March 24, 2007

No. 57 Nevada Defeats Gauchos, 6-1

March 24, 2007

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - 57th-ranked Nevada won five out of six singles matches and the doubles point en route to a 6-1 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoon in Santa Barbara.

Junior Charlotte Scatliffe's come-from-behind win at No. 3 singles helped the Gauchos avert a shutout. Scatliffe dropped the first to Ly-Huong Dinh set before battling back for a 1-6, 7-5, (10-8) win. Freshman Tova Hausman almost did the same at No. 5 singles as she lost a tough 6-0, 2-6, 6-4 decision to Nevada's Fiorella Velez.

At No. 1 singles, Wolf Pack freshman Maria Mizyuk swept Gaucho junior Marta Simic, 6-1, 6-2. UCSB freshman Carina Bjornstrom dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to Caroline Bailly at No. 2 singles.

The loss drops the Gauchos to 5-6 on the season while Nevada improves to 8-7.

Santa Barbara returns to action on Thursday, March 29 when it hosts Westmont College in a match that will start at 1:30 p.m.

No. 51 Nevada 6, UC Santa Barbara 1

Singles
#1 Maria Mizyuk (Nevada) d. Marta Simic (UCSB)	        6-1, 6-2
#2 Caroline Bailly (Nevada) d. Carina Bjornstrom (UCSB) 6-4, 6-3
#3 Charlotte Scatliffe UCSB d. Ly-Huong Dinh (Nevada)   1-6, 7--6, (10-8)
#4 Alice Hall (Nevada) d. Asagi Onaga (UCSB)	        6-0, 6-2
#5 Fiorella Velez (Nevada) d. Tova Hausman (UCSB)       6-0, 2-6, 6-4
#6 Bach-Lan Pham (Nevada) d. Brittany Kausen (UCSB)     7-6, 6-1
Doubles
#1 Mizyuk/Bailly (Nevada) d. Simic/Scatliffe (UCSB)   8-1
#2 Velez/Hall (Nevada) d. Bjornstrom/Onaga (UCSB)     8-6
#3 Dinh/Pham (Nevada) d. Kausen/Hausman (UCSB)	      8-4

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