FRESNO (4-21) – The ITA/NCAA Division III #38 ranked Banana Slugs played their last regular season match as they took on NCAA Division I member Fresno State University in Fresno. The Bulldogs won every single match that was played and won 7-0.
In their last match, the Banana Slugs won 5-4 over Whittier College on April 10th in Whittier while the Bulldogs lost 4-2 to Air Force Academy on Friday in Colorado Springs.
The Bulldogs won all six singles matches. In the #1 singles match between Adrian Sirovica of UC Santa Cruz and Nikolas Papic of Fresno State, Papic defeated Sirovica 6-3, 6-4. In the #2 singles match between Chadwick Stone of the Banana Slugs and Euan McIntosh of the Bulldogs, McIntosh defeated Stone 6-0, 6-1. In the #3 singles match between Ryan Dugan of UC Santa Cruz and Mantas Bugailiskis of Fresno State, Bugailiskis defeated Dugan 6-2, 6-3. In the #5 singles match between Alexander Flora of the Banana Slugs and Youssef Hassan of the Bulldogs, Hassan defeated Flora 6-2, 6-1. In the #6 singles match between Sean Hollister of UC Santa Cruz and Jakob Keppelmann of Fresno State, Keppelmann defeated Hollister 6-4, 6-3. The tightest singles match of the day was the #4 singles match between Derek Levchenko of the Banana Slugs and Patrik Pech of the Bulldogs. Levchenko defeated Pech 6-3, 7-5.
The Bulldogs won three doubles matches. In the #1 doubles match between Kyle Richter and Sirovica of UC Santa Cruz and McIntosh and Pech of the Bulldogs, McIntosh and Pech defeated Richter and Sirovica. In the #2 doubles match between Dugan and Stone of the Banana Slugs and Bugailiskis and Papic of the Bulldogs, Bugailiskis and Papic defeated Dugan and Stone 6-0. The tightest doubles match was the #3 doubles match between Flora and Levchenko of the Banana Slugs and Hassan and Keppelmann of the Bulldogs. Hassan and Keppelmann defeated Flora and Levchenko 7-6 (7-3).
Before are the full results:
#1 Singles Nikolas Papic (FSU) def. Adrian Sirovica (UCSC) 6-3, 6-4
#2 Singles Euan McIntosh (FSU) def. Chadwick Stone (UCSC)` 6-0, 6-1
#3 Singles Mantas Bugailiskis (FSU) def. Ryan Dugan (UCSC) 6-2, 6-3
#4 Singles Patrik Pech (FSU) def. Derek Levchenko (UCSC) 6-3, 7-5
#5 Singles Youssef Hassan (FSU) def. Alexander Flora (UCSC) 6-2, 6-1
#6 Singles Jakob Keppelmann (FSU) def. Sean Hollister (UCSC) 6-4, 6-3
#1 Doubles McIntosh/Pech (FSU) def. Richter/Sirovica (UCSC) 6-3
#2 Doubles Bugailiskis/Papic (FSU) def. Dugan/Stone (UCSC) 6-0
#3 Doubles Keppelmann/Hassan (FSU) def. Flora/Levchenko (UCSC) 7-6 (7-3)
The next match for the Banana Slugs is April 22nd-24th as they participate in the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament in Ojai.