No. 75 Gauchos Win 5th Straight Defeating Santa Clara 4-2

Lou Adler (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Lou Adler (Photo by Tony Mastres)

SANTA CLARA, Calif.- The No. 75 UCSB Women's Tennis earned its fifth straight win this past Sunday wrapping up the dual match season with a 4-2 win on the road over Santa Clara. 

The Gauchos finish the regular season with an overall record of 15-7 and improve their dominant road record to 6-1. 

Santa Barbara started off the day winning the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead over the Broncos. 

The No. 21 duo of junior Stefani Stojic and sophomore Palina Dubavets were the first off the courts with a 6-4 win on court one. The team of junior Melissa Baker and freshman Stephanie Yamada added its second win of the weekend, sealing the doubles point for the Gauchos on court two 6-4. 

With a 1-0 lead Santa Barbara went into singles play in need of three wins to seal its final match of the regular season.

Santa Clara took the first singles match to ice the match at 1-1 with a straight set win on court four.

Sophomore Lou Adler gave her team the lead back with a 6-2, 6-4 sweep on court one, but the Broncos would again bounce back with a sweep of their own on court four. Tied at 2-2, the Gauchos needed two more singles wins to take the match.

Sophomore Natalie Da Silveira put her team in position to win the match with a big win on court six, defeating her opponent 6-4, 6-3. With her team just one point away, Stojic sealed the win for the Gauchos winning a close second set to give her the overall win 6-3, 7-5.

The No. 75 Gauchos wrap up their regular season on a five match win streak and will now look ahead to the Big West Conference Tournament that is set to start Thursday, April 28th at Indian Wells, Ca.

 

Tennis Match Results

UC Santa Barbara vs Santa Clara

Apr 17, 2016 at Santa Clara, Calif. (Degheri Tennis Center)

 

#75 UC Santa Barbara 4, Santa Clara 2

 

Singles Round

1. Lou Adler (UCSB) def. Daniella Silva (SCU) 6-2, 6-4

2. Delphine Rouvillois (SCU) vs. Palina Dubavets (UCSB) 6-7, 4-4, unfinished

3. Stefani Stojic (UCSB) def. Madison Clarke (SCU) 6-3, 7-5

4. Chelby Cooke (SCU) def. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) 6-2, 6-2

5. Nabila Farah (SCU) def. Amanda Atanasson (UCSB) 6-3, 6-3

6. Natalie Da Silveira (UCSB) def. Zeina El Tawil (SCU) 6-4, 6-3

 

Doubles Round

1. Palina Dubavets/Stefani Stojic (UCSB) def. Nabila Farah/Daniella Silva (SCU) 6-4

2. Melissa Baker/Stephanie Yamada (UCSB) def. Chelby Cooke/Madison Clarke (SCU) 6-4

3. Zeina El Tawil/Delphine Rouvillois (SCU) vs. Amanda Atanasson/Lou Adler (UCSB) 5-4, unfinished

 
 

Match Notes:

UC Santa Barbara 15-7, 7-1 Big West; #75

Santa Clara 11-8, 4-3 WCC

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (4,1,5,6,3)