Banana Slugs roll over Cal Lutheran

Banana Slugs roll over Cal Lutheran

SANTA CRUZ - UC Santa Cruz won their second-straight match against D-III opposition with a 8-1 win over Cal Lutheran on Saturday.

The day began with UCSC taking all three doubles matches in exciting fashon. No. 1 Chad Stone and Ryan Dugan held off the Kingsmen duo of Ransom Braaten and Dara Kashani 8-6. Sean Hollister and Chad Le Duff won 8-3 at No. 2, and Derek Levchenko and Alexander Flora won 8-1 at No. 3.

"We played a competitive Cal Lutheran team," head coach Mike Napoli said. "Doubles is our calling card.  With a sweep in doubles, the Slugs followed up with sharp singles play." 
Levechenko, Le Duff, Hollister, Flora and Dugan all took their matches in straight sets. Flora swept 6-0 6-0 at No. 5 for the second straight match.
The Slugs take a two-week break before stepping out of the Division with a home match March 9 against Div. II Point Loma Nazarene.
RESULTS
DOUBLES-
No. 1 - Chad Stone/Ryan Dugan (UCSC) def. Ransom Braaten/Dara Kashani (CLU)  8-6
No. 2 - Sean Hollister /Chad Le Duff (UCSC) def. Lucas Tilly/Jake Haffner  (CLU) 8-3
No. 3 - Derek Levchenko/A.J. Flora (UCSC) def. Sebastian Ariza/Austin Wong (CLU)  8-1
SINGLES-
No. 1 - Ransom Braaten (CLU) def. Chad Stone (UCSC) 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 - Chad Le Duff (UCSC) def. Dara Kashani (CLU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 - Derek Levchenko (UCSC) def. Lucas Tilly (CLU) 6-0, 7-5
No. 4 - Sean Hollister (UCSC) def.  Jake Haffner (CLU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 - A.J. Flora (UCSC) def. Sebastian Ariza (CLU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 - Ryan Dugan (UCSC) def. Austin Wong (CLU) 6-3, 6-2