The UCSB women’s tennis team completed its final road trip of the season last weekend, defeating UC Davis Saturday 5-2 but losing to Pacific 4-3 Sunday.
The loss against Pacific ended the Gauchos three match winning streak and drops the team’s overall record to 14-7 overall and 5-3 in Big West play.
UCSB was riding high going into Saturday’s match against the Aggies after a 6-1 demolition of rivals Cal Poly last weekend. However, the Gauchos struggled early and were unable to secure the doubles point.
The No. 2 doubles pair of April Scatliffe and Kiersten Meehan was leading Ellie Edles and Tiffany Pham 7-4, but did not get to finish given that UCSB had already lost the first two doubles matches.
Despite going down 1-0, the Gauchos responded well and thoroughly dominated the Aggies in singles. Senior Erica Cano took down Tiffany Pham 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, and sophomore No. 5 Stacy Yam defeated Nicole Koehly in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.
The only Gaucho to lose her singles match on Saturday was freshman Priscilla Garcia who lost to Melissa Kobayakawa 1-6, 6-0, 6-2.
Juniors Paola Cos and Kiersten Meehan both won their matches in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-2, respectively.
Sophomore No. 1 April Scatliffe was finally able to seal the deal for the Gauchos beating Layla Sanders 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (5).
After taking down UC Davis, the Gauchos made the short trip to Stockton, California to take on Pacific. Like the match against the Aggies, UCSB started the match in a 1-0 hole after again losing in doubles play. However, the Gauchos were not able to repeat their performance from the day before and lost a hard fought match 4-3.
Cano and Yam were able to continue their success as Cano defeated Regina Suarez 6-1, 6-3 and Yam won her match against Susan Te 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
Cos was the only other Gaucho to win her singles match on Sunday, as she defeated Christiana Ferrari in straight sets 6-3, 6-0.
Scatliffe was almost able to give the Gauchos the win as she battled Iveta Masarova to a third set, but was ultimately beaten 6-7, 6-2, 6-2.
UCSB’s final regular season game will take place next Tuesday against UC Berkeley in Santa Barbara. The Gauchos will then have only a two-day break before they begin the Big West Tournament on April 25 in Indian Wells, California.
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