SACRAMENTO, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara Women's Tennis team continues its winning streak by defeating UC Davis and St. Mary's by a score of 4-0 and 4-3 respectively.
In doubles match against UC Davis, the duo of Natalie Da Silveira and Jaimee Gilbertson brought the first win in doubles match against Samantha Martino and Nikita Pradeep 6-4. Stefani Stojic and Palina Dubavets took the next win against Kristy Jorgensen and Kelsie Bryant 6-4. Melissa Baker and Stephanie Yamada did not have a chance to finish the match at No.2.
The Gauchos continued their energy as No.6 Baker defeated Samantha Martino by a score of 6-1, 6-3. Next, Gilbertson defeated Kristina Breisacher 6-4, 6-1 as No.1 Dubavets finished the singles and won against Lani-Rae Green 6-4, 6-3. Da Silveira and Stojic were leading by a score of 6-4, 5-1 and 7-6 (1), 1-0 against Aggies' Jessie Lee and Nikita Pradeep respectively but did have a chance to finish the match. Amanda Atanasson also left the match unfinished.
The Gauchos opened up the doubles match against St. Mary's with a lead as the doubles tandem of Stojic and Dubavets defeated Emma Crister and Daneille Mclntyre 6-4. Next, Gilbertson and Da Silveira won against Parmindar Kaur and Vanessa Nommensen 6-4. At No.2 Baker and Yamada did not have a chance to finish the match.
St. Mary's attempted to fight off as McCord defeated Dubavets by a score of 6-1, 6-4 and Kaur defeated Yamada 6-4, 6-3. At No. 4 Mclntyre fell to Stojic 6-2, 7-6 but the Gaels were able come back as Manji defeated Baker 6-3, 6-4. However, this did not stop the Gauchos as Gilbertson and Da Silveira had a close match against Clementine Clement and Jacqueline Pelletier and won by a score of 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) and 6-7, 6-4, 3-2 respectively and finished the match
"Great fight today for our Gauchos," said the head coach Simon Thibodeau. "We played with a lot of heart and will need to bring this fight back again tomorrow against a good Fresno State team"
UCSB Women's Tennis team will travel to Fresno State for their match on Feb. 19 at 11:00 a.m.
UC Santa Barbara 4, UC Davis 0
Feb. 18 2017
Doubles (Order to finish: 3,1)
Singles (Order to finish: 6, 3,1)
1. Palina Dubavets (UCSB) def. Lani-Rae Green (UCD) 6-4, 6-3
2. #80 Natalie Da Silveira (UCSB) vs. Jessie Lee (UCD) 6-4, 5-1 unfinished
3. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) def. Kristina Breisacher (UCD) 6-4, 6-1
4. Stefani Stojic (UCSB) vs. Nikita Pradeep (UCD) 7-6 (1), 1-0 unfinished
5. Isabella von Ebbe (UCD) vs. Amanda Atanasson (UCSB) 6-1, 4-3 unfinished
6. Melissa Baker (UCSB) def. Samantha Martino (UCD) 6-1, 6-3
UC Santa Barbara 4, St. Mary's 3
Feb. 18 2017
Doubles (Order to finish: 1, 3)
Singles (Order to finish: 1, 6, 4, 5, 3, 2)
1. Jana McCord (SMC) def. Palina Dubavets (UCSB) 6-1, 6-4
2. Natalie Da Silveira (UCSB) def. Jacqueline Pelletier (SMC) 6-7, 6-4, 3-2
3. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) def. Clementine Clement (SMC) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2)
4. Stefani Stojic (UCSB) def. Danielle Mclntyre (SMC) 6-2, 7-6
5. Kareena Manji (SMC) def. Melissa Baker (UCSB) 6-3, 6-4
6. Parmindar Kaur (SMC) def. Stephanie Yamada (UCSB) 6-4, 6-3