February 25, 2006

UCSB Blasts Montana 7-0 to Advance to Consolation Championship at Lady Rebels' Classic

Feb. 25, 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - UC Santa Barbara swept every singles match and easily earned the doubles point in a 7-0 rout of the University of Montana in the consolation bracket of the Lady Rebels' Clasic in Las Vegas Saturday.

The Gauchos, who will meet Loyola Marymount for fifth-place on Sunday morning, improve to 5-4 on the season.

UCSB began the day by easily winning the doubles point. Charlotte Scatliffe and Andrea Pintar topped Mari Castello and Liz Walker, 8-3, at No. 1 doubles. At No. 2, the team of Marielle Gruenig/Chelsea Glynn blanked the Grizzly duo of Malena Rosen and Martyna Nowak, 8-0. Leslie Damion and Mio Fukushima beat Cheyne Ursich/Jonna Schwartz 8-4 to complete the sweep.

In singles, UCSB's dominance was even more pronounced. At No. 1, Gruenig got back on the winning track with a 6-1, 6-2 sweep of Walker. At No. 2, Glynn blanked Castello, 6-0, 6-0. At No. 3, Pintar easily dispatched Nowak, 6-1, 6-1.

The Gauchos had a bit more trouble at 4, 5 and 6...but not much. At No. 4, Scatliffe topped Ursich, 6-3, 6-4. At No. 5, it was Damion defeating Schwartz by a count of 6-4, 6-4, and at No. 6, Fukushima swept Alexandra Ulesanu, 6-3, 6-0.

Following Sunday's match against Loyola Marymount, UCSB will play its next nine matches at home. The nine-game game home stretch will begin on Wednesday, March 1, when the Gauchos host Southeast Louisiana in a 1:30 p.m. match on the Robertson Gymnasium Courts at UCSB.

UC SANTA BARBARA 7, MONTANA 0
DOUBLES: (UCSB EARNS ONE TEAM POINT)
1. Scatliffe/Pintar (UCSB) def. Castello/Walker (UM) 8-3
2. Gruenig/Glynn (UCSB) def. Malena Rosen/Nowak (UM) 8-0
3. Damion/Fukushima (UCSB) def. Ursich/Schwartz (UM) 8-4

SINGLES: (UCSB EARNS SIX TEAM POINTS) 1. Murielle Gruenig (UCSB) def. Liz Walker (UM) 6-1, 6-2 2. Chelsea Glynn (UCSB) def. Mari Castello (UM) 6-0, 6-0 3. Andrea Pintar (UCSB) def. Martyna Nowak (UM) 6-1, 6-1 4. Charlotte Scatliffe (UCSB) def. Cheyne Ursich (UM) 6-3, 6-4 5. Leslie Damion (UCSB) def. Jonna Schwartz (UM) 6-4, 6-4 6. Mio Fukushima (UCSB) def. Alexandra Ulesanu (UM) 6-3, 6-0