Gaucho Tennis Dominates Fullerton, 5-2

Kiersten Meehan (photo by Agapito)
Kiersten Meehan (photo by Agapito)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- The UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team recorded its 10th win of the season on Sunday, a 5-2 victory over visiting Cal State Fullerton.

Showing no fatigue despite playing their third match of the weekend, the Gauchos easily handled the Titans.

"I could not be more proud of our team, digging deep and already getting a 10th win this season," said head coach Simon Thibodeau.  "We now just need to rest-up and play tough on Tuesday against SMU." 

UCSB dropped two of the three doubles matches to Fullerton, unable to claim the doubles point and putting the pressure on for singles.

Down 1-0 to start singles play, Stacy Yam was the first off the court, blowing through Kalika Slevcove, 6-1, 6-3, evening up the score 1-1.

"I made sure to focus on every shot I hit and to have the right footwork and positioning for every point," Yam said.  "Because of that I was able to keep most of my balls steady and deep and I could take control of the points, So overall I think I played well." 

Following close behind were teammates Erica Cano and April Scatliffe each bringing home wins, 6-3, 6-3, and 6-4, 6-4 respectively.

Kiersten Meehan was able to clinch the victory over the Titans with a tight 7-5 6-4 win over Morgan McIntosh.  Completing the scoring for the Gauchos was Paola Cos with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over Monica Rodriguez, giving the Gauchos a 5-2 final score.

"I am really excited to play SMU on Tuesday as I think we all are and I hope we can bring out best game to the courts because then I know we won't have a problem getting the win," Yam said.

UCSB is set to play SMU's Mustangs on Tuesday,  Mar. 12th at 2:00 p.m. on the Robertson Gymnasium Courts.


1.      1. April Scatliffe (UCSB) def. MAI, Tiffany (CSUF): 6-4, 6-4

2.      2. Kiersten Meehan (UCSB) def. MCINTOSH, Morgan (CSUF): 7-5, 6-4

3.      3. Paola Cos (UCSB) def. Rodriguez, Monica (CSUF): 3-6, 6-3, 6-0

4.      4. BORKOWSKI, Emilia (CSUF) def. Priscila Garcia (UCSB): 7-6 (5), 6-1

5.      5. Stacy Yam (UCSB) def. SLEVCOVE, Kalika (CSUF): 6-1, 6-3

6.      6. Erica Cano (UCSB) def. STANFORD, Megan (CSUF): 6-3, 6-3


1.      1. MAI, Tiffany/ RODRIGUEZ, Monica(CSUF) def. Priscila Garcia/ Erica Cano (UCSB): 8-1

2.      2. April Scatliffe/ Kiersten Meehan (UCSB) def. MCINTOSH, Morgan/ SLEVCOVE, Kalika (CSUF): 7-6 (2)

3.      3. BORKOWSKI, Emilia/ STANFORD, Megan (CSUF) def. Paola Cos/ Stacy Yam (UCSB): 8-5

Match Notes:

UC Santa Barbara 10-4