WHITTIER, CA -- UC Santa Cruz finished their two game road trip to Southern California as they took on ITA #8 Kenyon College in Whittier. The match came down to the last match, but the Lords defeated the Banana Slugs 5-4.
Both teams won their last match. The Banana Slugs defeated Whittier College 5-4 yesterday in Whittier while the Lords defeated NAIA member Concordia University of Irvine 6-3 on Friday in Irvine.
Of the six singles matches played, the Lords won four and the Banana Slugs won two. Each of the Banana Slugs wins came in three sets. In the #1 singles match, Max Littlejohn of UC Santa Cruz defeated Sam Geier of Kenyon 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. In the #5 singles match, James Soper of UC Santa Cruz defeated Jacob Huber of Kenyon 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. In the #2 singles match, Wade Heerboth of Kenyon defeated Chadwick Stone of UC Santa Cruz 6-3, 6-2. In the #3 singles match, Robert Turlington of Kenyon defeated Kyle Richter of UC Santa Cruz 6-1, 6-2. In the #4 singles match, Tim Rosensteel of the Lords defeated AJ Flora of the Banana Slugs 6-3, 6-1. The tightest singles match of the day was the #6 singles match between Sean Hollister of UC Santa Cruz and Davis Thrailkill of Kenyon. Thrailkill won the match 6-7 (7-9), 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).
The Banana Slugs won two doubles matches while the Lords won one. In the #1 doubles match, the Banana Slugs' team of Littlejohn and Richter defeated the Lords' team of Geier and Rosensteel 8-2. In the #3 doubles match, the team of Chetan Munugala and Adrian Sirovica of UC Santa Cruz defeated Peter Hazlett and Mike Roberts of Kenyon 9-7. In the #2 doubles match, the Lords' team of Colin Haas and Heerboth defeated the Banana Slugs' team of Derek Levchenko and Stone 8-5.
Below are the full results:
#1 Singles Max Littlejohn (UCSC) def. Sam Geier (KEN) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
#2 Singles Wade Heerboth (KEN) def. Chadwick Stone (UCSC) 6-3, 6-2
#3 Singles Robert Turlington (KEN) def. Kyle Richter (UCSC) 6-1, 6-2
#4 Singles Tim Rosensteel (KEN) def. AJ Flora (UCSC) 6-3, 6-1
#5 Singles James Soper (UCSC) def.Jacob Huber (KEN) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
#6 Singles Davis Thrailkill (KEN) def.Sean Hollister (UCSC) 6-7 (7), 6-2, 7-6 (5)
#1 Doubles Littlejohn/Richter (UCSC) def. Geier/Rosensteel (KEN) 8-2
#2 Doubles Haas/Heerboth (KEN) def. Levchenko/Stone (UCSC) 8-5
#3 Doubles Munugala/Sirovica (UCSC) def. Hazlett/Roberts (KEN) 9-7
The Banana Slugs will return home for their next match as they take on Foothill Junior College on Thursday. First serve is set for noon.