UCSB defeats San Diego 5-2

Melissa Baker (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Melissa Baker (Photo by Tony Mastres)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara Women's Tennis team had another win at their home court against University of San Diego by a score of 5-2.

"It was a good win for our team," said the head coach Simon Thiboedau. "San Diego started very well in singles. They were consistent. I knew though, we would fight back." 

In doubles, the Gauchos routed the Toreros as the duo of Natalie Da Silveira and Jaimee Gilbertson defeated Maria-Paula Torres and Sophia Chow 6-2 at No. 2 and Stefani Stojic and Amanda Atanasson won against Nicole Anderson and Gemma Garcia 6-2 at No.3. The doubles tandem of Palina Dubavets and Melissa Baker did not have a chance to finish their match.

In singles, San Diego attempted to fight off as No.4 Colomba DiFilippo defeated Baker by a score of 6-2, 6-2. However, it did not stop UCSB as freshman Amit Lev-Ari defeated Sabrina Barkdull 6-0, 7-5 at No.6. Daniela Morales won against Da Silveira 6-0, 1-6, 6-1 taking the next win for San Diego. At No.3 Gilbertson defeated Garcia 0-6, 6-3, 6-3 and No.1 Dubavets defeated Anderson 0-6, 7-5, 6-3. Atanasson finished the match with a win against Torres by a score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 at No.5. 

Gauchos will remain home and host Denver on March 10 at 10:00 a.m.


UC Santa Barbara 5, San Diego 2

Santa Barbara, California

March 9 2017


Doubles (Order to finish: 2, 3)

1. Palina Dubavets/ Melissa Baker (UCSB) vs. Colomba DiFilippo/ Daniela Morales (USD) 4-3 (unfinished)

2. Natalie Da Silveira/ Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) def. Maria-Paula Torres/ Sophia Chow (USD) 6-2

3. Stefani Stojic/ Amanda Atanasson (UCSB)  def. Nicole Anderson/ Gemma Garcia (USD) 6-2


Singles (Order to finish: 4, 6, 2, 3, 1, 5)

1. Palina Dubavets (UCSB) def. Nicole Anderson (USD) 0-6, 7-5, 6-3

2. Daniela Morales (USD) def. Natalie Da Silveira (UCSB) 6-0, 1-6, 6-1

3. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) def. Gemma Garcia (USD) 0-6, 6-3, 6-3

4. Colomba DiFilippo (USD) def. Melissa Baker (UCSB) 6-2, 6-2

5. Amanda Atanasson (UCSB) def. Maira-Paula Torres (USD) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

6. Amit Lev-Ari (UCSB) def. Sabrina Barkdull (USD) 6-0, 7-5