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.