Sagehens Fly Over Banana Slugs

Sagehens Fly Over Banana Slugs

POMONA (3-24) – The Banana Slugs opened their spring break road trip as they took on Division III #14 Pomona-Pitzer in Pomona. The Banana Slugs won one singles match but lost the dual match 8-1.

In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost 7-0 to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on March 4th in San Luis Obispo while the Poets won 7-2 over California Lutheran University in Pomona earlier today.

The Sagehens won five singles matches while the Banana Slugs won one. In the #3 singles match between Chad Stone of UC Santa Cruz and Josh Gearou of Pomona-Pitzer, Stone defeated Gearou 6-2, 7-6.

The Sagehens won all three doubles matches that were played. The tightest doubles match was the #2 doubles match between Flora and Ibh of UC Santa Cruz and Avery Bicks and Mandic of Pomona-Pitzer the Pomona pair won 9-7.

The next match for the Banana Slugs will be Monday as they take on NCAA Division III/ITA Tennis #4 Middlebury College in Claremont. The first serve is set for 10 am.

Below are the full results:

#1 Singles        Jed Kronenberg (PP)               def.      Chad Le Duff (UCSC)              6-4, 6-3

#2 Singles        Octave Bellet (PP)                   def.      Magnus Ibh (UCSC)               6-4, 7-5

#3 Singles        Chad Stone (UCSC)               def.      Josh Gearou (PP)                   6-2, 7-6            

#4 Singles        Marko Mandic (PP)                  def.      A.J. Flora (UCSC)                   6-3, 7-6

#5 Singles        Sam Malech (PP)                    def.      Ryan Dugan (UCSC)               6-1, 6-1           

#6 Singles        Jacob Schoenherr (PP)            def.      Floyd Penners (UCSC)             6-3, 6-0

#1 Doubles       Bellet/Chadalavada (PP)          def.      Dugan/Stone (UCSC)              8-5

#2 Doubles       Bicks/Mandic (PP)                   def.      Flora/Ibh (UCSC)                    9-7

#3 Doubles       Bernstein/Hirsohn (PP)            def.      Le Duff/Penners (UCSC)          8-6