OAKLAND (4-10) – The Banana Slugs played their first match in eight days as they took on NCAA Division II opponent Holy Names University in Oakland. The Hawks won five out of six singles matches to win the overall match 8-1.
These two teams played earlier this season. On February 14th, the Hawks swept the Banana Slugs 9-0 in Santa Cruz. In their last match. the Banana Slugs lost 9-0 to Stanislaus State University in Santa Cruz on April 2nd while the Hawks lost to Dominican University 8-1 last Sunday in San Rafael.
The Hawks won five singles matches while the Banana Slugs won one. In the #5 singles match between Amy Leslie of UC Santa Cruz and Leticia Vieira of Holy Names, Leslie defeated Vieira 0-6, 0-4 (Ret.). In the #1 singles match between Sylvia Brummitt of the Banana Slugs and Chelsea Smithback of the Hawks, Smithback defeated Brummitt 6-1, 6-3. In the #2 singles match between Islay Fossett of UC Santa Cruz and Stella Dominik of Holy Names, Dominik defeated Fossett 6-1, 6-2. In the #4 singles match between Stephanie Graziano of the Banana Slugs and Mariel Bautista of the Hawks, Bautista defeated Graziano 6-0, 6-1. In the #6 singles match between Eva Buciek of UC Santa Cruz and Julia Golub of Holy Names, Golub defeated Buciek 6-2, 6-4. The tightest singles match of the day was the #3 singles match between Zoe Brook of the Banana Slugs and Rutendo Gwaze of the Hawks. Gwaze defeated Brook 6-3, 7-5.
The Hawks won all three doubles matches. In the #2 doubles match between Ashley Brudzinski and Graziano of UC Santa Cruz vs. Dominik and Vieira of Holy Names, Dominik and Vieira defeated Brudzinski and Graziano 8-0. The tightest doubles matches were the #1 doubles match between Brummitt and Fossett of the Banana Slugs vs. Gwaze and Smithback of the Hawks and the #3 doubles match between Brook and Buciek of UC Santa Cruz vs. Taylor Barajas and Bautista of Holy Names.
Before are the full results:
#1 Singles Chelsea Smithback (HNU) def. Sylvia Brummitt (UCSC) 6-1, 6-3
#2 Singles Stella Dominik (HNU) def. Islay Fossett (UCSC) 6-1, 6-2
#3 Singles Rutendo Gwaze (HNU) def. Zoe Brook (UCSC) 6-3, 7-5
#4 Singles Mariel Bautista (HNU) def. Stephanie Graziano (UCSC) 6-0, 6-1
#5 Singles Amy Leslie (UCSC) def. Leticia Vieira (HNU) 0-6, 0-4 (Ret.)
#6 Singles Julia Golub (HNU) def. Eva Buciek (UCSC) 6-2, 6-4
#1 Doubles Gwaze/Smithback (HNU) def. Brummitt/Fossett (UCSC) 8-3
#2 Doubles Dominik/Vieira (HNU) def. Brudzinski/Graziano (UCSC) 8-0
#3 Doubles Barajas/Bautista (HNU) def. Brook/Buciek (UCSC) 8-3
The Banana Slugs' next match will be next Saturday as they take on NCAA Division II member Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park. The first serve is set for noon.