AZUSA (3-23) – The Banana Slugs played their second match in three days as they took on ITA NCAA Division II #14 Azusa Pacific University. The Cougars won the match 9-0 over the Banana Slugs.
In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost 5-4 to Whittier College in Whittier on Monday while the Cougars defeated University of Hawaii-Hilo in Azusa yesterday.
The Cougars won all six singles matches. The #1 singles match (Islay Fossett of UC Santa Cruz versus Valeriia Kashina of Azusa Pacific), the #3 singles match (Zoe Brook of the Banana Slugs versus Jackie Resler of the Cougars) and the #4 singles match (Ashley Brudzinski of UC Santa Cruz versus Lindsey Yeom of Azusa Pacific) all finished with 6-0, 6-1 scores in favor of the Azusa Pacific participant. In the #5 singles match between Stephanie Graziano of the Banana Slugs versus MacKenzie Nickerson of the Cougars, Nickerson defeated Graziano 6-1, 6-1. In the #2 singles match between Amy Leslie of UC Santa Cruz and Electa Wright of Azusa Pacific, Wright defeated Leslie 6-0, 6-0. The tightest singles match of the day was the #2 singles match between Sylvia Brummitt of the Banana Slugs and Lilit Vardanvan of the Cougars. Vardanvan defeated Brummitt 6-1, 4-6, 10-5.
The Cougars won all three doubles matches. In the #2 doubles match between Brudzinski and Graziano of the Banana Slugs and Lisa Schneider and Vardanvan of the Cougars, Schneider and Vardanvan defeated Brudzinski and Graziano 8-0. The tightest doubles matches were the #1 doubles match (Brummitt and Fossett of UC Santa Cruz and versus Kashina and Resler of Azusa Pacific) and the #3 doubles match (Brook and Melanie Waechtler of the Banana Slugs versus Kara Hinton and Yeom of the Cougars). Both matches ended with an 8-1 win in favor of the Cougars' participants.
Before are the full results:
#1 Singles Valeriia Kashina (APU) def. Issay Fossett (UCSC) 6-0, 6-1
#2 Singles Lilit Vardanvan (APU) def. Sylvia Brummitt (UCSC) 6-1, 4-6, 10-5
#3 Singles Jackie Resler (APU) def. Zoe Brook (UCSC) 6-0, 6-1
#4 Singles Lindsey Yeom (APU) def. Ashley Brudzinski (UCSC) 6-0, 6-1
#5 Singles MacKenzie Nickerson (APU) def. Stephanie Graziano (UCSC) 6-1, 6-1
#6 Singles Electa Wright (APU) def. Amy Leslie (UCSC) 6-0, 6-0
#1 Singles Kashina/Resler (APU) def. Brummitt/Fossett (UCSC) 8-1
#2 Singles Schneider/Vardanvan (APU) def. Brudzinski/Graziano (UCSC) 8-0
#3 Singles Hinton/Yeom (APU) def. Brook/Waechtler (UCSC) 8-1
The Banana Slugs' next match will be tomorrow as they take on Occidental College in Los Angeles. The first serve is set for 4 pm.