WHITTIER (4-10) – The ITA/NCAA Division III #36 ranked Banana Slugs played second to last regular season match as they took on Whittier College in Whittier. The Banana Slugs won two of the three doubles matches played and won 5-4.
Both teams won their last match. The Banana Slugs won 6-3 over Sonoma State University last Saturday in Santa Cruz while the Poets won 8-1 over Occidental College on April 1st in Los Angeles.
The Banana Slugs won four singles matches while the Poets won two. In the #1 singles match between Adrian Sirovica of UC Santa Cruz and Samuel Farmer of Whittier, Sirovica defeated Farmer 7-5, 6-1. In the #3 singles match between Chad Le Duff of the Banana Slugs and Sean Jardinico of the Poets, Le Duff defeated Jardinico 6-3, 7-6 (7). In the #6 singles match between Alexander Flora of UC Santa Cruz and Troy Chavez of Whittier, Flora defeated Chavez 6-2, 6-1. In the #2 singles match between Chadwick Stone of the Banana Slugs and Andrew You of the Poets, You defeated Stone 6-3, 7-5. In the #4 singles match between Ryan Dugan of UC Santa Cruz and David Stanko of Whittier, Stanko defeated Dugan 6-3, 7-5. The tightest singles match of the day was the #5 singles match between Derek Levchenko of the Banana Slugs and Tyler Linscott of the Poets. Levchenko defeated Linscott 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.
The Banana Slugs won two doubles matches while the Poets won one. In the #2 doubles match between Dugan and Stone of the Banana Slugs and Chavez and Linscott of the Poets, Dugan and Stone defeated Chavez and Linscott 8-3. In the #1 doubles match between Flora and Sirovica of UC Santa Cruz and Farmer and You of Whittier, Farmer and You defeated Flora and Sirovica 8-5.
The tightest doubles match was the #3 doubles match between Sean Hollister and Levchenko of the Banana Slugs and Jardinico and Stanko of the Poets. Hollister and Levchenko defeated Jardinico and Stanko 8-6.
#1 Singles Adrian Sirovica (UCSC) def. Samuel Farmer (WC) 7-5, 6-1
#2 Singles Andrew You (WC) def. Chadwick Stone (UCSC)` 6-3, 7-5
#3 Singles Chad Le Duff (UCSC) def. Sean Jardinico (WC) 6-3, 7-6 (7)
#4 Singles David Stanko (WC) def. Ryan Dugan (UCSC) 6-3, 7-5
#5 Singles Derek Levchenko (UCSC) def. Tyler Linscott (WC) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
#6 Singles Alexander Flora (UCSC) def. Troy Chavez (WC) 6-2, 6-1
#2 Doubles Dugan/Stone (UCSC) def. Chavez/Linscott (WC) 8-3
#3 Doubles Hollister/Levchenko (UCSC) def. Jardinico/Stanko (WC) 8-6