March 25, 2008
MONTECITO, Calif. - In doubles play, Jill Damion and Asagi Onaga teamed up at number one to defeat Westmont freshmen Lauren Combs and Erin McGurty 8-1. The Gauchos' Tova Hausman and Brittany Kausen defeated freshman Ilissa Mathews and senior Jennie Dunn on court two by a score of 8-3 while Bryanna Ojeda and Juliette Mutzke picked up the win on court three by the same score over juniors Kristen Lee and Christina Klein.
In singles, UCSB's Marta Simic swept the number one match, defeating Combs 6-0, 6-0 while at number three, Onaga notched a 6-1, 6-0 over McGurty. On the number four court, Hausman claimed a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Lee and Damion won at number two 6-3, 6-1 over Mathews.
Despite the score 6-0, 6-0 score, the number six singles battle turned out to be the second longest match of the day. Mutzke swept Dunn, but nearly every game went to at least deuce.
The closest match of the afternoon was played on the number five court. Kausen won the first set 6-2, but Klein responded in the second set and won 7-5. A super-tiebreaker was played to determine the match. Klein won the first six points to take a commanding lead, but Kausen produced an ace serve to break the streak and went on to win the next eight points. Klein was able to win one more point before Kausen ended the marathon affair with a 10-7 win.
Singles #1 - Marta Simic (UCSB) def. Lauren Combs (WC) 6-0, 6-0 #2 - Jill Damion (UCSB) def. Ilissa Mathews (WC) 6-3, 6-1 #3 - Asagi Onaga (UCSB) def. Erin McGurty (WC) 6-1, 6-0 #4 - Tova Hausman (UCSB) def. Kristen Lee (WC) 6-1, 6-1 #5 - Brittany Kausen (UCSB) def. Christina Klein (WC) 6-2, 5-7, (10-7) #6 - Juliette Mutzke (UCSB) def. Jennie Dunn (WC) 6-0, 6-0 Doubles #1 - Jill Damion /Asagi Onaga (UCSB) def. Lauren Combs / Erin McGurty (WC) 8-1 #2 - Tova Hausman /Brittany Kausen (UCSB) def. Ilissa Mathews / Jennie Dunn (WC) 8-3 #3 - Bryanna Ojeda /Juliette Mutzke (UCSB) def. Kristen Lee / Christina Klein (WC)