Hawks Squeak Out 5-4 Win over Banana Slugs

OAKLAND, CA -- UC Santa Cruz played their first match since January 25th as they took on NCAA Division II member Holy Names University in Oakland. Although the Banana Slugs won all three doubles matches, the Banana Slugs fell 5-4 to the Hawks. 

The Banana Slugs lost to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 7-0 on January 25th in San Luis Obispo and the Hawks won 7-2 over CSU Stanislaus in Oakland yesterday. 

Of the six singles matches, Holy Names won five matches and UC Santa Cruz won one. Islay Fossett of UC Santa Cruz won the lone match for the Banana Slugs as she beat Taylor Barajas of Holy Names 6-2, 6-3. Mariel Bautista of Holy Names defeated Courtney Lymburner of UC Santa Cruz 6-7 (0-2), 6-0, 6-4. Jessica Ho of Holy Names defeated Sylvia Brummitt of UC Santa Cruz 6-4, 6-4. Chelsea Smithback of Holy Names defeated Soph Lundeberg of UC Santa Cruz 6-2, 6-4. In the #5 singles match, Amaru Hernandez of Holy Names defeated Zoe Brook of UC Santa Cruz 6-3, 6-0 and in the #6 singles match, Lexi Bevins of Holy Names defeated Stephanie Graziano of UC Santa Cruz 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. 

In the doubles competition, the Banana Slugs won all three matches played. In the #1 doubles match, the Banana Slugs' team of Katie Collins and Lymburner defeated the Hawks' team of Ho and Smithback 8-6. In the #2 doubles match, the Banana Slugs' team of Brummitt and Fossett defeated the Hawks' team of Mariel Bautista and Leticia Vieira 8-6 and in the #3 doubles match, the Banana Slugs' team of Brook and Lundeberg defeated the Hawks' team of Barajas and Allison Rosa 8-6.


Before are the full results:

#1 Singles         Mariel Bautista (HNU)             def.      Courtney Lymburner (UCSC)   6-7, 6-0, 6-4

#2 Singles         Jessica Ho (HNU)                     def.      Sylvia Brummitt (UCSC)          6-4, 6-4

#3 Singles         Chelsea Smithback (HNU)        def.      Soph Lundeberg (UCSC)           6-2, 6-4

#4 Singles         Islay Fossett (UCSC)                def.      Taylor Barajas (HNU)              6-2, 6-3

#5 Singles         Amaru Hernandez (HNU)         def.      Zoe Brook (UCSC)                   6-3, 6-0

#6 Singles         Lexi Bevins (HNU)                  def.      Stephanie Graziano (UCSC)      4-6, 6-2, 6-2

#1 Doubles       Collins/Lymburner (UCSC)       def.      Ho/Smithback (HNU)               8-6

#2 Doubles       Brummitt/Fossett (UCSC)        def.      Bautista/Vieira (HNU)              8-6

#3 Doubles       Brook/Lundeberg (UCSC)         def.      Barajas/Rosa (HNU)                 8-6


The Banana Slugs will have their next match Tuesday as they take on Mission College in Santa Cruz. The first serve is set for 2 pm.