Gauchos' Preseason Continues at ITA West Regionals

Oct. 25, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara women's tennis team survived another weekend of fierce competition at the ITA West Regional in San Diego, Calif.

Renowned for having the toughest competition, the Gauchos could only muster one win in main draw singles and one win in main draw doubles this past weekend at the ITA West Regional.

"It is the toughest college tournament we will play in barring a trip to the Nationals," said head coach Pete Kirkwood. "We did however play some tough opponents and our losses were to players who went deep into the tournament."

Sophomore Bryanna Ojeda crushed Marigrace Marshall of Pepperdine in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, to pick up the lone victory in main singles draw. She went on to lose to UCLA's Andrea Remyse in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.

Freshman Jill Damion and sophomore Asagi Onaga made it through to the round of 16 in doubles, getting a bye in the first round and beating the duo of Teeling and Faulkner from USD in the second round, 8-3.

"Even though we did not win many matches in the main draw we did prove to be a tough out," Kirkwood said. "We played well and fought hard."

UCSB return to action on Nov. 10-12 when they travel to Northridge, Calif., to compete in the Cal State Northridge Tournament.

Results from the ITA WEST REGIONAL

Main Draw singles
First Round
Erynne Oki UC Riverside def. Brittany Kausen UCSB 6-2, 6-1
Marta Simic-Bye
Bryanna Ojeda UCSB def. Marigrace Marshall Pepperdine 6-0, 6-0
Jill Damion-Bye
Lisa Hagele LBSU def. Asagi Onaga 6-3, 6-4
Second Round
Andrea Remyse UCLA def. Ojeda UCSB 6-0, 6-0
#9 Elana Gantcheva UNLV def. Simic 6-4, 6-2
#10 Amanda Fink USC def. Damion 6-0, 6-4

Doubles First Round
Damion/Onaga Bye
Pavla Mesterova/Tamara Tanner LMU def. Scatliffe/Simic UCSB 8-5
Ataly/Yuspov SDSU def. Kausen/Ojeda 9-7. (We had a match point)
Second Round
Damion/Onaga UCSB def. Teeling/Faulkner USD 8-3
Round of 16
Bagshaw/Krausova SDSU def. Damion/Onaga 8-2

Consolation singles
First Round
Amber Harper USC def Asagi Onaga UCSB 2-6,7-6(5) 1-0 (10-5)
Bryanna Ojeda UCSB def. Mitchell Pepperdine 6-1,7-5
Christy Andrews USC def. Brittany Kausen UCSB 6-3, 6-1
Jill Damion UCSB def. Sophie Kobuch Hawaii 6-0, 6-4

Second Round
Damion def. Tania Rice Pepperdine 6-3,6-7(6) 1-0 (10-5)
Stephanie Wetmore UCLA def. Ojeda 6-2, 6-4
Quarter Final
Holly Bagshaw SDSU def. Damion 6-1,6-3