No. 33 SMU defeats UCSB, 6-1

March 26, 2011

Dallas, Texas - Kiersten Meehan's 6-1, 6-3 victory over Kris Roberts at No. 6 singles was the lone bright spot for the Gauchos in their 6-1, loss to No. 33 SMU Saturday.

The Gauchos have now dropped consecutive matches, including a loss to No. 11 Northwestern on Thursday.

SMU won all three doubles matches by comfortable margins. Marta Lesniak and Aleksandra Malyarchikova defeated Natalia Lozano and Jordan Dockendorf 8-3 at No. 1 doubles. Edyta Cieplucha and Heather Steinbauer also defeated Jill Damion and Kiersten Meehan 8-3 at court No. 2.

In singles, the Gauchos were defeated in straight sets in five of the six matches. Jordan Dockendorf played tough at No.4 singles, but was defeated 6-4, 6-4, by Heather Steinbauer.

The next match for the Gauchos is Sunday, March 27 against UTEP in Denton,Texas.

Complete results listed below:

SMU 6 UCSB 1

Doubles

1. Lesniak/Malyarchikova def Lozano/Dockendorf 8-3

2. Cieplucha/Steinbauer def. Damion/Meehan 8-3

3. Roberts/Hatamova def. Novak/Cos 8-2

Singles

1.Marta Lesniak def. Natalia Lozano 6-2, 6-2

2.Edyta Cieplucha def. Jill Damion 6-2, 6-1

3.Aleksandra Malyarchikova def. Sofia Novak 6-0, 6-2

4.Heather Steinbauer def. Jordan Dockendorf 6-4, 6-4

5.Shahzoda Hatomova def. Paola Cos 6-4, 6-3

6.Kiersten Meehan def. Kris Roberts 6-1, 6-3