SAN JOSE, Calif.—The UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team (2-8, 1-1) faced another tough defeat earlier today as the team traveled to the Bay Area to take on San Jose State (5-8). Santa Barbara looked for a win today against the Spartans to win two straight for the first time this season. UCSB hung tight, but suffered another close 4-3 decision.
The doubles matches were tight as both teams were aiming for the coveted doubles point. San Jose defeated the Gaucho pairings on court no. 1 and 2 to obtain the important doubles point. On court no. 3, freshman Melissa Baker and junior Stacy Yam played a close 7-6 match that resulted as an unfinished match as the Spartans clinched the doubles point.
The singles matches were a mix of results for both teams. San Jose clinched the victory as the team's top three players outplayed the Gaucho top three. Junior, April Scatliffe played another quality match on court no. 1; only to fall by the score of 6-2, 7-6. Freshman, Kaiulani Boyer seeded as no. 2, was defeated by Gaelle Ray, 6-4, 6-1. Junior, Paola Cos played on court no. 3 and despite the solid effort, faced a tough 6-1, 6-3 defeat.
The bottom half of the Gauchos singles players shutout the Spartans as the team claimed victories on courts no. 4, 5 and 6. Junior, Stacy Yam has been playing at a high level as she cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 win. On court no. 5, Jaimee Gilbertson won yet another singles match as she tallied a 6-3, 6-4 victory. Last, sophomore Luisa Ortiz Candido recorded a 6-2, 6-1 win.
Despite the tough loss to the Spartans, the Gauchos showcased its depth as the squad fought hard and nearly pulled off a comeback victory.
Up next for the Gauchos is No. 64 Santa Clara University. UCSB will take on Santa Clara, tomorrow, Sunday March 1st at noon.
UCSB 3, SJSU 4
Mar. 1, 2014
San Jose, Calif.
1. Gaelle Rey / Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. April Scatliffe/Priscila Garcia (UCSB), 8-6
2. Jessica Willet / Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) def. Luisa Ortiz Candido/Kaiulani Boyer (UCSB) , 8-3
3. Melissa Baker/ Stacy Yam (UCSB) def. Marie Klocker / Justine Deleval (SJSU), 7-6, unf.
1. Marie Klocker (SJSU) def. April Scatliffe (UCSB), 6-2, 7-6
2. Gaelle Rey (SJSU) def. Kaiulani Boyer (UCSB), 6-4, 6-1
3. Sebastiana Leon Chao (SJSU) def. Paola Cos (UCSB), 6-1, 6-3
4. Stacy Yam (UCSB) def. Julianna Bacelar (SJSU), 6-4, 6-2
5. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) def. Jessica Willett (SJSU) 6-3, 6-4
6. Luisa Ortiz Candido (UCSB) def. Tipper Truong (SJSU) 6-2, 6-1
UCSB Season Record: (2-8, 1-1)