UCSB defeats CSU Fullerton 4-1.

Melissa Baker (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Melissa Baker (Photo by Tony Mastres)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara Women's Tennis team defeated a Big West Conference opponent Cal State Fullerton by a score of 4-1. 

"We defeated a good conference opponent," said the head coach Simon Thibodeau. "We bounced back well in singles after being a little off on the fundamentals in doubles. We handled the windy conditions very well."

The Gauchos opened up the doubles match with a win as the doubles tandem of Natalie Da Silveira and Stephanie Yamada defeated Pham and Makiba by a score of 6-2 at No.3.  However, Cal State Fullerton fought back as No.2 Nuno and Portalatin defeated Amanda Atanasson and Stefani Stojic 6-4 and Palina Dubavets and Melissa Baker fell to Valenzuela and De Lon 6-4 at No.1.

In singles, UCSB women's tennis team fought back as No.3 Jaimee Gilbertson defeated Portalatin 6-3, 6-4 and No.4 Stojic defeated Nuno 6-3, 6-3. Next, Atanasson won against Makiba 6-3, 6-4 at No.5. At No.6, Baker had a neck and neck match against Pham and won by a score of 6-1, 5-7, 6-0. Dubavets and Da Silveira did not have chances to finish their matches.

The Gauchos will remain on their home court and play against UC Irvine on April 9 at 11:00 a.m.


UC Santa Barbara 4, CSU Fullerton 1

Santa Barbara, California

April 8 2017


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

1. Valenzuela/ De Leon def. Palina Dubavets/ Melissa Baker 6-4

2. Nuno/ Portalatin def. Amanda Atanasson/ Stefani Stojic 6-4

3. Natalie Da Silveira/ Stephanie Yamada def. Pham/ Makiba 6-2


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

1. Palina Dubavets vs. Valenzuela 7-6, 4-6, 0-1

2. Natalie Da Silveira vs. De Leon 7-6, 3-6, 4-2

3. Jaimee Gilbertson def. Portalatin 6-3, 6-4

4. Stefani Stojic def. Nuno 6-3, 6-3

5. Amanda Atanasson def. Makiba 6-3, 6-4

6. Melissa Baker def. Pham 6-1, 5-7, 6-0