Hawks Sweep Banana Slugs

Hawks Sweep Banana Slugs

SANTA CRUZ (2-14) – The Banana Slugs played their second consecutive NCAA Division II member as they took on Holy Names University. The Hawks won every single match as the Hawks won 9-0.

Both teams lost their last match. The Banana Slugs lost 9-0 to NCAA Division II #23 Sonoma State University last Saturday in Santa Cruz while the Hawks lost 6-3 to Stanislaus State University on Friday in Turlock.

The Hawks won all six singles matches. In the #1 singles match between Sylvia Brummitt of UC Santa Cruz and Chelsea Smithback of Holy Names, Smithback defeated Brummitt 6-0, 6-3. In the #3 singles match between Ashley Brudzinski of the Banana Slugs and Rutendo Gwaze of the Hawks, Gwaze defeated Brudzinski 6-0, 6-2. In the #4 singles match between Stephanie Graziano of UC Santa Cruz and Julia Golub of Holy Names, Golub won 6-2, 6-0. In the #5 singles match between Amy Leslie of the Banana Slugs and Mariel Bautista of the Hawks, Bautista won 6-0, 6-0. In the #6 singles match between Melanie Waechtler of UC Santa Cruz and Taylor Barajas of Holy Names, Barajas defeated Waechtler 6-1, 6-0. The tightest singles match of the day was the #2 singles match between Stella Dominik of Holy Names and Zoe Brook of UC Santa Cruz. Dominik defeated Brook 6-2, 7-6.

The Hawks won all three doubles matches. Both the #2 doubles match (Brudzinski/Graziano of UC Santa Cruz versus Gwaze/Smithback of Holy Names) and the #3 doubles match (Leslie/Waechtler of the Banana Slugs versus Barajas/Bautista of the Hawks) ended with each match finishing with an 8-1 score in favor of the Holy Names representatives. The tightest doubles match was the #1 doubles match between Brook and Brummitt of the Banana Slugs and Dominik and Vieira of the Hawks. Dominik and Vieira defeated Brook and Brummitt 8-3.

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles        Chelsea Smithback (HNU)        def.      Sylvia Brummitt (UCSC)        6-0, 6-3

#2 Singles        Stella Dominik (HNU)              def.      Zoe Brook (UCSC)                 6-2, 7-6

#3 Singles        Rutendo Gwaze (HNU)             def.      Ashley Brudzinski (UCSC)      6-0, 6-2

#4 Singles        Julia Golub (HNU)                   def.      Stephanie Graziano (UCSC)    6-2, 6-0

#5 Singles        Mariel Bautista (HNU)             def.      Amy Leslie (UCSC)                 6-0, 6-0

#6 Singles        Taylor Barajas (HNU)              def.      Melanie Waechtler (UCSC)      6-1, 6-0

#1 Doubles       Dominik/Vieira (HNU)             def.      Brook/Brummitt (UCSC)         8-3

#2 Doubles       Gwaze/Smithback (HNU)        def.      Brudzinski/Graziano (UCSC)    8-1

#3 Doubles       Barajas/Bautista (HNU)          def.      Leslie/Waechtler (UCSC)         8-1

The Banana Slugs will have their next match Friday as they take on Mills College in Santa Cruz. The first serve is set for 3 pm.