April 27, 2011
Santa Barbara, Calif - The UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team enters the Big West Tournament as the #4 seed and will take on Pacific in its opening round match Friday, April 29 at 3 p.m.
In the regular season match between the two teams the Gauchos dropped a 4-3 decision in Stockton.
The Big West has five nationally ranked teams, with the Gauchos checking in at No. 67, falling three spots despite winning their previous two matches. In order to earn the Big West's automatic bid to the NCAA Championships they will need to win three consecutive matches this weekend.
The Gauchos are the only team in the Big West to defeat top-seeded Long Beach State, snapping the 49ers 31-match Big West Conference winning streak in the process.
The Big West Tournament is being held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif. April 28-May 1.