#6 Panthers Beat #21 Banana Slugs 6-3

WHITTIER, CA -- UC Santa Cruz played their first match in fifteen days as they took on ITA #6 Middlebury College in Whittier. Although the Banana Slugs won two out of three double matches, the Panthers won 6-3. 

In their last match, UC Santa Cruz lost to Kenyon College 5-4 on March 8th in Whittier while the Panthers defeated Pacific University 9-0 yesterday in Whittier. 

Of the six singles matches played, the Panthers won five and the Banana Slugs won one. The #5 singles match between Sean Hollister of UC Santa Cruz and Courtney Mountfield of Middlebury was the tightest singles match of the day. Hollister defeated Mountfield 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. In the #1 singles match, ITA #15 Ari Smolyar of the Panthers defeated Max Littlejohn of the Banana Slugs 6-3, 6-1. In the #2 singles match, ITA #25 Noah Farrell of Middlebury defeated Chad Stone of UC Santa Cruz 6-3, 4-3 (ret.). In the #3 singles match, Palmer Campbell of the Panthers defeated Kyle Richter of the Banana Slugs 6-2, 6-4. In the #4 singles match, ITA #44 Jackson Frons of Middlebury defeated Alexander Flora of UC Santa Cruz 6-2, 6-3. In the #6 singles match, Allen Jackson of Middlebury defeated Jimmy Soper of UC Santa Cruz 6-2, 6-0.    

The Banana Slugs won two doubles matches while the Panthers won one. In the #1 doubles match, the Banana Slugs' team of Littlejohn and Richter defeated the Panthers' team of Campbell and Peter Heidrich 8-6. In the #3 doubles match, Chetan Munugala and Adrian Sirovica of UC Santa Cruz defeated William De Quant and Chris Frost 8-6. In the #2 doubles match, the Panthers' Farrell and Smolyar defeated the Banana Slugs' Derek Levchenko and Stone 8-4. 

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles         Ari Smolyar (MC)                    def.      Max Littlejohn (UCSC)           6-3, 6-1

#2 Singles         Noah Farrell (MC)                   def.      Chad Stone (UCSC)               6-3, 4-3 (ret.)

#3 Singles         Palmer Campbell (MC)             def.      Kyle Richter (UCSC)             6-2, 6-4

#4 Singles         Jackson Frons (MC)                 def.      Alexander Flora (UCSC)         6-2, 6-3

#5 Singles         Sean Forrester (UCSC)             def.      Courtney Mountfield (MC)     4-6, 6-1, 6-4

#6 Singles         Allen Jackson (MC)                 def.      Jimmy Soper (UCSC)            6-2, 6-0

#1 Doubles       Littlejohn/Richter (UCSC)       def.      Campbell/Heidrich (MC)          8-6

#2 Doubles       Farrell/Smolyar (MC)               def.      Levchenko/Stone (UCSC)      8-4

#3 Doubles       Munugala/Sirovica (UCSC)       def.      De Quant/Frost (MC)            8-6 

The Banana Slugs will have their next match on Wednesday as they take on Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in Claremont. The first serve is set for noon.