SANTA BARBARA, Calif. --- Despite starting the match by winning the doubles point, Cal State Fullerton suffered its second loss of the season, 4-1, at UC Santa Barbara on Saturday.
With the loss, the Titans are now 15-2 on the season and 3-2 in Big West Conference play as their four-match win streak was ended. The Gauchos improve to 10-9 overall and 3-1 in league play.
Seniors Camille De Leon and Alexis Valenzuela clinched the doubles point for Fullerton with a 6-4 victory over 46th-ranked Melissa Baker and Palina Dubavets at No. 1 doubles. De Leon and Valenzuela are 13-1 on the season and have won 10 in a row.
Fullerton, who has won the doubles point 16 times this season, unfortunately did not pick up a win in singles play as the Gauchos worked their way to four victories.
No. 117 Jaimee Gilbertson edged Portalatin, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 3 in the order, and Stojic dispatched Nuno, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 4 in the lineup.
At No. 5 in the order, Amanda Atanasson defeated Masako Makiba, 6-3, 6-4, while Baker needed three sets to score the match-winning point with 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 victory over Danielle Pham at the bottom of the order.
The Titans return to action at 10 a.m., Sunday at Cal Poly.
Tennis Match Results
Cal State Fullerton vs UC Santa Barbara
Apr 08, 2017 at Santa Barbara, Calif.
(UCSB Recreation Courts)
UC Santa Barbara 4, Cal State Fullerton 1
1. Palina Dubavets (UCSB) vs. Alexis Valenzuela (CSF) 6-7 (4), 6-4, 2-0, unfinished
2. Natalie Da Silveira (UCSB) vs. Camille De Leon (CSF) 7-6, 4-6, 4-2, unfinished
3. #117 Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) def. Karla Portalatin (CSF) 6-3, 6-4
4. Stefani Stojic (UCSB) def. Sarah Nuno (CSF) 6-3, 6-3
5. Amanda Atanasson (UCSB) def. Masako Makiba (CSF) 6-3, 6-4
6. Melissa Baker (UCSB) def. Danielle Pham (CSF) 6-1, 5-7, 6-0
Cal State Fullerton 15-2, 3-2 BWC
UC Santa Barbara 10-9, 3-1 BWC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,4,5,6)
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