LOS ANGELES – The UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team had two successful wins against Cal State Northridge and Loyola Marymount University by scores of 4-1 and 4-0 respectively.
In doubles match against Cal State Northridge, Natalie Da Silveira and Stephanie Yamada brought the first win by defeating Skyla Alcon and Emma Roenholt by a score of 6-2 at No.3. Next, No.1 Palina Dubavets and Melissa Baker defeated Mickey Hsu and Kristen Poei 6-4. No.2 Stefani Stojic and Amanda Atanasson did not have a chance to finish their match.
In singles, Jaimee Gilbertson defeated Kim 6-3, 6-1 at No.3. Next, Stojic defeated Alcon 6-4, 6-2 at No.4 as Amit Lev-Ari fell to Poei 6-4, 6-2. At No.5, Atanasson closed the match with a win against Roenholt by a score of 6-4, 6-2. No.1 Dubavets was leading the match but did not have a chance to finish the match. No.2 Da Silveira also left the match unfinished.
The Gaucho carried their momentum in their match against Loyola Marymount University as No.2 Stojic and Atanasson defeated Anna Romeka and Siobhan Anderson 6-0 and No. 1 Dubavets and Baker defeated Jessica Perez and Elvira Juravliova 6-3. No.3 Da Silveira and Yamada did not have a chance to finish their match.
Atanasson led the singles match with a win against Camila Tumosa by a score of 6-2, 6-4 at No.5. No.4 Stefani Stojic defeated Anna Romeka 6-2, 6-2 as No.6 Melissa Baker defeated Tatijana Sheikhan 6-3, 7-5. Dubavets, Da Silveira, and Gilbertson did not have chances to finish their matches.
The Gauchos will come back to the home court to play against Cal State Fullerton on April 8 at 11:00 a.m.
UC Santa Barbara 4, Cal State Northridge 1
April 2 2017
Doubles (Order to finish: 3, 1)
Singles (Order to finish: 3, 4, 6, 5)
1. Palina Dubavets (UCSB) vs. Mickey Hsu (CSUN) 6-2, 4-6, 3-0 (unfinished)
2. Natalie Da Silveira (UCSB) vs. Elisa Elhadj (CSUN) 6-7, 3-1(unfinished)
3. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) def. Kiryang Kim (CSUN) 6-3, 6-1
4. Stefani Stojic (UCSB) def. Skyla Alcon (CSUN) 6-4, 6-2
5. Amanda Atanasson (UCSB) def. Emma Roenholt (CSUN) 6-4, 6-2
6. Kristen Poei (CSUN) def. Amit Lev-Ari (UCSB) 6-4, 6-2
UC Santa Barbara 4, Loyola Marymount 0
April 2 2017
Doubles (Order to finish: 2, 1)
Singles (Order to finish: 5, 4, 6)
1. Palina Dubavets (UCSB) vs. Jessica Perez (LMU) 7-5, 5-5 (unfinished)
2. Natalie Da Silveira (UCSB) vs. Elvira Juravliova (LMU) 2-6, 6-2, 1-2 (unfinished)
3. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) vs. Siobhan Anderson (LMU) 6-3, 4-6, 2-1 (unfinished)
4. Stefani Stojic (UCSB) def. Anna Romeka (LMU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Amanda Atanasson (UCSB) def. Camila Tumosa (LMU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Melissa Baker (UCSB) def. Tatijana Sheikhan (LMU) 6-3, 7-5