The UCSB women’s tennis team beat both UC Riverside and CSU Northridge 4-0 in a Saturday doubleheader at the Arnhold Tennis Center. The matches, the final two at home this season, marked the Gauchos’ (13-6, 5-0) third and fourth consecutive victories and the team has won eight of their last nine.
Against Riverside, UCSB wrapped things up quickly. In doubles, Camille Kiss and Marta Gonzalez Ballbe blanked Natalie Shamma and Niki Shahbazi 6-0 on court two.
The No. 83-ranked duo of Shakhnoza Khatamova and Elizaveta Volodko clinched the doubles point for Santa Barbara with a 6-2 win over Mahli Silpachai and Hanh Pham on court one.
Amelia Honer completed a perfect 6-0, 6-0 victory over Serina Saltzen on court four before Priscila Janikian beat Niki Shahbazi 6-1, 6-1 on court five for her second dual match singles victory of the season.
No. 76 Khatamova finished off the Highlanders with a 6-3, 6-1 defeat of Silpachai on court one.
The Gauchos won their second doubles point of the day against the Matadors. Kiss and Gonzalez Ballbe once again dominated on court two, winning 6-1 against Ekaterina Repina and Sasha Turchak.
This time it was Janikian and Honer who clinched the doubles point, with a 6-2 defeat of Jenna Dorian and Yuliia Zhytelna on court three.
Moving on to singles, Kiss commanded court three where she beat Ana Fraile Toboso 6-1, 6-0.
Honer collected her second singles win of the day, beating Turchak 6-2, 6-0 on court four.
Finally, Volodko clinched Santa Barbara’s fourth point on court two with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Jolene Coetzee.
The Gauchos finish the season on a four game road trip, beginning with a 1:00 P.M. matchup with UC San Diego on Friday.
Daniel Messinger writes about sports for UCSB.