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Gauchos Sweep Doubleheader Earns Big West Regular Season Crown

SANTA BARBARA, California – The UC Santa Barbara women’s tennis team swept through UC Riverside and CSUN on Saturday to claim the Big West Regular Season title and earn the No. 1 seed in the Big West Championships next week.

MATCH ONE

Final: No. 53 UC Santa Barbara 4, UC Riverside 0
Records: No. 53 UC Santa Barbara 12-7 (7-0 Big West), UC Riverside 4-19 (0-9 Big West)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Highlanders were no match for the Gauchos early on Camille Kiss And Lucy Lu defeated their opponent on court two to gain an early advantage in doubles. Amelia Honer And Kira Reuter took the doubles point with a 6-1 win over the No. 1 seed, putting the Gauchos up 1-0.

UC Santa Barbara quickly made its way through the singles rankings at 47th Amelia Honer won 6-0, 6-0 on court one, extending Gaucho’s lead to 2-0. Anna Weissheim followed suit as she didn’t let her opponent win a single game, blanking her opponent 6-0, 6-0. Camille Kiss placed the match ahead of the Gauchos in second place with a 6-0, 6-1 win.

RESULTS

Double
1. #37 Amelia Honer/Kira Reuter (UCSB-W) final NGUYEN,BRIONNA/NAIR,KAMYA (UCR) 6-1
2. Camille Kiss/Lucy Lu (UCSB-W) final YOUSSEF,MAYA/KIM,CRYSTAL (UCR) 6-0
3. Tyra Richardson/Carla Pacot (UCSB-W) vs. TRAN,SYDNEY/SHAHBAZI,NIKI (UCR) 3-2, unfinished

Order of finishing: 2, 1

Singles
1. #47 Amelia Honer (UCSB-W) final NGUYEN,BRIONNA (UCR) 6-0, 6-0
2. Camille Kiss (UCSB-W) final YOUSSEF,MAYA (UCR) 6-0, 6-1
3. Tyra Richardson (UCSB-W) vs. KIM,CRYSTAL (UCR) 6-4, incomplete
4. Lucy Lu (UCSB-W) vs. NAIR,KAMYA (UCR) 6-1, 3-1, unfinished
5. Anna Weissheim (UCSB-W) final SHAHBAZI,NIKI (UCR) 6-0, 6-0
6. Katarina Vayser (UCSB-W) vs. TRAN,SYDNEY (UCR) 4-3, incomplete

Order of finishing: 1, 5, 2

MATCH TWO

Final: No. 53 UC Santa Barbara 6, CSUN 1
Records: No. 53 UC Santa Barbara 13-7 (8-0 Big West), CSUN 12-6 (6-2 Big West)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Just like the first game, the Gauchos got off to a fast start Camille Kiss And Lucy Lu suppressed their opponent to gain the upper hand for the Gauchos. On lane three Anna Weissheim And Carla Pacot took the doubles point with a 6-1 victory on court three.

The Gauchos nearly made it a perfect day, winning five of the six singles matches. Amelia Honer quickly dominated her opponent with a 6-0, 6-1 victory. CSUN would cut UC Santa Barbara’s lead in half after winning on court five. That didn’t upset the Gauchos as they took a win on court two Camille Kiss and an outright victory on field three of Tyra Richardson to decide the match. Carla Pacot And Kira Reuter each picked up a three-set victory to complete CSUN and claim the Big West Regular Season Championship.

RESULTS

Double
1. #37 Amelia Honer/Kira Reuter (UCSB-W) vs. Turchak, Sasha/Zhytelna, Yuliia (CSUN) 4-3, incomplete
2. Lucy Lu/Camille Kiss (UCSB-W) final Santibanez Luna, Vic/Ung, Cindy (CSUN) 6-0
3. Anna Weissheim/Carla Pacot (UCSB-W) final Ho, Angela/Goodman, Elena (CSUN) 6-1

Order of finishing: 2, 3

Singles
1. #47 Amelia Honer (UCSB-W) final Turchak, Sasha (CSUN) 6-0, 6-1
2. Camille Kiss (UCSB-W) final Zhytelna, Yuliia (CSUN) 6-0, 4-6, 6-0
3. Tyra Richardson (UCSB-W) final Santibanez Luna, Vic (CSUN) 6-3, 6-4
4. Kira Reuter (UCSB-W) final Moratalla Sanz, Emma (CSUN) 4-6, 6-3, 11-9
5. Whoa, Angela (CSUN) beats. Lucy Lu (UCSB-W) 6-0, 6-2
6. Carla Pacot (UCSB-W) final Goodman, Elena (CSUN) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Order of finishing: 1, 5, 2, 3, 6, 4

NEXT ONE

The Gauchos conclude the regular season tomorrow, April 21, with the Blue-Green Rivalry. UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly will begin their match in San Luis Obispo at 1 p.m.