LMU defeats UCSB, 5-2

April 5, 2008

Los Angeles, Calif. -

The UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team continued its struggles this afternoon against Loyola Marymount, dropping their fifth consecutive match 5-2. The loss drops the Gauchos to 7-12 overall, and 2-3 in conference.

The Gauchos jumped ahead early at the No. 2 slot, when Jill Damion partnered with Asagi Onaga to blow out Jasmin Heckel and Bliss Nixon 8-1. Loyola Marymount answered back with a victory at No. 3. The Lions won the doubles point, as Pavla Mesterova and Tamara Tanner outlasted Marta Simic and Charlotte Scatliffe at No. 1, 9-8.

LMU parlayed its doubles point into success on the singles court. Tina Razloznik was the first off the court, defeating Asagi Onaga at No. 3 6-0, 6-1. Tamara Tanner followed suit, with a straight set winner at the No. 2 position against Jill Damion 6-1, 6-4. Jasmin Heckel delivered the win for LMU when she defeated Charlotte Scatliffe 6-3, 6-3.

The Gauchos return home tomorrow to host UC Riverside. First serve at the Rob Gym Tennis Courts is set for 10:00 a.m. (PT).

Complete results listed below

Loyola Marymount 5, UC Santa Barbara 2

Singles
No. 1 Pavla Mesterova (LMU) def. Marta Simic (UCSB) 6-4, 4-6, (10-6)
No. 2 Tamara Tanner (LMU) def. Jill Damion (UCSB) 6-1, 6-4
No. 3 Tina Rozloznik (LMU) def. Asagi Onaga (UCSB) 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 Jasmin Heckel (LMU) def. Charlotte Scatliffe (UCSB) 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 Tova Hausman (UCSB) def. Shauna Morgan (LMU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 Brittany Kausen (UCSB) def. Bliss Nixon (LMU) 6-1, 7-5

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

Doubles
No. 1 Mesterova/Tanner (LMU) def. Simic/Scatliffe (UCSB) 9-8 (4)
No. 2 Damion/Onaga (UCSB) def. Heckel/Nixon (LMU) 8-1
No. 3 Rozloznik/Nothangel (LMU) def. Hausman/Kausen (UCSB) 8-5

Order of finish: 2, 3, 1