#21 Banana Slugs Beats Pacific 6-3

CLAREMONT, CA – The Banana Slugs played their third match in four days as they took on Pacific University in Claremont. The Banana Slugs broke its two match losing streak as they defeated the Boxers 6-3. 

Both teams lost their last match. UC Santa Cruz lost 9-0 to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps yesterday in Claremont while the Boxers lost 8-1 to the University of Redlands on Tuesday in Redlands. 

Both the Banana Slugs and the Boxers won three matches each. In the #3 singles match, Kyle Richter of the Banana Slugs defeated Grayson Frazier of the Boxers 6-6, 7-5. In the #4 singles match, AJ Flora of UC Santa Cruz defeated Clark Wininger of Pacific 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). In the #5 singles match, James Soper of the Banana Slugs defeated Josh Bernstein of the Boxers 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. In the #1 singles match, Giancarlo Battaglia of Pacific defeated Max Littlejohn of UC Santa Cruz 6-1, 6-2. In the #2 singles match, Brennan Faith of the Boxers defeated Chadwick Stone of the Banana Slugs 4-6, 6-3 (ret.). The tightest singles match was the #6 singles match between Chetan Munugala of UC Santa Cruz and Reuben Mulhern of Pacific. Mulhern defeated Munugala 1-6, 6-1, 6-3. 

The Banana Slugs won all three doubles matches. In the #2 doubles match, the Banana Slugs' team of Munugala and Adrian Siovica defeated the Boxers' team of Oscar Wight and Wininger 8-0. In the #2 doubles match, Derek Levchenko and Stone of UC Santa Cruz defeated Battaglia and Jason Voss of Pacific 8-1. The tightest doubles match was the #1 doubles match between Littlejohn and Richter of the Banana Slugs and Faith and Frazier of the Boxers. Littlejohn and Richter defeated Faith and Frazier 8-6. 

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles         Giancarlo Battaglia (PAC)        def.      Max Littlejohn (UCSC)          6-1, 6-2

#2 Singles         Brennan Faith (PAC)               def.      Chad Stone (UCSC)              4-6, 6-3 (ret.)

#3 Singles         Kyle Richter (UCSC)                def.      Grayson Frazier (PAC)          6-6, 7-5

#4 Singles         AJ Flora (UCSC)                      def.      Clark Wininger (PAC)           6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

#5 Singles         James Soper (UCSC)                 def.      Josh Bernstein (PAC)         6-2, 4-6, 6-2

#6 Singles         Chetan Munugala (UCSC)         def.      Reuben Mulhern (PAC)        1-6, 6-1, 6-3

#1 Doubles       Littlejohn/Richter (UCSC)       def.      Faith/Frazer (PAC)                  8-6

#2 Doubles       Levchenko/Stone (UCSC)        def.      Battaglia/Voss (PAC)             8-1

#3 Doubles       Munugala/Sirovica (UCSC)       def.      Wight/Wininger (PAC)           8-0 

The Banana Slugs will have their next match on Saturday as they take on Pomona-Pitzer in Pomona. The first serve is set for noon.