Comets Fly By Banana Slugs

Comets Fly By Banana Slugs

SANTA CRUZ (3-11) – The Banana Slugs finished up their two match homestand as they took on University of Texas-Dallas in Santa Cruz. The Comets defeated the Banana Slugs 6-3.

In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost 5-4 to California Lutheran University in Santa Cruz on Saturday while the Comets won 9-0 over Howard Payne University in Brownwood on Thursday.

The Comets won four singles matches while the Banana Slugs won two. In the #1 singles match between Ashley Issac of UC Santa Cruz and Sumvruta Ivengar of Texas-Dallas, Isaac defeated Ivengar 7-5, 6-2. In the #2 singles match between Kayla Manz of the Banana Slugs and Kathy Joseph of the Comets, Joseph defeated Manz 6-0, 6-2. In the #3 singles match between Vera Smekalina of UC Santa Cruz and Sindhu Ravula of Texas-Dallas, Ravula defeated Smekalina 6-2, 7-6 (5). In the #4 singles match between Therese Recidoro of the Banana Slugs and Sophie Farmer of the Comets, Farmer defeated Recidoro 6-2, 6-1. In the #6 singles match between Lauren Sandifer of UC Santa Cruz and Elizabeth Labra of Texas-Dallas, Labra defeated Sandifer 6-1, 6-4. The tightest singles match of the day was the #2 singles match between Isabelle Brown of the Banana Slugs and Svaksha Iyengar of the Comets. Brown defeated Iyengar 6-7 (6), 6-1 (10-5).

The Banana Slugs won two doubles matches while the Comets won one. In the #2 doubles match between Brown and Recidoro of the Banana Slugs and Farmer and Labra of the Comets, the duo of Brown and Recidoro won 8-4. In the #1 doubles match between Isaac and Manz of UC Santa Cruz and Joseph and Ravula of Texas-Dallas, Joseph and Ravula won 8-4. The tightest doubles match was the #3 doubles match between Sandifer and Claire Stoner of the Banana Slugs and Svaksha Ivengar and Vivian Sepulveda of Texas-Dallas. Ivengar and Sepulveda defeated Sandifer and Stoner 8-5.

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles        Ashley Isaac (UCSC)                def.      Sumvruta Iyengar (UTD)          7-5, 6-2            

#2 Singles         Kathy Joseph (UTD)                def.      Kayla Manz (UCSC)                  6-0, 6-2            

#3 Singles         Sindhu Ravula (UTD)              def.      Vera Smekalina (UCSC)            6-2, 7-6 (5)

#4 Singles         Sophie Farmer (UTD)              def.      Therese Recidoro (UCSC)         6-2, 6-1           

#5 Singles         Isabelle Brown (UCSC)            def.      Svaksha Iyengar (UTD)            6-7 6, 6-1 10-5

#6 Singles         Elizabeth Labra (UTD)             def.      Lauren Sandifer (UCSC)            6-1, 6-4

#1 Doubles       Joseph/Ravula (UTD)               def.      Isaac/Manz (UCSC)                  8-4

#2 Doubles       Brown/Recidoro (UCSC)           def.      Farmer/Labra (UTD)                 8-4                  

#3 Doubles       Sv. Iyengar/Sepulveda (UTD)   def.      Sandifer/Stoner (UCSC)            8-5                                          

The Banana Slugs' next match is March 26th as they take on Whittier College in Whittier.