CLAREMONT, CA -- The Banana Slugs traveled to Southern California to play Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship. The match was a rematch of a match that the Banana Slugs and the Stags played on March 25th in Claremont. The Stags defeated the Banana Slugs 5-0.
Both teams won their last match. UC Santa Cruz defeated George Fox University 6-3 on April 18th and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defeated Pomona Pitzer 7-2 on May 2nd.
Four matches went unfinished while the Stags won two matches. The #1 singles match between Max Littlejohn of UC Santa Cruz and Warren Wood of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps went unfinished with Wood leading 6-2, 3-1. The #2 singles match between Chad Stone of the Banana Slugs and Skyler Butts of the Stags went unfinished with Butts leading 7-6, 2-2. The #3 singles match between Kyle Richter of UC Sana Cruz and Nik Marino of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the match went unfinished with Marino leading 7-5, 1-3. The #4 singles match between Chetan Munugala of the Banana Slugs and Joe Dorn of the Stags went unfinished with Dorn leading 6-3, 4-2. In the #6 singles match between Garrett Deguchi of UC Santa Cruz and Glenn Hull of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Hull defeated Deguchi 6-0, 6-0. The tightest singles match of the day was the #5 singles match between Derek Levchenko of the Banana Slugs and Daniel Morkovine of the Stags. Morkovine defeated Levchenko 6-3, 6-1.
The Stags won all three doubles matches. In the #1 doubles match, the team of Dorn and Wood of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defeated the team of Littlejohn and Richter of UC Santa Cruz 8-4. In the #3 doubles match, the Stags' team of Hull and Marino defeated the Banana Slugs' team of Levchenko and Stone 8-6. The tightest doubles match was the #2 doubles match between Munugala and Adrian Sirovica of UC Santa Cruz and Butts and Morkovine of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Butts and Morkovine defeated Munugala and Sirovica 9-7.
Before are the full results:
#1 Singles Max Littlejohn (UCSC) vs. Warren Wood (CMS) Unfinished
#2 Singles Chadwick Stone (UCSC) vs. Skyler Butts (CMS) Unfinished
#3 Singles Kyle Richter (UCSC) vs. Nik Marino (CMS) Unfinished
#4 Singles Chetan Munugala (UCSC) vs. Joe Dorn (CMS) Unfinished
#5 Singles Daniel Morkovine (CMS) def. Derek Levchenko (UCSC) 6-3, 6-1
#6 Singles Glenn Hull (CMS) def. Garrett Deguchi (UCSC) 6-0, 6-0
#1 Doubles Dorn/Wood (CMS) def. Littlejohn/Richter (UCSC) 8-4
#2 Doubles Butts/Morkovine (CMS) def. Munugala/Sirovica (UCSC) 9-7
#3 Doubles Hull/Marino (CMS) def. Levchenko/Stone (UCSC) 8-6
The Banana Slugs finished the 2015 season with a record of 6-10.