ROHNERT PARK, CA -- UC Santa Cruz took on NCAA Division II Sonoma State University this afternoon in Rohnert Park. After being down 4-3, the Banana Slugs won the final two singles matches of the afternoon for the 5-4 victory.
Both teams lost their last matches. The Banana Slugs lost to the University of Redlands in Walla Walla last Saturday while the Seawolves lost to Hawaii Pacific University 5-0 Saturday in Kona.
Of the six singles matches played, the Banana Slugs won four and the Seawolves won two. Only two of the six matches did not require extra sets or tiebreakers to complete the match. Two matches (the #1 singles match between Max Littlejohn of UC Santa Cruz vs. Philip Holbrook of Sonoma State and the #3 singles match between Kyle Richter of UC Santa Cruz and Noah Lee of Sonoma State) went three sets. Littlejohn defeated Holbrook 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 and Richter defeated Lee 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3. In the #5 singles match, Chetan Munugala of UC Santa Cruz defeated Vincent Paganetti of Sonoma State 6-3, 6-1. In the #6 singles match, Sean Hollister of UC Santa Cruz defeated Matt Weeber of Sonoma State 6-1, 6-4. In the #2 singles match, Daniel Holz of Sonoma State defeated Chad Stone of UC Santa Cruz 6-4, 7-6 (7). In the #4 singles match, Blaine Mengert of Sonoma State defeated Alexander Flora of UC Santa Cruz 7-6 (3), 6-2.
In the doubles competition, the Seawolves won two matches while the Banana Slugs won one. In the #3 doubles match, the Banana Slugs' team of Garrett Deguchi and Hollister defeated Sullivan Roche and Weeber of Sonoma State 8-6. The Seawolves' team of Holbrook and Lee defeated the Banana Slugs' team of Littlejohn and Richter 9-8 (11-9). In the #2 doubles match, Logan Liddell and Mengert of Sonoma State defeated Hollister and Munugala of UC Santa Cruz 8-6.
Before are the full results:
#1 Singles Max Littlejohn (UCSC) def. Philip Holbrook (SSU) 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3
#2 Singles Daniel Holz (SSU) def. Chad Stone (UCSC) 6-4, 7-6 (7)
#3 Singles Kyle Richter (UCSC) def. Noah Lee (SSU) 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-3
#4 Singles Blaine Mengert (SSU) def. Alexander Flora (UCSC) 7-6 (3), 6-2
#5 Singles Chetan Munugala (UCSC) def. Vincent Paganetti (SSU) 6-3, 6-1
#6 Singles Sean Hollister (UCSC) def. Matt Weeber (SSU) 6-1, 6-4
#1 Doubles Holbrook/Lee (SSU) def. Littlejohn/Richter (UCSC) 9-8 (11-9)
#2 Doubles Liddell/Mengert (SSU) def. Hollister/Munugala (UCSC) 8-4
#3 Doubles Deguchi/Hollister (UCSC) def. Roche/Weeber (SSU) 8-6
The Banana Slugs will have next match next Saturday. The Banana Slugs will take on NAIA Division I member Westmont College in Santa Barbara. First serve is set for 1 pm.