#26 Leopards Defeat Banana Slugs 8-1

CLAREMONT, CA -- The Banana Slugs played their third match in as many days as they took on ITA NCAA Division III #26 University of La Verne. The Leopards won all three doubles matches as they beat UC Sana Cruz 8-1. 

In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost to Lewis and Clark College 8-1 in Whittier yesterday while the Leopards defeated Willamette University 9-0 in Claremont yesterday. 

The Leopards won five singles matches and the Banana Slugs won one. In the #3 singles match, Sylvia Brummitt of UC Santa Cruz defeated Bridget Etchegaray of University of La Verne 7-6 (Ret.). In the #2 singles match, Lauren Torres of University of La Verne defeated Soph Lundeberg of UC Santa Cruz 6-3, 6-1. In the #4 singles match, Janae Chinn of the Leopards defeated Islay Fossett of the Banana Slugs 6-1, 6-2. In the #5 singles match, Areli Martinez of University of La Verne defeated Zoe Middleton-Brook of UC Santa Cruz 6-0, 6-0. In the #6 singles match, Morgan Cohen of University of La Verne defeated Stephanie Graziano of UC Santa Cruz 6-2, 6-0. The tightest match was the #1 singles match between Laina Matusda of the Leopards and Courtney Lymburner of the Banana Slugs. Matsuda defeated Lymburner 6-3, 7-6 (4). 

As previously mentioned, the Leopards won all three doubles matches. In the #1 doubles match, the Leopards' team of Etchegaray and Matsuda defeated the Banana Slugs' team Katy Collins and Lymburner 8-1. In the #2 doubles match, Chinn and Andrea Madrigal of University of La Verne defeated Brummitt and Fossett of UC Santa Cruz 8-4. The tightest doubles match belong to the #3 doubles match between the Leopards' Torres and Shenelle Trujillo and the Banana Slugs' Sarah Courtland and Middleton-Brook. Torres and Trujillo won 8-6 over Courtland and Middleton-Brook.

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles         Laina Matsuda (ULV)               def.      Courtney Lymburner (UCSC)   6-3, 7-6 (4)

#2 Singles         Lauren Torres (ULV)               def.      Soph Lundeberg (UCSC)           6-3, 6-1

#3 Singles         Sylvia Brummitt (UCSC)          def.      Bridget Etchegaray (ULV)        7-6 (Ret.)

#4 Singles         Janae Chinn (ULV)                  def.      Islay Fossett (UCSC)                6-1, 6-2

#5 Singles         Areli Martinez (ULV)              def.      Zoe Middleton-Brook (UCSC)  6-0, 6-0

#6 Singles         Morgan Cohen (ULV)              def.      Stephanie Graziano (UCSC)      6-2, 6-0

#1 Doubles       Etchegaray/Matsuda (ULV)      def.      Collins/Lymburner (UCSC)       8-1

#2 Doubles       Chinn/Madrigal (ULV)             def.      Brummitt/Fossett (UCSC)        8-4

#3 Doubles       Torres/Trujillo (ULV)              def.      Courtland/M.-Brook (UCSC)    8-6

The Banana Slugs will come home for their next two matches. Their next match is on Sunday as they will take on California Lutheran University in Santa Cruz. The first serve is set for noon.