WALLA WALLA (4-15) – The ITA/NCAA Division III #32 Banana Slugs played their final team match of the regular season as they took on #21 Whitman College in Walla Walla. The Blues won all three doubles matches that were played and won 7-2.
In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost 5-4 to NCAA Division II member Holy Names University on Monday in Santa Cruz while the Blues won 9-0 over Whitworth University in Walla Walla yesterday.
The Blues won all three doubles matches that were played and four singles matches while the Banana Slugs won two: the #1 singles match between Chad Le Duff of UC Santa Cruz and Zach Hewlin of Whitman, and the #3 singles match between Chad Stone of the Banana Slugs and Gary Ho of the Blues, which Stone won Ho 6-4, 6-3. The tightest singles match of the day was the #2 singles match between Magnus Ibh of the Banana Slugs and Ben Kirsh of the Blues. Kirsh defeated Ibh 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
The Banana Slugs will take part in 118th Annual Ojai Tennis Tournament which will take place from April 25th-29th.
Below are the full results:
#1 Singles Chad Le Duff (UCSC) def. Zach Hewlin (WC) 6-4, 6-1
#2 Singles Ben Kirsh (WC) def. Magnus Ibh (UCSC) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
#3 Singles Chadwick Stone (UCSC) def. Gary Ho (WC) 6-4, 6-3
#4 Singles Robert Carter (WC) def. Alexander Flora (UCSC) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
#5 Singles Daniel Foster (WC) def. Ryan Dugan (UCSC) 6-2, 6-0
#6 Singles Alex Hwang (WC) def. Floyd Penners (UCSC) 6-4, 6-1
#1 Doubles Carter/Hewlin (WC) def. Dugan/Stone (UCSC) 8-3
#2 Doubles Fennessy/Hwang (WC) def. Flora/Ibh (UCSC) 8-5
#3 Doubles Friedman/Kirsh (WC) def. Le Duff/Penners (UCSC) 8-4