Gauchos Sweep Doubles on Jack Kramer Day Two

Shakhnoza Khatamova
Shakhnoza Khatamova

PALOS VERDES, Calif.- Following a noble day one for UC Santa Barbara women's tennis at the Jack Kramer Invitational, both duos pairs opened up doubles competition with undefeated play in day two.

To advance to the Quarterfinals, Juliana Valero and Shakhnoza Khatamova outplayed the University of Washington pair of Delara Zamani and Abigail Watanabe with an 8-7 win to hold off the Huskies.

Following suit, Tiffany Lagarde and Lise Sentenac drove UCR's Sara Khattab and Lauren Wolfe off the court with an 8-4 victory in the Round of 16. 

A different story in singles play, Sentenac and Lagarde were the sole two Gauchos alive following a gritty day one. After Lagarde knocked off Tournament No. 1 Ashley Chang just a day prior, the sophomore matched up against Arianna Capogrosso who represents University of San Francisco.

In a thrilling three-set match, Lagarde was outlasted by Capogrosso 1-6, 6-0, 6-3 as the Quebec native was ultimately bounced from singles play. 

Sentenac's unlucky draw also saw her singles run come to an end. In another three-set grudge match, tournament No. 5 Baylor's Jessica Hinojosa Gomez defeated Sentenac 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 as the junior was the last of the four competing Gauchos alive in the singles bracket. 

During consolation play, Valero and Khatamova were impressive in a pair of singles wins. Facing off against UCLA's Taylor Johnson, Valero took out the Bruin with a 6-1, 6-3 triumph before Khatamova ended the day with a 6-3, 6-0 sweep over UCR's Sara Khattab.

UC Santa Barbara Women's Tennis is competing in the Jack Kramer Invitational from Thursday, October 31 through Sunday, November 3. You can follow UCSB Women's Tennis all year long on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.