Women's Tennis 2011-12 Headlines
May 24, 2012
Alexandra Scotten Falls in First Round of NCAA Championships
Alex Scotten lost a well fought match in the first round of the NCAA Championships to Kelly Gebert of Depauw University 6-3, 6-4. Scotten went down 0-2 in the first set but came back to tie it up at 2-2 after some great shotmaking and unforced errors from her opponent.
May 24, 2012
Alexandra Scotten and Laura Wade Through to the Quarterfinals
Alex Scotten and Laura Wade defeated the Middlebury tandem of Leah Kepping and Brittney Faber. The Middlebury team is arguably one of the best teams in Division III. The win means that Alex Scotten and Laura Wade became ITA All-Americansto become the program's 8th and 9th members to receive this honor.
May 23, 2012
Alex Scotten Receives 2012 ITA West Region Player to Watch
Sophomore Alexandra Scotten received the ITA West Region Player to Watch award. This is awarded to a player who is in their second or third year of college and has had a stellar collegiate career so far.
May 18, 2012
Preview of the 2012 NCAA Individual Championships
For a preview and electronic copy of the 2012 NCAA Women's Individual Championships click here.
May 11, 2012
#27 UCSC Falls to #29 Whitman College in Thrilling First Round Match
In a what could be a preview of the 2013 Division III Megabowl championships, UC Santa Cruz came up short against the Whitman MIssionaries, losing 3-5. Whitman got the first point with Webster/Palkowitz getting an 8-2win at #3 doubles over Truong/Parker. UCSC evened the match at 1-1 with Scotten/Wade defeating Roberg/Lawless 8-5 in a battle of top ranked doubles teams. Lymburner/Malone fought hard and played a great match, defeating Lawless/Ralston in a thrilling 9-7 victory to put the slugs up 2-1 going into singles.
May 9, 2012
Slugs Get Individuals Selected into NCAA Individual Championships
Singles player Alex Scotten and the #1 doubles pair of Scotten and Laura Wade have qualified for the 2012 NCAA Individual Championships. Scotten has finished the season ranked #6 in the west region in the NCAA, and she and Wade have finished at #3 in the west region in the NCAA rankings.
May 7, 2012
Slugs get Selected to NCAA Tournament
The #27 nationally ranked slugs have been selected to go to the NCAA tournament. Faced with adversity before the season even started, UCSC fought and battled all year to stay in the top 30 in the nation and came close to beating some highly ranked teams.
April 21, 2012
UCSC Sweeps NDNU on Senior Day
In the last match of the season, UC Santa Cruz swept the visiting Notre Dame de Namur Argonauts 9-0. The match was especially important for the slugs because they said goodbye to their two seniors, Sarah Malone (Traverse City, MI) and Rebecca Parker (Boulder, CO).
March 7, 2012
Slugs Defeat Kenyon College
In the second match of the homestand, #21 UCSC defeated Kenyon College 5-4. The slugs took a 2-1 lead after doubles, with Alex Scotten/Laura Wade defeating Schlessman/Bond 8-3 at the top spot, and Sarah Malone/Courtney Lymburner defeating Polster/Becker by the same score at two doubles.
February 8, 2012
Slugs Blank Mills College
In their first Division III match of the season, the #22 nationally ranked Slugs blanked visiting Mills College 9-0. Doubles started off strong for the slugs with Becca Parker and Sophie Lundeberg getting the first point of the match with an 8-0 defeat of Sarah Knight and Reyna Demos at the three spot. Courtney Lymburner and Sarah Malone cam away with an 8-1 victory at the two spot over Alice Hewitt and Casey Honath.
January 28, 2012
Slugs Fall to USF
The lady slugs were on their second day in the beautiful town of San Luis Obispo, hoping to be more successful than they were the previous day. On January 28, 2012, the Lady Slugs took on the Lady Dons from the University of San Francisco. In the doubles competition, USF's Nikolic and Hashiguchi pulled off a tough victory over Alex Scotten and Laura Wade and the match was neck-and-neck the entire time.