Women's Tennis Season Closes With Loss Against Cal Poly at Big West Championships

Women's Tennis Season Closes With Loss Against Cal Poly at Big West Championships

April 27, 2007

Indian Wells, Calif. - The UCSB women's tennis team's season ended Friday as it was defeated by Cal Poly in Big West Conference Championship quarterfinal action at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The fifth-seeded Mustangs became the first lower-seeded team to pick up a win at this year's Championships as they topped the No. 4 Gauchos, 4-0.

UCSB fell to 10-11 in its final match of the year while Cal Poly improved to 8-11. The Mustangs will take on top-seeded UC Irvine in Saturday's semifinals.

Cal Poly gained the momentum by winning the crucial doubles point to take a 1-0 lead. At No. 3 doubles, Maria Malec and Diana Filip went to a tiebreaker to defeat UCSB's Tova Hausman and Brittany Kausen 9-8 (5). UCSB's Marta Simic and Charlotte Scatliffe won at No. 1 doubles and Cal Poly was victorious at No. 2 to set up the deciding battle at No. 3.

An injury to regular No. 2 player Carina Bjornstrom forced the Gauchos to move everyone up a position for singles play. Scatliffe, who filled in for Bjornstrom, dropped a 6-4, 6-1 decision to Steffi Wong.

Cal Poly also won matches at the No. 3 and No. 4 spots. At No. 3, Shannon Brady breezed to a 6-3, 6-1 win against Asagi Onaga. Filip posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over Hausman at No. 4.


1. Simic/Scatliffe (UCSB) def. Wong/Blalock (CP) - 8-5 2. Brady/Bradford (CP) def. Bryanna Ojeda/Onaga (UCSB) - 8-4 3. Malec/Filip (CP) def. Hausman/Kausen (UCSB) - 9-8 (5)


1. Marta Simic (UCSB) vs. Brittany Blalock (CP) - DNF 2. Steffi Wong (CP) def. Charlotte Scatliffe (UCSB) - 6-4, 6-1 3. Shannon Brady (CP) def. Asagi Onaga (UCSB) - 6-3, 6-1 4. Diana Filip (CP) def. Tova Hausman (UCSB) - 6-2, 6-1 5. Brittany Kausen (UCSB) vs. Maria Malec (CP) - DNF 6. Kristen Wilson (UCSB) vs. Melissa Bradford (CP) - DNF