April 14, 2012
Mustangs  6 – 1 Highlanders

The action was opened with doubles matches. Cal Poly dominated UCR from end to end in all three matches. Highlanders Jamie Raney and Taylor Raney were defeated in a one sided match by Cal Poly’s Jocelyn Davis and Alexa Lee by 8-2. At court No. 2, UCR’s Kat Saltarelli and Natalie Mckay were thrashed 8-0 by Cal Poly’s Ane McPike and Kathryn Webb. After winning two of the three matches Cal Poly automatically scored the first point of the afternoon. Yet, at court No. 3, The Highlanders were once again thrashed 8-0 by the Mustangs losing all three matches.

In singles action, UCR could not do much to change the outcome. The Mustangs, playing top tennis, proved to be a serious title challenge. After the six matches, Cal Poly won by a wide margin five out of the six points in play. Cal Poly’s Ireen Kuipers defeated UCR’s Kate Bergeson by 6-1, 6-0. Highlander Kat Saltarelli was defeated by Cal Poly’s Jocelyn Davis by 6-3, 6-0. UCR’s lone point of the afternoon was scored by Jamie Raney who defeated Cal Poly’s Alexa Lee in game in which Raney rallied back after losing the first set and winning the match by 1-6, 7-6 (12-10).

April 15, 2012
Gauchos 7 – 0 Highlanders

UCR was swept in all aspects of their game against the Gauchos on April 15. In doubles action, the Highlanders didn’t stand a chance to even win one of the three matches. At court No. 1, UCR’s Jamie Raney and Taylor Raney were defeated by UCSB’s Natalia Lozano and Jordan Dockendorf by 8-2. The Gauchos were never under threat and played comfortably with ease. At court No. 2, UCR’s Kat Saltarelli and Natalie McKay were swept by UCSB’s Sofia Novak and Erica Canoby 8-0. UCSB continued to dominate by winning at court No. 3, Gauchos April Scatliffe and Kiersten Meehan swept Highlanders Kate Bergeson and Courtney Pattugalan by 8-1.

Singles action wasn’t much different with the Gauchos dominating from end to end every match. The Highlanders tried to get into the match but were never able due to the high quality tennis the Gauchos were playing. UCR’s Jamie Raney was defeated 6-3, 6-2 by UCSB’s Sofia Novak. At court No. 2, Highlander Taylor Raney dropped her game against UCSB’s Natalia Lozano by 6-0, 6-2. At court No. 4, UCR’s Courtney Pattugalan was beaten by UCSB’s Paolo Cos by 6-1, 6-0.

Next for the Highlanders is a home game against Cal State Fullerton on April 19.