Feb 19, 2017
ANAHEIM - Playing for the first time in nine days,UC Santa Cruz defeated Chapman 8-1 in their dual meet on Sunday.
THe Banana Slugs prevailed in all three doubles matches, highlighted by No. 1 team of Ryan Dugan and Chadwick Stone winning a 9-8 thriller.
"We were firing on all cylinders. After sweeping the doubles the guys applied more pressure on the singles winning 5 out of 6" said head coach Mike Napoli.
The Slugs then proceeded to win 5 of the 6 singles matchups in straight sets, including a 6-0 6-0 win by Alexander Flora in #5. Stone, Chad Le Duff, Derek Levchenko and Sean Hollister also won in straight sets.
"A strong performance by Sean, Derek and especially AJ not dropping a game," Napoli said.
The Slugs return to action on Saturday the 25th when they face Division III rival Cal Lutheran at home.