FRESNO, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara Women's Tennis team did not have a chance to finish the dual match against Fresno State at 3-3 due to the rain.
The Gauchos opened up the doubles match with a lead as the duo of Palina Dubavets and Stefani Stojic defeated Georgia Lawson and Katerina Stloukalova by a score of 6-4. However, the Bulldogs fought back as Melissa Baker and Stephanie Yamada fell to Olivia Noble and Ndindi Ndunda 6-4 and Galina Bykova and Emma Wilson won against Natalie Da Silveira and Jaimee Gilbertson 7-5.
"We had some really strong performances this weekend," said the head coach Simon Thibodeau. "Our senior Jaimee Gilbertson really showed incredible fighting skills both days and really inspired our team."
UCSB and Fresno State had a thrilling singles match until the rain suspended the contest. At No.4, Wilson defeated Stojic by a score of 6-4, 6-1. Stloukalova fell to Dabavets 6-4, 6-4 at No.1 but the Bulldogs fought back as Bykova defeated Da Silveira 7-5, 6-4. UCSB's Yamada had a close match with Lawson and won by a score of 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) and Amanda Atanasson took another win for the Gauchos as she defeated Ndunda 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. At No.3, Juliane Triebe and Gilbertson had a close match but did not have a chance to finish it due to the rain.
The Gauchos will travel to Oregon for their match on Feb. 24 at 12:00 p.m.
Fresno State 3, UC Santa Barbara 3 [Suspended]
Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center
Feb. 19 2017
Doubles (Order of finish: Doubles: 1, 2, 3)
Singles (Singles: 4, 1, 2, 6, 5)
1. Palina Dubavets (UCSB) def. Katerina Stloukalova (FS) 6-4, 6-4
2. Galina Bykova (FS) def. Natalie Da Silveira (UCSB) 7-5, 6-4
3. Juliane Triebe (FS) vs. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 3-1 (unfinished)
4. Emma Wilson (FS) def. Stefani Stojic (UCSB) 6-4, 6-1
5. Amanda Atanasson (UCSB) def. Ndindi Ndunda (FS) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Stephanie Yamada (UCSB) def. Georgia Lawson (FS) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)