UCSB Falls to 34th-ranked Washington, 0-7

Natalie Da Silveira (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Natalie Da Silveira (Photo by Tony Mastres)

SEATTLE – UC Santa Barbara Women's Tennis team falls to 34th-ranked Washington, 0-7 at the Nordstorm Tennis Center.

The doubles tandem of Natalie Da Silveira and Jaimee Gilbertson opened up the doubles match with a win against Katarina Kopcalic and Lana Slavica by a score of 6-3. However, Washington took the next two wins as Miki Kobayashi and Nour Abbes defeated Palina Dubavets and Stefani Stojic 6-3 and Stacey Fung and Kenadi Hance defeated Melissa Baker and Stephanie Yamada 6-3. 

Washington dominated the singles match as No.2 Abbes defeated Gilbertson 6-2, 6-3. Amanda Atanassonfell to Hance 6-3, 6-1 at No.5 as Dubavets fell to Fung 6-3, 6-2 at No.1. Next, Kopcalic defeated Amit Lev-Ari 6-2, 7-5 and Prokopuik defeated Baker 6-4, 7-6(2) the following match. At No.3 Da Silveira had a neck and neck match against Kobayashi but was defeated by a score of 3-6, 7-6, 10-7.

Gauchos will come back to the home court and play against New Mexico on March 5 at 10:00 a.m.


Washington 7, UC Santa Barbara 0

Nordstorm Tennis Center

Seattle, Washington

Feb. 25 2017


Doubles (Order to finish: 3, 2, 1)

1. Miki Kobayashi/ Nour Abbes (UW) def. Palina Dubavets/ Stefani Stojic (UCSB) 6-3

2. Stacey Fung/ Kenadi Hance (UW) def. Melissa Baker/ Stephanie Yamada (UCSB) 6-3

3. Natalie Da Silveira/ Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) def. Katarina Kopcalic/Lana Slavica (UW) 6-3


Singles (Order to finish: 2, 5, 1, 6, 4, 3)

1. Stacey Fung (UW) def. Palina Dubavets (UCSB) 6-3, 6-2

2. Nour Abbes (UW) def. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) 6-2, 6-3

3. Miki Kobayashi (UW) def. Natalie Da Silveira (UCSB) 3-6, 7-6, 10-7

4. Alexis Prokopuik (UW) def. Melissa Baker (UCSB) 6-4, 7-6(2)

5. Kenadi Hance (UW) def. Amanda Atanasson(UCSB) 6-3, 6-1

6. Katarina Kopcalic (UW) def. Amit Lev-Ari (UCSB) 6-2, 7-5