SANTA CRUZ (1-30) – The Banana Slugs played their first match of the 2016 season and the first match of Amy Jensen's tenure as head coach of the Banana Slugs as they took on University of La Verne in Santa Cruz. Unfortunately, the Leopards swept the Banana Slugs 9-0
The Banana Slugs finished last season with a 2-13 record. The Leopards finished the 2016 season with a 14-8 record.
The Leopards won all six singles matches. In the #1 singles match, Bridget Etchegaray of University of La Verne defeated Sylvia Brummitt of UC Santa Cruz 6-7 (4), 6-0, 1-0 (8). Both the #2 match, between Savanah Goode of the Leopards and Islay Fossett of the Banana Slugs, and the #5 match, between Madison Madewell of the Leopards and Stephanie Graziano of the Banana Slugs, finished with a 6-1, 6-1 result in favor of the Leopards. In the #3 singles match, Janae Chinn of University of La Verne defeated Zoe Brook of UC Santa Cruz 6-1, 6-0. In the #4 singles match, Shenelle Trujillo of the Leopards defeated Ashley Brudzinski of the Banana Slugs 6-2, 6-3. The tightest singles match of the day was the #6 singles match between Savannah Fisher of University of La Verne and Amy Leslie of UC Santa Cruz. Fisher defeated Leslie 6-7 (3), 6-4, 1-0 (8).
The Leopards won all three doubles matches. In the #2 doubles match, the Leopards' team of Chinn and Trujillo defeated the Banana Slugs' team of Brook and Graziano 8-2. In the #3 doubles match, University of La Verne's team of Fisher and Madewell defeated UC Santa Cruz's team of Brudzinski and Melanie Waechtler 8-0. The tightest doubles match was the #1 doubles match between Goode and Etchegaray of the Leopards and Brummitt and Fosset of the Banana Slugs. The Leopards won the match 9-0.
Before are the full results:
#1 Singles Bridget Etchegaray (ULV) def. Sylvia Brummitt (UCSC) 6-7, 6-0, 1-0
#2 Singles Savanah Goode (ULV) def. Islay Fossett (UCSC) 6-1, 6-1
#3 Singles Janae Chinn (ULV) def. Zoe Brook (UCSC) 6-1, 6-0
#4 Singles Shenelle Trujillo (ULV) def. Ashley Brudzinski (UCSC) 6-2, 6-3
#5 Singles Madison Madewell (ULV) def. Stephanie Graziano (UCSC) 6-1, 6-1
#6 Singles Savannah Fisher (ULV) def. Amy Leslie (UCSC) 6-7, 6-4, 1-0
#1 Doubles Etchegaray/Goode (ULV) def. Brummitt/Fosset (UCSC) 9-7
#2 Doubles Chinn/Trujillo (ULV) def. Brook/Graziano (UCSC) 8-2
#3 Doubles Fisher/Madewell (ULV) def. Brudzinski/Waechtler (UCSC) 8-0
The Banana Slugs will have their next match on next Saturday as they take on NCAA Division II Sonoma State University in Santa Cruz. The first serve is set for noon.