March 30, 2013

Gauchos Battle Past Portland, 6-1

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara won the doubles point and then claimed five of the six singles matches en route to a 6-1 win over visiting Portland University on Saturday afternoon.

The Gauchos (12-6) posted wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to get off to a quick start.  At No. 1, Paola Cos and Priscilla Garcia topped Anastasia Polyakova and Sabine Fuchs, 8-6, while at No. 2 it was Kiersten Meehan and April Scatliffe recording an 8-4 win over Valeska Hoath and Tori Troesch.

In singles, UCSB won No. 2 through No. 6.  Two of the wins, by Stacy Yam and No. 5 and Erica Cano at No. 6, were 2-0 sweeps, but the other three were three-set victories.

"I was really happy with the way we fought today," said Gaucho head coach Simon Thibodeau.  "We had many close matches and somehow found a way to win." 

Meehan battled to a 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 win over Polyakova at the No. 2 slot.  At No. 3, Cos needed three sets to defeate Fuchs, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4.  Garcia also went three for the win at No. 4, defeating Hoath, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6.  Yam's sweep over Tori Troesch at No. 5 came by a score of 6-3, 7-6, while Cano's win over Saroop Dhatt was by a 6-1, 6-4 score. 

UCSB returns to the court on Saturday, April 6 when it plays its final home match of the season, hosting Cal Poly at noon.

UC Santa Barbara 6, Portland 1

Doubles
No. 1 – Paola Cos/Priscilla Garcia (UCSB) d. Anastasia Polyakova/Sabine Fuchs (PU) – 8-6
No. 2 – Kiersten Meehan/April Scatliffe (UCSB) d. Valeska Hoath/Tori Troesch (PU) – 8-4
No. 3 – Maja Mladenovic/Emily Gould (PU) d. Stacy Yam/Erica Cano (UCSB) – 8-6
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles
No. 1 – Maja Mladenovic (PU) d. April Scatliffe (UCSB) – 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
No. 2 – Kiersten Meehan (UCSB) d. Anastasia Polyakova (PU) – 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 – Paola Cos (UCSB) d. Sabine Fuchs (PU) – 6-7, 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 – Priscilla Garcia (UCSB) d. Valeska Hoath (PU) – 6-3, 5-7, 7-6
No. 5 – Stacy Yam (UCSB) d. Tori Troesch (PU) – 6-3, 7-6
No. 6 – Erica Cano (UCSB) d. Saroop Dhatt (PU) – 6-1, 6-4
Order of finish: 6, 5, 2, 1, 3, 4

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