Gauchos Jump Out Early In Victory Over Aggies

March 6, 2003

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara swept the opening doubles matches then took five of six singles contests as it defeated UC Davis, 8-1, in a non-conference women's tennis match Thursday afternoon at Hickey Courts.

With the loss the Aggies fall to 4-5 on the season.

The Broncos came out strong to start the day, capturing all three doubles matches. Uzma Kahn and Marielle Gruenig won at No.1 while Andrea Pintar and Leslie Damion and Chelsea Dillon and Jen Kuhle won at No.'s two and three, respectively.

In singles action, UC Santa Barbara won five of six matches, all in straight sets. The bright spot on the day for the Aggies was the their victory at No.4, where Christy Battig defeated Lindsey Butterwick, 6-2, 6-4.

"It is good for us to play these types of matches," said Aggie Head Coach Bill Maze. "When we play teams that beat us convincingly, it really helps us when we have to play teams in our conference.

"UC Santa Barbara is one of the most improved teams in the Big West," Maze continued. "Last year we beat them 6-3 and to make that type of turn around says a lot about their players and coach."

UC Davis returns to the courts on Friday when it hosts another Division I school, Cal Poly, at Hickey Courts. Matchtime is set for 1:30pm.

UC Santa Barbara 8 def. UC Davis 1
March 6, 2003
at Hickey Courts

No.1 Uzma Kahn (UCSB) def. Gretchen Schantz (UCD) 6-0, 6-0
No.2 Marielle Gruenig (UCSB) def. Ally Muller (UCD) 6-4, 6-3
No.3 Andrea Pintar (UCSB) def. Jennifer Fong (UCD) 6-1, 6-2
No.4 Christy Battig (UCD) def. Lindsey Butterwick (UCSB) 6-2, 6-4
No.5 Jen Kuhle (UCSB) def. Kerri Roemer (UCD) 6-1, 6-1
No.6 Amy Vyhnis (UCSB) def. Amanda Wise (UCD) 6-2, 6-2

No.1 Kahn/Gruenig (UCSB) def. Schantz/Muller (UCD) 8-4
No.2 Pintar/Leslie Damion (UCSB) def. Janice Salomon/Luna Tieu (UCD) 8-5
No.3 Chelsea Dillon/Kuhle (UCSB) def. Fong/Battig (UCD) 8-3