Banana Slugs Find No Love in Loss to Bulldogs

WALLA WALLA, WA -- UC Santa Cruz played their second match of Valentine's Day 2015 as they took on University of Redlands. The #23 ranked Banana Slugs had a strong performance but fell to the #21 ranked Bulldogs 6-1. 

In their last matches, the Banana Slugs lost to Whitman College in Walla Walla yesterday while the Patriots lost to University of Redlands 7-2 earlier today in Walla Walla.

Of the six singles matches played, the Bulldogs won three, the Banana Slugs won one and two matches went unfinished. Kyle Richter of UC Santa Cruz won 7-5, 6-4 over Parker Wilson of the University of Redlands. The ITA's #20 player Patrick Lipscomb of the University of Redlands defeated Max Littlejohn of UC Santa Cruz 6-3, 6-1. ITA #39 Nick Cummins of the University of Redlands defeated Chad Stone of UC Santa Cruz 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-2). Tom Suchodolski of the Bulldogs defeated Jimmy Soper of the Banana Slugs 6-4, 6-0. The #5 singles match between Joey Dulle of Redlands and Chetan Munugala of UC Santa Cruz and the #6 singles match between Gram Leahy of Redlands and Alexander Flora of UC Santa Cruz went unfinished. 

In the doubles competition, the Bulldogs won all three matches. The Bulldogs' team of Cummins and Lipscomb defeated Littlejohn and Kyle Richter of the Banana Slugs 9-7. In the #2 doubles match, Ted Burchett and Leahy of Redlands defeated Sean Hollister and Munugala of UC Santa Cruz 8-4. In the #3 doubles match, the Bulldogs' team of Dulle and Jake Ly defeated Flora and Soper of UC Santa Cruz 9-7.


Before are the full results:

#1 Singles         Patrick Lipscomb (UR)             def.      Max Littlejohn (UCSC)       6-3, 6-1

#2 Singles         Nick Cummins (UR)                 def.      Chad Stone (UCSC)          5-7, 6-1, 1-0

#3 Singles         Kyle Richter (UCSC)                def.      Parker Wilson (UR)           7-5, 6-4

#4 Singles         Tom Suchodolski (UR)             def.      Jimmy Soper (UR)             6-4, 6-0

#5 Singles         Chetan Munugala (UCSC)         vs.        Joey Dulle (UR)                Unfinished

#6 Singles         Aleander Flora (UCSC)             vs.        Gram Leahy (UR)              Unfinished

#1 Doubles       Cummins/Lipscomb (UR)         def.      Littlejohn/Richter (UCSC)       9-7

#2 Doubles       Burchett/Leahy (UR)               def.      Hollister/Munugala (UCSC)      8-4

#3 Doubles       Dulle/Ly (UR)                          def.      Flora/Soper (UCSC)                  9-7

The Banana Slugs will have two matches next Saturday. The Banana Slugs' first match will be at 10 am against Chabot College and their second match is at 1 pm against NCAA Division II member Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park.