Lagarde Dazzles in Pair of Gaucho Losses

Tiffany Lagarde (Photo by Jeff Liang)
Tiffany Lagarde (Photo by Jeff Liang)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- A weekend of play for UC Santa Barbara women's tennis resulted in a pair of losses against No. 16 Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount University.

Following the tough weekend, UCSB dropped to 5-8 on the year as the Gauchos have played three ranked teams over their last four matches and a collective eight ranked opponents this season.

UCSB's weekend of play was highlighted by dominant doubles play while facing off against LMU.

Tiffany Lagarde and Juliana Valero nearly shut out LMU's Sofia Booth and Yesica de Lucas en route to 6-1 win while Amit Lev Ari and Elizaveta Volodko outplayed Lillian Gabrielsen and Siobhan Anderson with a 6-4 final to secure the doubles advantage.

Lagarde delivered the sole singles win for UCSB over the weekend as she swept Katerina Filip 6-1, 6-3 from singles No. 4. The sophomore had an unbeaten weekend of play with a singles and doubles win against LMU and a pair of no decision finishes against Pepperdine, although Lagarde led in singles play when her match was called.

The Gauchos opened weekend play with struggles against the Waves as No. 16 Pepperdine overcame UCSB with a 4-0 finish. 

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Match Results (1)
Loyola Marymount University 4, UC Santa Barbara 2 

Singles competition

1. Vero Miroshnichenko (LMU) def. Amit Lev Ari (UCSB) 7-5, 6-0
2. Eva Marie Voracek (LMU) def. Elizabeth Volodko (UCSB) 6-3, 6-4 
3. Dominika Paterova (UCSB) vs. Nevada Apollo (LMU) unfinished 
4. Tiffany Lagarde (UCSB) def. Katerina Filip (LMU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Lillian Gabrielsen (LMU) def. Anastasia Goncharova (UCSB) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
6. Siobhan Anderson (LMU) def. Juliana Valero (UCSB) 6-0, 7-5 

Doubles Competition

1. Dominika Paterova/Anastasia Goncharova (UCSB) vs. Vero Miroshnichenko/Eva Marie Voracek (LMU) unfinished 
2. Amit Lev Ari/Lise Sentenac (UCSB) def. Lillian Gabrielsen/Siobhan Anderson (LMU) 6-4
3. Tiffany Lagarde/Juliana Valero (UCSB) def. Sofia Booth/Yesica de Lucas (LMU) 6-1 

Match Notes:

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (1,6,2,4,5) 


Match Results (2)
#16 Pepperdine 4, #50 UCSB 0

Singles competition

1. #1 Lahey, Ashley (PEPPW) def. Lev Ari (UCSB) 6-4, 6-2
2. #35 Failla, Jessica (PEPPW) def. Volodko, E. (UCSB) 6-2, 6-2
3. #33 Iamachkine,Anastasia (PEPPW) vs. Paterova, D. (UCSB) 7-5, 3-0, unfinished
4. Zaar, Lisa (PEPPW) vs. Lagarde, Tiffany. (UCSB) 4-6, 3-0, unfinished
5. Olsen, Astrid (PEPPW) def. Valero, Juliana (UCSB) 6-3, 6-2
6. Kuczer, Daria (PEPPW) vs. Khatmova, S. (UCSB) 6-2, 3-4, unfinished

Order of finish: 2, 5, 1 

Doubles competition

1. #55 Failla, Jessica/Iamachkine,Anastasia (PEPPW) def. Paterova, D./Goncharova, A. (UCSB) 6-1
2. Lahey, Ashley/Olsen, Astrid (PEPPW) def. Lev Ari, A./Sentenac, L. (UCSB) 6-3
3. Kuczer, Daria/Zaar, Lisa (PEPPW) vs. Valero, Juliana/Lagarde, Tiffany. (UCSB) 3-3, unfinished

Order of finish: 1,2