March 10, 2008
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -
The UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team continued its lengthy homestand this afternoon with a 5-2 loss to No. 36 Washington State, at the Rob Gym Tennis Courts. The defeat drops the Gauchos record to 5-6 overall for the season.
The Cougars (9-5 overall) grabbed two of the three doubles matches for the early 1-0 lead. Washington State striked first when the Cougar pair of Bianca Selaru and Aleksandra Stefanova defeated Tova Hausman and Brittany Kausen 8-3, at No. 3 doubles. The Gauchos countered at No. 2 doubles as the duo of Jill Damion and Asagi Onaga handled Aleksandra Cekic and Marina Nicolas 8-6. Washington State captured the doubles point at the No. 1 doubles slot, as Ekaterina Burduli and Ekaterina Kamendova edged seniors Marta Simic and Charlotte Scatliffe 9-8 (6).
In singles play, the Cougars wrapped up the victory by taking the first three singles matches. The lone winners for the Gauchos in singles was at No. 5 and No. 6. Tova Hausman dropped Cekic 6-3, 6-1, while Brittany Kausen earned a win at the No. 6 spot taking down Jessica Gomez 6-2, 4-6, (1-0) (3).
UCSB continues its homestand this Wednesday as they face off against Gonzaga. First serve at the Rob Gym Tennis Courts is set for 1:30 p.m. (PT).
Washington State 5, UC Santa Barbara 2
No. 1 Burduli (WSU) def. Marta Simic (UCSB) 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Stefanova (WSU) def. Jill Damion (UCSB) 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (6)
No. 3 Kamendova (WSU) def. Charlotte Scatliffe (UCSB) 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Selarie (WSU) def. Asagi Onaga (UCSB) 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 Tova Hausman (UCSB) def. Celkic (WSU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 6 Brittany Kausen (UCSB) def. Gomez (WSU) 6-2, 4-6, (1-0) (3)
Nicolas (WSU) def. Juliette Mutzke (UCSB) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Gherma (WSU) def. Bryanna Ojeda (UCSB) 2-6, 6-3, (11-9)
Noelle Hirneise (UCSB) def. Kara Konomos (WSU) 8-5
Chelsea Mosser (UCSB) def. Jessica Casebier (WSU) 8-2
Order of finish: 4, 3, 1, 5, 6, 2
No. 1 Burduli/Kamendova (WSU) def. Simic/Scatliffe (UCSB) 9-8 (6)
No. 2 Damion/Onaga (UCSB) def. Cekic/Nicolas (WSU) 8-6
No. 3 Selaru/Stefanova (WSU) def. Hausman/Kausen 8-3
Mutzke/Ojeda (UCSB) def. Gomez/Cherman 8-3
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1