Warriors Beat Banana Slugs 6-3

SANTA CRUZ, CA -- The Banana Slugs played their first match in two weeks as they took on NCAA Division II member CSU Stanislaus. Although the Banana Slugs won two doubles matches, the Warriors would beat the Banana Slugs 6-3.

Both teams lost their last match. The Banana Slugs lost to California Lutheran University 5-4 in Santa Cruz on March 29th while the Warriors lost to NCAA Division I member UC Davis 7-0 in Davis yesterday.

The Warriors won five singles matches and the Banana Slugs won one. In the #4 singles match, Katy Collins of UC Santa Cruz defeated Kaitlyn Ireland of CSU Stanislaus 6-2, 6-3. In the #1 singles match, Jessica Laurie of the Warriors defeated Courtney Lymburner of the Banana Slugs 6-5, 6-3. In the #2 singles match, J'Ana Diamond of CSU Stanislaus defeated Soph Lundeberg of UC Santa Cruz 6-2, 6-2. In the #3 singles match, Analyssa Tallas of the Warriors defeated Sylvia Brummitt of the Banana Slugs 6-4, 6-3. In the #5 singles match, Ebone Qualls of CSU Stanislaus defeated Zoe Middleton-Brook of UC Santa Cruz 6-4, 6-0. The tightest singles match of the day was the #6 singles match between Stephanie Graziano of UC Santa Cruz and Sarah Cardenas of CSU Stanislaus. Cardenas defeated Graziano 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 10-5. 

Of the three doubles matches, the Banana Slugs won two while the Warriors won one. In the #1 doubles match, the Banana Slugs' team of Collins and Lymburner defeated the Warriors' team of Laurie and Qualls 8-2. The tightest doubles match was the #3 doubles match between the Banana Slugs' Lundeberg and Middleton-Brook and the Warriors' Ireland and Jessica Stokes. Lundeberg and Middleton-Brook defeated Ireland and Stokes 8-4. In the #2 doubles match, Diamond and Tallas of the Warriors defeated Brummitt and Islay Fossett of the Banana Slugs 8-2. 

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles         Jessica Laurie (CSUS)               def.      Courtney Lymburner (UCSC)   6-5, 6-3

#2 Singles         J'Ana Diamond (CSUS)            def.      Soph Lundeberg (UCSC)           6-2, 6-2

#3 Singles         Analyssa Tallas (CSUS)           def.      Sylvia Brummitt (UCSC)          6-4, 6-3

#4 Singles         Katy Collins (UCSC)                def.      Kaitlyn Ireland (CSUS)             6-2, 6-3

#5 Singles         Ebone Qualls (CSUS)             def.      Zoe Middleton-Brook (UCSC)  6-5, 6-0

#6 Singles         Sarah Cardenas (CSUS)         def.      Stephanie Graziano (UCSC)     7-6(7-5), 3-6,


#1 Doubles       Collins/Lymburner (UCSC)       def.      Laurie/Qualls (CSUS)                8-2

#2 Doubles       Diamond/Tallas (CSUS)          def.      Brummitt/Fossett (UCSC)        8-2

#3 Doubles       Courtland/M.-Brook (UCSC)    def.      Ireland/Stokes (CSUS)              8-4 

The next match for the Banana Slugs will be Saturday as they take on NCAA Division I member UC Davis in Davis. First serve is set for 11 am.