Yam/Baker Advance in Doubles, Trio of Gauchos Move on in Consolation Singles at USTA/ITA Southwest Championship

Stacy Yam (Photo by Vince Agapito)
Stacy Yam (Photo by Vince Agapito)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara doubles team of Stacy Yam and Melissa Baker advanced to the Round of 16 and three Gaucho singles players moved into the fourth round of the consolation bracket at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Tennis Championship at San Diego State on Friday. 

The Yam/Baker team won a tough 8-6 decision over Isabelle Hoorn and Tamitha Nguyen of SDSU. They will now face Brynn Boren/Zoe Katz of USC on Saturday morning. 

In singles play, Kiersten Meehan, Priscila Garcia and Luisa Ortiz Candido all posted wins in the third round of the consolation bracket. Meehan was romping past UCLA's Dominique Cetale by a 6-1, 5-0 count before Cetale was forced to retire because of injury. 

Garcia won a tough three-set match against SDSU's Olivia Larsson, winning by a 5-7, 6-0, 10-5 count.  She will take on Grand Canyon's Frederique Van de Velde in the fourth round Saturday.  Ortiz Candido defeated Andrea Duva of UC Irvine, 5-7, 6-4, 12-10 and will play the Anteaters Ali Facey in round four. 

USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Tennis Championships
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
At San Diego State

UC Santa Barbara Results
Singles – Consolation Third Round
Kiersten Meehan (UCSB) d. Dominique Cetale (UCLA) – 6-1, 5-0 (ret)
Sarah Gong (UCI) d. Stacy Yam (UCSB) – 6-2, 6-4
Priscila Garcia (UCSB) d. Olivia Larsson (SDSU) – 5-7, 6-0, 10-5
Luisa Ortiz Candido (UCSB) d. Andrea Duva (UCI) – 5-7, 6-4, 12-10

Doubles – Main Draw – Second Round
Melissa Baker/Stacy Yam (UCSB) d. Isabelle Hoorn/Tamitha Nguyen (SDSU) – 8-6
Lacey Smyth/Kim Stubbe (Arzona) d. April Scatliffe/Kiersten Meehan (UCSB) – 8-2
Olivia Larsson/Anna Somoracz (SDSU) d. Priscila Garcia/Luisa Ortiz Candido (UCSB) - 8-4