Poets Squeak by Banana Slugs

Poets Squeak by Banana Slugs

WHITTIER (3-21) – The Banana Slugs started a three match trip to Southern California as they took on Whittier College in Whittier. The Poets won three singles matches in route to a 5-4 win over the Banana Slugs.

Both teams lost their last match. The Banana Slugs lost 7-0 to NCAA Division I member Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo on February 20th while the Poets lost 9-0 to St. Lawrence University on Saturday in Whittier.

The Poets won three singles matches, the Banana Slugs won one singles match and two singles matches were defaulted. In the #4 singles match between Amy Leslie of UC Santa Cruz versus Geetha Amarasinghe of Whittier, Amarasinghe defeated Leslie 6-4, 6-0. In the #2 singles match between Zoe Brook of the Banana Slugs and Kindall Yeung of the Poets, Yeung defeated Brook 6-0, 6-0. In the #3 singles match between Ashley Brudzinski of UC Santa Cruz and Jada Henry of Whittier, Henry defeated Brudzinski 7-6 (7-4), 6-2. The tightest singles match of the day was the #1 singles match between Issay Fossett of the Banana Slugs and Gabrielle Etchegaray of the Poets. Etchegaray defeated Fossett 7-6 (11-9), 6-4. The #5 and #6 singles matches were defaulted by Whittier.

The Poets won two doubles matches while one match was defaulted. In the #2 doubles match between Brook and Callie Matthews of the Banana Slugs and Amarasinghe and Henry of the Poets, Amarasinghe and Henry defeated Brook and Matthews 8-1. The tightest doubles match was the #1 doubles match between Sylvia Brummitt and Fossett of UC Santa Cruz and Etchegaray and Yeung of Whittier. Etchegaray and Yeung defeated Brummitt and Fossett 8-3. The #3 doubles match was defaulted by Whittier.

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles        Gabrielle Etchegaray (WC)       def.      Issay Fossett (UCSC)         7-6 (11-9), 6-4

#2 Singles        Kindall Yeung (WC)                 def.      Zoe Brook (UCSC)             6-0, 6-0

#3 Singles        Jada Henry (WC)                    def.      Ashley Brudzinski (UCSC)   7-6 (7-4), 6-2

#4 Singles        Amy Leslie (UCSC)                 def.      Geetha Amarasinghe (WC)  6-4, 6-0

#5 Singles        Defaulted by Whittier College

#6 Singles        Defaulted by Whittier College

#1 Singles        Etchegaray/Yeung (WC)          def.      Brummitt/Fossett (UCSC)    8-3

#2 Singles        Amarasinghe/Henry (WC)        def.      Brook/Matthews (UCSC)     8-1

#3 Singles        Defaulted by Whittier College

The Banana Slugs' next match will be Wednesday as they take on NCAA Division II member Azusa Pacific University in Azusa. The first serve is set for 10 am.