UCSB Drops 6-1 Decision to No. 42 UC Irvine

Feb. 18, 2007

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Fresh off the heels of an impressive 7-0 win over San Jose State Saturday afternoon, the UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team could not match that effort and fell 6-1 at the hands of No. 42 UC Irvine Sunday afternoon at the Robertson Gymnasium Courts.

With the victory, the Anteaters improve to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big West Conference, while UCSB falls to 3-3 and 1-1 in league play.

UCI posted victories in five of the six singles matches, with Santa Barbara's lone win of the afternoon coming at No. 2. Junior Marta Simic defeated Inna Agababian 6-7, 6-2 in her first singles match since missing the previous three with a leg injury. Irvine's Becky Bernhard defeated Carina Bjornstrom 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 and Clare Fermin recorded a 7-5, 7-5 win over Charolette Scatliffe at No. 3. The Anteaters won the final three singles matches in straight sets as well, as Heidi Kaloi, Jessica Broadfoot, and Ali Borowicz took care of Tova Hausman, Asagi Onaga, Brittany Kausen at No. 4, 5, and 6, respectively.

In doubles action Bernhard and Fermin paired for an 8-3 win over Scatcliffe and Simic at No. 1 and UCI proceeded to win the point following an 8-1 victory by Broadfoot and Kaloi over Bjornstrom and Hausman at No. 2. The Anteaters completed the doubles sweep with Borowicz and Jayme Hu recording an 8-6 decision over Onaga and Kausen in the third matchup.

UCSB hits the road next week and will take on the University of San Francisco Saturday, February 24 in a 10:00 a.m. match.

Singles
#1 Becky Bernhard (UCI) def. Carina Bjornstrom (UCSB) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
#2 Marta Simic (UCSB) def. Inna Agababian (UCI) 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 (9)
#3 Clare Dermin (UCI) def. Charlotte Scatliffe (UCSB) 7-5, 7-5
#4 Heidi Kaloi (UCI) def. Tova Hausman (UCSB) 7-6, 7-6
#5 Jessica Bradfoot (UCI) def. Asagi Onaga (UCSB) 6-5, 6-1
#6 Ali Borowicz (UCI) def. Brittany Kausen (UCSB) 6-4, 6-0

Doubles #1 Bernhard/Fermin (UCI) def. Scatcliffe/Simic (UCSB) 8-3 #2 Broadfoot/Fermin (UCI) def. Bjornstrom/Hausman (UCSB) 8-1 #3 Borowicz/Hu (UCI) def. Onaga/Kausen (UCSB) 8-6