March 15, 2008

Gauchos defeated by Cal State Northridge, 5-2.

March 15, 2008

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team continued its homestand this afternoon losing to conference foe Cal State Northride, 5-2. With the loss the Gauchos fall to 6-7 overall and 2-2 in Big West play.

The Gauchos opened doubles play the way you aspire to, winning the first match at No. 3. Senior Brittany Kausen and sophomore Tova Hausmen posted an 8-4 victory over Nina Jaworowski and Sandra Kukla to give UCSB the early advantage. The lead was short lived for the Gauchos as the Matadors scored victories at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Cal State Northridge evened the score when Victoria Brymer and Canna Furuta took down the Gauchos top pair of Marta Simic and Charlotte Scatliffe, 9-7. The Matadors clinched the doubles point with an 8-5 win at the No. 2 doubles slot.

The Gauchos did not fare much better in singles action, dropping four of six singles matches. The lone victories for UCSB came at the No. 1 and No. 2 singles spots respectively. Marta Simic avenged her doubles loss with a 6-1, 7-6 decision over Brymer. At No. 2 doubles, Jill Damion closed out the match by defeating Koichumanova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

UCSB will now break for final exams and return to action for alumni day on March 22nd. The Gauchos resume dual match play March 26th when they host No. 43 Boise State. First serve at the Rob Gym Tennis Court is set for 1:30 p.m. (PT).

Cal State Northridge 5, UC Santa Barbara 2

Complete results listed below.

Singles
No. 1 Marta Simic (UCSB) def. Victoria Brymer (CSUN) 6-1, 7-6
No. 2 Jill Damion (UCSB) def. Kanykey Koichumanova (CSUN) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
No. 3 Canna Furuta (CSUN) def. Charlotte Scatliffe (UCSB) 7-6, 7-6
No. 4 Sandra Kukla (CSUN) def. Asagi Onaga (UCSB) 6-1, 6-3
No. 5 Brook Doane (CSUN) def. Tova Hausman (UCSB) 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 Nina Jaworowski (CSUN) def. Brittany Kausen (UCSB) 6-3, 6-3

Order of finish: 5, 4, 3, 1, 6, 2

Doubles
No. 1 Brymer/Furuta (CSUN) def. Simic/Scatliffe 9-7
No. 2 Koichumanova/Doane (CSUN) def. Damion/Onaga 8-5
No. 3 Hausman/Kausen (UCSB) def. Kukla/Jaworowski 8-4
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2