Banana Slugs Beat Kingsmen 6-2

THOUSAND OAKS, CA-- UC Santa Cruz finished up their two game road trip today as they took on California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The Banana Slugs won four of the five singles matches played and won the match 6-2. 

In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost to Westmont College 6-3 on Friday in Santa Barbara while the Royals won their last match earlier today over Occidental College 6-3 in Los Angeles. 

Of the six singles matches played, the Banana Slugs won four, the Kingsmen won one and one match went unfinished. In the #2 singles match, Chad Stone of UC Santa Cruz defeated Ian Slater of California Lutheran 6-2, 6-2. In the #3 singles match, Kyle Richter of the Banana Slugs defeat Fergus Scott of the Kingsmen 6-4, 6-3.  In the #4 singles match, AJ Flora of UC Santa Cruz defeated Gio Valdez of California Lutheran 6-3, 6-3. The tightest singles match of the day was the #5 singles match between James Soper of UC Santa Cruz and Oliver Thornton of California Lutheran. Soper defeated Thornton 6-4, 0-6, 1-0 (10-3). The lone Kingsmen win came in the #1 singles match as Moises Cardenas of California Lutheran defeated Max Littlejohn of UC Santa Cruz 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. The #6 singles match between Chetan Munugala of UC Santa Cruz and Jesse Knight of California Lutheran went unfinished. 

As with Friday's match with Westmont, the Banana Slugs won two matches and the Kingsmen won one match. In the #1 doubles match, the UC Santa Cruz team of Littlejohn and Richter defeated the California Lutheran team of Cardenas and Scott 9-8 (7-0). In the #3 doubles match, the Banana Slugs' team of Seam Hollister and Munugala defeated the Kingsmen team of Thornton and Valdez 8-6. In the #2 doubles match, the Kingsmen team of Knight and Slater defeated the Banana Slugs' team of Flora and Adrian Sirovica 9-7.

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles         Moises Cardenas (CLU)           def.      Max Littlejohn (UCSC)             3-6, 6-1, 6-1

#2 Singles         Chad Stone (UCSC)                  def.      Ian Slater (CLU)                      6-2, 6-2

#3 Singles         Kyle Richter (UCSC)                def.      Fergus Scott (CLU)                  6-4, 6-3

#4 Singles         AJ Flora (UCSC)                      def.      Gio Valdez (CLU)                     6-3, 6-3

#5 Singles         James Soper (UCSC)                 def.      Oliver Thornton (CLU)      6-4, 0-6, 1-0 (3)

#6 Singles         Chetan Munugala (UCSC)         vs.        Jesse Knight (CLU)                  Unfinished

#1 Doubles       Littlejohn/Richter (UCSC)       def.      Cardenas/Scott (CLU)              9-8 (7-0)

#2 Doubles       Knight/Slater (CLU)                 def.      Flora/Sirovica (UCSC)              9-7

#3 Doubles       Hollister/Munugala (UCSC)      def.      Thornton/Valdez (CLU)             8-6 

The Banana Slugs will have their next match on Thursday. The Banana Slugs will take on De Anza College.