Gauchos Blast Pacific in Key Big West Match, 6-1

Gauchos Blast Pacific in Key Big West Match, 6-1

April 1, 2007

STOCKTON, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team traveled to Pacific and recorded its third straight win, a 6-1 blowout victory over the Tigers at the Hal Nelson Tennis Courts on Sunday afternoon.

With the win, the Gauchos improve to 8-6, 4-1 in the Big West, while the Tigers drop to 6-10, 1-4 in Big West action.

UCSB garnered the doubles point by taking two of the three doubles matches. Juniors Charlotte Scatliffe and Marta Simic posted a victory at No. 1 doubles with an easy 8-1 victory over Jolanta Twarowska and Sasha Fisher. The Gauchos dropped the No. 2 doubles match, but freshman Tova Hausman and junior Brittany Kausen logged a thrilling 9-7 win over Helen Schneider and Clara Schulmacher at No. 3 to ensure the point.

The Gauchos claimed the first two singles matches to finish, the No. 4 and No. 1 positions to take a 3-0 before Pacific answered back. Simic dumped Twarowska at No. 1, 6-4, 6-2 and freshman Asagi Onaga topped Carla Tamborini, 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4, giving UCSB a 3-0 edge. Pacific then scored a win at No. 3, but that was its last point.

At the time of Schneider's point being posted at No. 3, the Tigers were ahead in two other matches one game to none, and trailing in a third match but with an advantage in game two. However, the Gauchos turned it on and swept the rest of the singles contests.

At No. 2, freshman Carina Bjornstrom lost the first set, but came back to win. At No. 5 another freshman, Tova Hausman defeated Sasha Fisher. Finally, at No. 6 singles, Brittany Kausen rallied to defeat Schuhmacher.

The Gauchos will continue league play on Thursday, April 5, when they travel to Cal State Northridge for a 1:00 p.m. match against the Matadors.

UC Santa Barbara 6, Pacific 1

No. 1 Marta Simic (UCSB) d. Jolanta Twarowska (PAC) 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 Carina Bjornstrom (UCSB) d. Svenja Arens (PAC) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (3)
No. 3 Helen Schneider (PAC) d. Charlotte Scatliffe (UCSB) 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 Asagi Onaga (UCSB) d. Carla Tamborini (PAC) 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 Tova Hausman (UCSB) d. Sasha Fisher 7-6 (1), 6-3
No. 6 Brittany Kausen (UCSB) d. Clara Schuhmacher (PAC) 3-6, 7-6 (5) 1-0 (8)

Doubles: No. 1 Scatliffe/Simic(UCSB) d. Fisher/Twarowska (PAC) 8-1 No. 2 Arens/Tamborini (PAC) d. Bjornstrom/Onaga (UCSB 8-6 No. 3 Hausman/Kausen (UCSB) d. Schneider/Schuhmacher (PAC) 9-7 Order of Finish: No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 (Deciding Match for Doubles Point) Order of Finish: No. 4, No. 1, No. 3, No. 5 (Deciding Point), No. 2, No. 6