Women’s tennis falls to UCSB

Feb. 24, 2018

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The UC Davis women’s tennis team are now 7-3 overall after facing a tough loss on Saturday morning against fellow conference team UCSB, 4-0, at the Recreation Center Courts.

The home team went on to quickly seal the doubles point from the Aggies after their victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 position.

The singles play remained unsuccessful for the Aggies as the Gauchos went on to score the first three singles victories, securing their team win before the visiting team had a chance to score.

Sophomore Nikita Pradeep, who leads the UC Davis squad with an 8-0 overall record in singles, did not see the end to her matchup with UC Santa Barbara’s Amanda Atanasson; however, the Sugar Land, Texas, native won the first set, and was also up in the second set prior to calling off the match.

The UC Davis women’s tennis team returns to action Sunday morning for a dual against Cal Poly’s team, another Big West Conference school, before rounding out the competition weekend.

UC Davis (7-3) at UC Santa Barbara (4-6)
Feb. 24, 2018 at Santa Barbara, Calif. (Recreation Center Courts)

FINAL SCORE: UC Santa Barbara 4, UC Davis 0

1. Lani-Rae Green / Kristina Breisacher (UCD) vs. Palina Dubavets/Natalie Da Silveira (UCSB), 5-2, unfinished
2. Amit Lev Ari/Stephanie Yamada (UCSB) def. Nikita Pradeep / Sara Tsukamoto (UCD), 6-3
3. Amanda Atanasson/Lise Sentenac (UCSB) def. Kelsie Bryant / Isabella von Ebbe (UCD), 6-1

Order of Finish: 3, 2*

1. Palina Dubavets (UCSB) def. Kristina Breisacher (UCD), 6-4, 6-3
2. Lani-Rae Green (UCD) vs. Natalie Da Silveira (UCSB), 7-5, 1-5, unfinished
3. Nikita Pradeep (UCD) vs. Amanda Atanasson (UCSB), 6-1, 3-5
4. Amit Lev Ari (UCSB) def. Sara Tsukamoto (UCD), 6-1, 6-3
5. Isabella von Ebbe (UCD) vs. Lise Sentenac (UCSB), 5-7, 2-1
6. Stephanie Yamada (UCSB) def. Shirley Hall (UCD), 6-1, 6-1

Order of Finish: 6, 4, 1*

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