UCSB Takes Two of Three in Orlando

Dominika Paterova (Photo by Jeff Liang)
Dominika Paterova (Photo by Jeff Liang)

ORLANDO, Fla.- To culminate a seven-match road trip, UC Santa Barbara women's tennis swiped wins against Nebraska and TCU over the weekend with a sole loss against host No. 16 UCF at the USTA National Campus.

During the Gauchos' arduous road trip, UCSB competed against five nationally ranked teams over a seven-match span which has led to a 3-5 record through dual match play.

UCSB split its final day of matches, opening with a 4-1 loss to No. 16 UCF before defeating TCU 4-1 to cap off President's Day weekend.

Against TCU, the Gauchos got off to a hot start in doubles play with wins from courts two and three to secure the advantage.

Amit Lev Ari and Lise Sentenac took a commanding 6-3 win over TCU's Chloe Hule and Margaret Polk from the three-slot while Shakhnoza Khatamova and Tiffany Lagarde continue to impress on court two with the 7-5 victory over Marie Norris and Addy Guevara. 

During singles play, the Gauchos were aided by a TCU forfeit on court six as Elizaveta Volodko and Dominika Paterova powered through the Horned Frogs to deliver a Gaucho victory.

Volodko took a 6-2, 6-3 two-set sweep on from the second spot in the lineup for the win over Kate Paulus to take the 3-0 lead for UCSB.

From court four, Paterova overcame Hule in a three-set 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2 triumph to clinch the win for the Gauchos. 

Paterova went undefeated on the weekend as she was the sole Gaucho to steal a point from hosts UCF. The senior dominated on the attack with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over No. 61 Marie Mattel which served as the upset of the weekend for UCSB.

As the road trip comes to a close, UC Santa Barbara women's tennis heads home to host UC Davis in its conference opener on Saturday, February 22 with first serve scheduled for 11 a.m.

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Tennis Match Results


Feb 16, 2020 at Orlando, Fla.

(USTA National Campus)


Singles Results

1. Stevie Kennedy (TCU) def. Amit Lev Ari (UCSB): 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

2. Elizaveta Volodko (UCSB) d. Kate Paulus (TCU): 6-2, 6-3

3. Marie Norris (TCU) vs. Tiffany Lagarde (UCSB): 0-6, 7-6(3), 2-3, unfinished

4. Dominika Paterova (UCSB) def. Chloe Hule (TCU): 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2

5. Margaret Polk (TCU) vs. Shakhnoza Khatamova (UCSB): 0-6, 7-6(3), 6-5, unfinished

6. Juliana Valero def. TCU: Forfeit

Doubles Results

1. Kate Paulus/Stevie Kennedy (TCU) vs. Paterova/Goncharova (UCSB) d.: 5-6

2. Lev Ari/Sentenac (UCSB) def. Marie Norris/Addy Guevara (TCU): 7-5

3. Volodko/Valero (UCSB) def. Chloe Hule/Margaret Polk (TCU): 6-3

Match Notes:

UCSB 3-5

TCU 2-3

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

Tennis Match Results


Feb 14, 2020 at Orlando, Fla.

(USTA National Campus)

#16 UCF 4, UCSB 1

Singles competition

1. Evgeniya Levashova (UCF) def. Amit Lev-Ari (UCSB) 6-4, 6-1

2. #65 Valeriya Zeleva (UCF) vs. Elizaveta Volodko (UCSB) 6-7 (1-7), 3-4, unfinished

3. Nadja Bay Christians (UCF) def. Tiffany Lagarde (UCSB) 6-3, 6-4

4. Dominika Paterova (UCSB) def. #61 Marie Mattel (UCF) 6-1, 6-3

5. Ksenia Kuznetsova (UCF) def. Anastasia Goncharova (UCSB) 6-0, 6-4

6. Nandini Sharma (UCF) vs. Lise Sentenac (UCSB) 5-7, 6-0, 2-0, unfinished

Doubles competition

1. Nadja Bay Christians/Evgeniya Levashova (UCF) vs. Anastasia Goncharova/Dominika Paterova (UCSB) 3-4, unfinished

2. #5 Marie Mattel/Rebeka Stolmar (UCF) def. Shakhnoza Khatamova/Tiffany Lagarde (UCSB) 6-2

3. #32 Valeriya Zeleva/Ksenia Kuznetsova (UCF) def. Amit Lev-Ari/Lise Sentenac (UCSB) 6-0

Match Notes:

UCSB 2-5

UCF 5-2; National ranking #16

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