Banana Slugs Defeat Poets 5-4

WHITTIER, CA - UC Santa Cruz started a two game trip to Southern California today as they took on Whittier College in Whittier. The Banana Slugs came back from 3-0 down to win 5-4 over the Poets.

In their last match, the Banana Slugs won 6-2 over California Lutheran University last Saturday in Thousand Oaks while the Poets lost their last match to Christopher Newport University 7-2 yesterday in Whittier. 

Of the six singles matches played, the Banana Slugs won five and the Poets won one. In the #2 singles match, Chad Stone of UC Santa Cruz defeated David Stanko of Whittier 6-1, 6-1. In the #3 singles match, Kyle Richter of the Banana Slugs defeated Shogo Shimizu of the Poets 6-2, 6-3. In the #4 singles match, Alexander Flora of UC Santa Cruz defeated Troy Chavez of Whittier 6-0, 6-2. In the #5 singles match, Jimmy Soper of the Banana Slugs defeated Tyler Liscott of the Poets 6-2, 6-2. In the #6 singles match, Derek Levchenko of UC Santa Cruz defeated Ian Ross of Whittier 6-0, 6-3. The tightest singles match of the day was the #1 singles match between Max Littlejohn of UC Santa Cruz and Samuel Farmer of Whittier. Farmer won the match 0-6, 7-5, 11-9.

The Poets won all three doubles matches. Two of the doubles matches – the #1 doubles match between Chavez and Linscott of Whittier and Littlejohn and Richter of UC Santa Cruz and the #3 doubles match between Ross and Shimizu of Whittier and Sean Hollister and Chetan Munugala of UC Santa Cruz – were won by the Poets with a 9-8 score. In the #2 doubles match, the Poets' team of Farmer and Stanko defeated the Banana Slugs' team of Flora and Adrian Sirovica 8-0. 

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles             Samuel Farmer (WC) def. Max Littlejohn (UCSC) 0-6, 7-5, 11-9
#2 Singles             Chad Stone (UCSC) def.  David Stanko (WC) 6-1, 6-1
#3 Singles             Kyle Richter (UCSC) def. Shogo Shimizu (WC) 6-2, 6-3
#4 Singles             Alexander Flora (UCSC) def. Troy Chavez (WC) 6-0, 6-2
#5 Singles             Jimmy Soper (UCSC) def. Tyler Linscott (WC) 6-2, 6-2
#6 Singles             Derek Levchenko (UCSC) def.  Ian Ross (WC) 6-0, 6-3
#1 Doubles            Chavez/Linscott (WC) def. Littlejohn/Richter (UCSC) 9-8
#2 Doubles            Farmer/Stanko (WC) def. Flora/Sirovica (UCSC) 8-0
#3 Doubles            Ross/Shimizu (WC) def. Hollister/Munugala (UCSC) 9-8 

The Banana Slugs' next match will be tomorrow as they take on Kenyon College in Whittier. First serve is set for noon.