Less than 24 hours after the UCSB women’s tennis team took on UCLA in Los Angeles, they marked their return to the Arnold Tennis Center with a commanding 6-1 home win over University of San Francisco Saturday morning.
The win snapped the Gauchos’ (2-4) three-match losing streak.
The Gauchos fell behind in doubles when the Dons’ Mya Bui and Chiho Mushika defeated Filippa Bruu-Syversen and Marta Gonzalez Ballbe 6-2 on court three.
Shakhnoza Khatamova and Elizaveta Volodko then won 6-2 on court one, leaving the doubles point up to the court two matchup.
Amelia Honer and Kira Reuter then clinched the doubles point for Santa Barbara with a 7-5 win over Caragh Courtney and Simran Chhabra.
As the match moved to the singles portion, Camille Kiss shut out Mya Bui 6-0, 6-0 on court three.
Khatamova was also dominant in singles, winning her court one matchup 6-1, 6-1.
Bruu-Syversen clinched the match for the Gauchos with a 6-0, 6-4 victory on court five.
Elizaveta Volodko won a back-and-forth 6-3, 2-6, 10-4 match on court two, while Kira Reuter earned a 7-6, 6-2 win on court six.
The Gauchos host PAC-12 opponent Washington State at 1 p.m. Friday. Click web.playsight.com/facility/university-of-california-santa-barbara-ucsb/home for a livestream.
Daniel Messinger writes about sports for UCSB.