UCSB Loses First Round Match at Lady Rebel Classic, 5-2 to Oklahoma State

Feb. 24, 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team dropped an 5-2 decision in the first round of the Lady Rebel Classic in Las Vegas on Friday afternoon.

The Gauchos, who will play Montana in the consolation bracket on Saturday, won the singles point in the match with victories from Charlotte Scatliffe/Andrea Pintar over Iryna Tkachenko/Marta Tsvika (8-5) and Marielle Gruenig/Chelsea Glynn over Zana Masnic/Yawna Allen (8-4).

In singles, the Cowgirls won five of the six contests. Gruenig lost at No. 1 singles to Tkachenko, 6-3, 7-5. Glynn dropped a tough 7-6, 7-5 decision to Masnic at No. 2, and Lauren Simmons topped Scatliffe at No. 3, 7-6, 6-2.

UCSB's lone singles victory came at No. 4, where Pintar came from behind to edge Allen, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. Leslie Damion and Mio Fukushima lost at No. 5 and No. 6 singles respectively. Daamion dropped a tough three-match affair to Tsvika, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

The Gauchos will take-on Montana in the consolation bracket on Saturday afternoon in Sin City.

1. Scatliffe and Pintar (UCSB) def. Tkachenko/Tviska (OSU) 8-5
2. Gruenig/Glynn (UCSB) def. Masnic/Allen (OSU) 8-4
3. Simmons/Osinska (OSU) def. Damion/Fukushima (UCSB) 8-6

SINGLES: (OSU EARNS FIVE TEAM POINTS) 1. Iryna Tkachenko (OSU) def. Murielle Gruenig (UCSB) 6-3, 7-5 2. Zana Masnic (OSU) def. Chelsea Glynn (UCSB) 7-6, 7-5 3. Lauren Simmons (OSU) def. Charlotte Scatliffe (UCSB) 7-6, 6-2 4. Andrea Pintar (UCSB) def. Yawna Allen (OSU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 5. Marta Tsvika (OSU) def. Leslie Damion (UCSB) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 6. Jessica Collins (OSU) def. Mio Fukushima (UCSB) 6-2, 6-2

FRIDAY, Feb. 24: No. 37 UNLV 7, Northern Arizona 0 No. 73 Boise State 4, Loyola Marymount 3 Oklahoma State 5, UC Santa Barbara 2 No. 47 Fresno State 7, Montana 0

SATURDAY, Feb. 25: 10 a.m. UNLV vs. Boise State Fresno State vs. Oklahoma State

2 p.m. NAU vs. LMU Montana vs. UC Santa Barbara