Regals Slip by Banana Slugs on Senior Day

SANTA CRUZ, CA – The Banana Slugs played their first match at home in three weeks as they took on California Lutheran University on Senior Day. The Regals would defeat the Banana Slugs 5-4. 

In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost to University of La Verne 8-1 in Claremont on Wednesday while the Regals defeated NCAA Division II member Dominican University 5-4 in San Rafael yesterday. 

The Regals won four singles matches and the Banana Slugs won two. In the #1 singles match, Courtney Lymburner of the Banana Slugs defeated Mallory Kenny of the Regals 6-3, 6-1. In the #3 singles match, Sylvia Brummitt of UC Santa Cruz defeated Emily Werman of California Lutheran 5-6 (ret.). In the #4 singles match, Sarah Baker of the Regals defeated Islay Fossett of the Banana Slugs 6-0, 6-1. In the #5 singles match, Shelby Kubota of California Lutheran defeated Zoe Middleton-Brook of UC Santa Cruz 6-1, 6-0. In the #6 singles match, Annette Sousa of the Regals defeated Stephanie Graziano of the Banana Slugs 6-0, 6-0. The tightest singles match was the #2 singles match between Rebecca Gold of California Lutheran and Soph Lundeberg of UC Santa Cruz. Gold defeated Lundeberg 6-4, 6-3.

Of the three doubles matches, the Banana Slugs won two while the Regals won one. In the #1 doubles match, the Banana Slugs' team of Katy Collins and Lymburner defeated the Regals' Sousa and Werman 8-2. The tightest doubles match was the #2 doubles match between Brummitt and Fossett of UC Santa Cruz and Kenny and Kubota of California Lutheran.  Brummitt and Fossett defeated Kenny and Kubota 8-6. In the #3 doubles match, Baker and Gold of the Regals defeated Lundeberg and Middleton-Brook of the Banana Slugs 8-4. 

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles         Courtney Lymburner (UCSC)   def.      Mallory Kenny (CLU)                 6-3, 6-1

#2 Singles         Rebecca Gold (CLU)                 def.      Soph Lundeberg (UCSC)           6-4, 6-3

#3 Singles         Sylvia Brummitt (UCSC)          def.      Emily Werman (CLU)                5-6 (Ret.)

#4 Singles         Sarah Baker (CLU)                   def.      Islay Fossett (UCSC)                6-1, 6-2

#5 Singles         Shelby Kubota (CLU)               def.      Zoe Middleton-Brook (UCSC)    6-1, 6-0

#6 Singles         Annette Sousa (CLU)               def.      Stephanie Graziano (UCSC)      6-0, 6-0

#1 Doubles       Collins/Lymburner (UCSC)       def.      Sousa/Werman (CLU)              8-2

#2 Doubles       Brummitt/Fossett (UCSC)        def.      Kenny/Kubota (CLU)               8-6

#3 Doubles       Baker/Gold (CLU)                    def.      Courtland/M.-Brook (UCSC)    8-4  

The Banana Slugs will have two weeks to rest and prepare for their next match. Their next match is on April 12th as they take on NCAA Division II member CSU Stanislaus in Santa Cruz. The first serve is set for noon.