Penguins Defeat Banana Slugs

Penguins Defeat Banana Slugs

SANTA CRUZ (4-1) – The Banana Slugs played their first match of a three-match home stand as they took on NCAA Division II member Dominican University in Santa Cruz. The Penguins won every single match that was played and won 9-0.

This match is a rematch of a match that was played on February 18th in San Rafael which was won by the Penguins 8-1. In their last match, the Banana Slugs are coming off an 8-1 loss to Pacific University in Forest Grove on Thursday while the Penguins won 8-1 over NCAA Division II Dixie State University in San Rafael on Tuesday.

The Penguins won all six singles matches. Two matches – the #1 singles match between Sylvia Brummitt of UC Santa Cruz and Skyler Schaar of Dominican and the #4 singles match between Zoe Brook of the Banana Slugs and Lauren Gollnick of Dominican – finished with the Penguins' representative winning 6-1, 6-0. An additional two matches – the #3 singles match between Ashley Brudzinski of UC Santa Cruz and Brooke Briseño of Dominican and the #5 singles match between Danielle Aparicio of the Banana Slugs and Cori Beeby of the Penguins – finished with the Penguins' representative winning 6-1, 6-1. In the #6 singles match between Jessica Kirschmann of UC Santa Cruz and Solveig Karlsen of Dominican, Karlsen defeated Kirschmann 6-0, 6-0. The tightest singles match of the day was the #2 singles match between Vera Smekalina of the Banana Slugs and Rickimae Torres of the Penguins. Torres defeated Smekalina 6-3, 6-0.

The Penguins won all three doubles matches. In the #2 doubles match between Brook and Brudzinski of UC Santa Cruz and Torres and Wartenberg of Dominican, Torres and Wartenberg defeated Brook and Brudzinski 8-0. Two matches - the #1 doubles match between Smekalina and Stoner of the Banana Slugs and Briseño and Schaar of the Penguins and the #2 doubles match between Aparicio and Brummitt of UC Santa Cruz and Beeby and Karlsen of Dominican – each ended with the Penguins' representatives winning 8-3.

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles        Skyler Schaar (DUC)                def.      Sylvia Brummitt (UCSC)          6-1, 6-0

#2 Singles         Rickimae Torres (DUC)            def.      Vera Smekalina (UCSC))         6-3, 6-0

#3 Singles         Brooke Briseño (DUC)             def.      Ashley Brudzinski (UCSC)        6-1, 6-1

#4 Singles         Alex Wartenberg (DUC)           def.      Zoe Brook (UCSC)                  6-1, 6-0

#5 Singles         Cori Beeby (DUC)                    def.      Danielle Aparicio (UCSC)        6-1, 6-1

#6 Singles         Solveig Karlsen (DUC)             def.      Jessica Kirschmann (UCSC)     6-0, 6-0

#1 Doubles       Briseño/Schaar (DUC)              def.      Smekalina/Stoner (UCSC)       8-3

#2 Doubles       Torres/Wartenberg (DUC)         def.      Brook/Brudzinski (UCSC)        8-0

#3 Doubles       Beeby/Karlsen (DUC)               def.      Aparicio/Brummitt (UCSC)       8-3

The Banana Slugs' next match is Wednesday as they take on Foothill College in Santa Cruz.