Women's Tennis Edged At UC Santa Barbara, 4-3

Feb. 11, 2017

Santa Barbara, Calif.----- Miyo Kobayashi won matches in singles and doubles for San Jose State University, but UC Santa Barbara edged the Spartans, 4-3, in a non-conference women's tennis match.

Playing a dual match for the first time since January 24, San Jose State (1-2) tied the match at 3-3 after Kobayashi topped UC Santa Barbara's Amanda Atanasson, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2.

The dual match came down to each team's best player - #96-ranked Sybille Gauvain for San Jose State and #80-ranked Palina Dubavets for UCSB (1-4). After splitting the first two sets, Dubavets won the deciding third set for a 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 win at #1-singles.

San Jose State's Marine Dans extended her early-season singles dual-match winning streak to three with a 7-6, 6-4 straight set win over Jaimee Gilbertson.

The Spartans also picked up the doubles point with victories by their #1 and #3 pairs of Gauvain and Marie Klocker and Tamara Culibrk and Kobayashi, respectively.

"We had a good start with our doubles, but UCSB won the majority of `deuce' games (in singles)," said San Jose State head coach Chad Skorupka. "We just need to be a little sharper on the `deuce' games."



San Jose State concludes its weekend road trip with a non-conference match at Cal Poly, Sunday, February 12, at 1:00 p.m.

San Jose State University women's tennis

Santa Barbara, Calif.

Feb. 11, 2017

Final score: UC Santa Barbara (1-4) 4, San Jose State (1-2) 3


Sybille Gauvain & Marie Klocker (SJSU) def. Stefani Stojic & Palina Dubavets (UCSB), 7-6 (7-3)

Marine Dans & Gaelle Rey (SJSU) vs. Melissa Baker & Stephanie Yamada (UCSB), did not finish

Tamara Culibrk & Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU) def. Natalie DaSilveira & Melissa Baker (UCSB), 6-3

Order of finish (3,1)


Palina Dubavets (UCSB) def. Sybille Gauvain (SJSU), 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

Natalie DaSilveira (UCSB) def. Marie Klocker (SJSU), 6-2, 6-2

Marine Dans (SJSU) def. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB), 7-6, 6-4

Stephani Stojic (UCSB) def. Tamara Culibrk (SJSU), 6-3, 6-2

Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU) def. Amanda Atanasson (UCSB), 7-6, 2-6, 6-2

Melissa Baker (UCSB) def. Clara Mantaux (SJSU), 6-3, 6-0

Order of finish (6, 2, 4, 3, 5, 1)