Captains Defeat Banana Slugs 6-3

SANTA CRUZ, CA -- In the second match of the day for the Banana Slugs, the Banana Slugs took on fellow NCAA Division III opponent Christopher Newport University. The Captains took five out of the six singles matches played as the Captains won 6-3 over the Banana Slugs. 

In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 9-0 earlier today while the Captains won their last match 9-0 over Mills College in Oakland earlier today. 

Christopher Newport won five singles matches while UC Santa Cruz won one. The lone victory for the Banana Slugs was the #2 singles match between Sylvia Brummitt of UC Santa Cruz and Alexandra Drye of Christopher Newport. It was also the tightest match of the competition as Brummitt defeated Drye 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 1-0 (10-7). Two of the singles matches – the #5 singles match between Stephanie Graziano of UC Santa Cruz and Logan Eldridge of Christopher Newport and the #6 singles match between Stacy Suen of UC Santa Cruz and Kate Huck of Christopher Newport – had the representative from the Captains win 6-0, 6-0. In the #1 singles match, McKinney Harwood of the Captains defeated Courtney Lymburner of the Banana Slugs 7-5, 6-2. In the #3 singles match, Katie Carlson of Christopher Newport defeated Soph Lundeberg of UC Santa Cruz 6-3, 6-2. In the #4 singles match, Meili Konell of Christopher Newport defeated Islay Fossett of UC Santa Cruz 6-1, 6-3. 

The Banana Slugs won two doubles matches while the Captains won one. In the tightest doubles match, the Banana Slugs' team of Katy Collins and Lymburner defeated the Captains' team of Harwood and Huck, in the #1 doubles match, 9-8 (10-8). In the #2 doubles match, the team of Brummitt and Fossett from UC Santa Cruz defeated the team of Carlson and Claire Dockrill from Christopher Newport 8-5. In the #3 doubles match, the Captains' team of Drye and Eldridge defeated the Banana Slugs' team of Graziano and Lundeberg 8-1. 

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles McKinney Harwood (CNU) def. Courtney Lymburner (UCSC)   7-5, 6-2

#2 Singles Sylvia Brummitt (UCSC) def.  Alexandra Drye (CNU)  4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 1-0 (10-7)

#3 Singles  Katie Carlson (CNU) def.  Soph Lundeberg (UCSC) 6-3, 6-2

#4 Singles   Meili Konell (CNU) def. Islay Fossett (UCSC) 6-1, 6-3

#5 Singles  Logan Eldridge (CNU) def.Stephanie Graziano (UCSC) 6-0, 6-0

#6 Singles   Kate Huck (CNU) def. Stacy Suen (UCSC) 6-0, 6-0

#1 Doubles  Collins/Lymburner (UCSC)  def. Harwood/Huck (CNU) 9-8 (10-8)

#2 Doubles  Brummitt/Fossett (UCSC)  def. Carlson/Dockrill  8-5

#3 Doubles  Drye/Eldridge (CNU)  def. Graziano/Lundeberg (UCSC) 8-1 

The Banana Slugs will now have six days to prepare for their next opponent. The Banana Slugs will take on Sierra College on Saturday in Santa Cruz. The first serve is set for noon.