Gauchos blank New Mexico 4-0

Gauchos blank New Mexico 4-0

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara Women's Tennis team had a successful win against New Mexico on its home court 4-0. 

"It was a solid win across the board," said the head coach Simon Thibedeau. "New Mexico has a lot of experience so the tough match level we played helped us." 

The duo of Amanda Atanasson and Stefani Stojic opened up the doubles match with a win against Cassie Chung and Ruth Copas by a score of 6-2. Next, New Mexico's Rachana Bhat and Dominique Dulski defeated Natalie Da Silveira and Jaimee Gilbertson 6-1. The doubles tandem of Palina Dubavets and Melissa Baker brought the next point for the Gauchos with a win against Emliy Oliver and Diana 6-3.

Gauchos continued their winning streak as Amit Lev-Ari defeated Oliver 6-2, 6-0 at No.6 and Da Silveira defeated Dulski 6-4, 6-2 the following match. At No. 3 Gilbertson defeated Chung by a score of 6-1, 6-3 bringing the last point for the Gauchos. Dubavets, Stjoic, and Baker did not have a chance to finish their matches.

Gauchos will stay home for their next match against San Diego State on March 9 at 10:00 a.m.


UC Santa Barbara 4, New Mexico 0

Santa Barbara, California

March 5 2017


Doubles (Order to Finish: 3, 1, 2)

1. Rachana Bhat/ Dominique Dulski (NM) def. Natalie Da Silveira/ Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) 6-1

2. Palina Dubavets/ Melissa Baker (UCSB) def. Emily Oliver/ Diana Wong (NM) 6-3

3. Amanda Atanasson/ Stefani Stojic (UCSB) def. Cassie Chung/ Ruth Copas (NM) 6-2


Singles (Order to Finish: 6, 2, 3)

1. Palina Dubavets (UCSB) vs. Ruth Copas (NM) 6-2, 5-4 (unfinished)

2. Natalie Da Silveira (UCSB) def. Dominique Dulski (NM) 6-4, 6-2

3. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) def. Cassie Chung (NM) 6-1, 6-3

4. Stefani Stojic (UCSB) vs. Diana Wong (NM) 6-2, 4-4 (unfinished)

5. Melissa Baker (UCSB) vs. Rachana Bhat (NM) 6-4, 4-1 (unfinished)

6. Amit Lev-Ari (UCSB) def. Emily Oliver (NM) 6-2, 6-0