Men's Tennis 2011-2012 Headlines
May 11, 2012
Revenge is Sweet
The Slugs lost to Pomona Pitzer on March 31 for the first time in program history. In the second round of NCAA Regionals, UCSC was looking to avenge that loss and get into the third round for a chance to compete for a spot in the final eight at the national championship site in Cary, North Carolina.
May 9, 2012
Time for the NCAA Team Championships...
The Slugs are off to the first rounds of NCAA team play this upcoming weekend. We get in the vans this afternoon as we head down to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges for the tournament we have all been waiting for. It has been an amazing year thus far, and we intend to go the rest of the way, guns blazing, till the last ball is struck. From here on out the NCAA’s is a single elimination tournament, last team standing taking home a National Title with a ring to match.
April 26, 2012
Slugs vs Kingsmen: A Demonstration to Remember
On April 22nd the UCSC Men’s tennis team took on #6 Nationally ranked Cal Lutheran Kingsmen. After a season of huge wins and tough losses the Slugs knew that this, our last home match this late in the season, was as important as it gets. The west region is packed with tough teams this year, and as we get closer to NCAA play come May, matches like this hold a huge amount of weight.
April 5, 2012
Back to the Cruz after a Spring break down south
The Slugs returned to Santa Cruz this past Saturday with a long week of tennis under their belts. Our trip started in San Diego where we were fortunate enough to stay with some of our players amazing families, and ended with five days of tennis in the LA area before returning home. It was a week full of fun, family, wins, loses, heartbreak, cheers, lessons, and all that comes with eight days on the road together.
March 26, 2012
Slugs on Spring Break
The Slugs are currently in San Diego with family and friends getting ready for a week full of exciting matches. Here is a quick update with our schedule for the week in souther California.
March 13, 2012
The match we had all been waiting for, Slugs vs Stags…
The Slugs went 1-1 this weekend with a 5-4 loss to #6 Nationally ranked Kenyon College and a 6-3 victory over #4 Nationally ranked regional rival Claremont-Mud-Scripps. With a tough Friday afternoon loss to Kenyon, a mixed bag of emotions was apparent among the team as we prepared for our biggest match of the season that very next day.
March 5, 2012
Recap in Fresno. On to the weekend we've all been waiting for...
The Slugs came back from back-to-back matches in Fresno this past weekend with a solid showing. Coming of a stellar performance at the National Indoor Championships the week before, the Slugs were able to go 1-1 in Fresno, beating Division II Sonoma State and falling to the NAIA defending National Champions Fresno Pacific University.
March 1, 2012
Slugs Reach Finals of ITA National Indoor Championships. Road to becoming a Championship Team
This past weekend in St. Peter, Minnesota the Slugs walked away with a 2nd place trophy and a monstrous step towards becoming the championship team we daily discuss. After defeating two top 10 nationally ranked teams in the first two rounds, Trinity of Texas and Washington University of St. Louis, the Slugs went down to the Emory Eagles of Atlanta Georgia.