IRVINE (10-1) – The Banana Slugs opened their season as they took on NCAA Division I opponent University of California-Irvine in Irvine. The Banana Slugs won two doubles matches but it was not enough as the Anteaters won 7-1.
The Banana Slugs finished the 2015 season with a 6-10 record which ended in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship with a 5-0 loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. UC Irvine finished their 2015 season with a 20-13 record which finished in the championship of the Big West Conference Championship as they fell to UC Santa Barbara 4-3.
The Anteaters won all seven singles matches. In the #1 singles match between Sebastian Heim of UC Irvine and Chadwick Stone of UC Santa Cruz, Heim defeated Stone 6-1, 6-1. In the #3 singles match, Luca Marquard of UC Irvine defeated Adrian Siovica of UC Santa Cruz 6-2, 6-4. In the #4 Vatsal Bajpai of the Anteaters defeated James Soper of the Banana Slugs 7-6, 6-3. In the #5 singles match, Antil Patel of UC Irvine defeated Sean Hollister of UC Santa Cruz 6-4, 6-1. In the #6 singles match, Justin Agbayani of UC Irvine defeated Derek Levchenko of UC Santa Cruz 6-4, 6-0. In the #7 singles match, Jonathan Poon of UC Irvine defeated Garrett Deguchi of UC Santa Cruz 7-5, 6-4. The tightest singles match of the day was the #2 singles match between Chad Leduff of the Banana Slugs and Nico Mertens of the Anteaters. Mertens defeated Leduff 6-3, 3-6, (10-6).
#1 Singles Sebastian Heim (UCI) def. Chadwick Stone (UCSC) 6-1, 6-1
#2 Singles Nico Mertens (UCI) def. Chad Leduff (UCSC) 6-3, 3-6 (10-6)
#3 Singles Luca Marquard (UCI) def. Adrian Sirovica (UCSC) 6-2, 6-4
#4 Singles Vatsal Bajpai (UCI) def. James Soper (UCSC) 7-6, 6-3
#5 Singles Anil Patel (UCI) def. Sean Hollister (UCSC) 6-4, 6-1
#6 Singles Justin Agbayani (UCI) def. Derek Levchenko (UCSC) 6-4, 6-0
#7 Singles Jonathan Poon (UCI) def. Garrett Deguchi (UCSC) 7-5, 6-4
#1 Doubles Richter/Sirovica (UCSC) def. Heim/Mertens (UCI) 7-6
#2 Doubles Bajpai/Poon (UCI) def. Hollister/Leduff (UCSC) 6-2
#3 Doubles Levchenko/Stone (UCSC) def. Marquard/Patel (UCI) 6-4