Not even a Northern California drizzle could rain on the Gauchos victory parade.
Rain forced officials to cancel the #69 UCSB women’s tennis team’s doubles matches against Santa Clara, but it did not stop the Gauchos from trouncing them, 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. Winning five of the six singles matches, Santa Barbara won its second straight victory, after defeating San Jose State a day earlier, picking up its first two victories of the season.
Setting the pace for UCSB was senior Chelsea Glynn, who swept Kelly Leathers at #1 singles, 6-1, 6-1. Similarly, senior Mio Fukushima recorded a sweep at #6 singles, defeating Myra Davoudi, 7-6, 6-2.
Although senior Andrea Pintar dropped her first set 5-7 at #2 singles, she rebounded to win her next two sets, 6-4, 7-5.
The sole Bronco point came at #5 singles, where Erika Barnes downed junior Kristen Wilson, 6-3, 6-1.
Coupled with a 5-2 victory over San Jose on Friday, Santa Barbara has now evened its record at 2-2. The Gauchos will remain on the road, as they next head to take on Cal State Fullerton in Orange County in their Big West opener on Feb. 11. Their first home match comes on Feb. 19, when they host UC Riverside.
-Nexus staff report