Hoath/Nienke Strijbis (SMC) 8-5 2. Stef Ordoveza/Feline Charlot (SMC) def. DAMION, Jill/ONAGA, Asagi (UCSB) 8-4 3. Alex Poorta/Claire Soper (SMC) def. HAUSMAN, Tova/KAUSEN, Brittany (UCSB) 8-3