#21 Blues Defeat #32 Banana Slugs in Regular Season Finale

#21 Blues Defeat #32 Banana Slugs in Regular Season Finale

WALLA WALLA (4-15) – The ITA/NCAA Division III #32 Banana Slugs played their final team match of the regular season as they took on #21 Whitman College in Walla Walla. The Blues won all three doubles matches that were played and won 7-2.

In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost 5-4 to NCAA Division II member Holy Names University on Monday in Santa Cruz while the Blues won 9-0 over Whitworth University in Walla Walla yesterday.

The Blues won all three doubles matches that were played and four singles matches while the Banana Slugs won two: the #1 singles match between Chad Le Duff of UC Santa Cruz and Zach Hewlin of Whitman, and the #3 singles match between Chad Stone of the Banana Slugs and Gary Ho of the Blues, which Stone  won Ho 6-4, 6-3. The tightest singles match of the day was the #2 singles match between Magnus Ibh of the Banana Slugs and Ben Kirsh of the Blues. Kirsh defeated Ibh 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

The Banana Slugs will take part in 118th Annual Ojai Tennis Tournament which will take place from April 25th-29th.

Below are the full results:

#1 Singles        Chad Le Duff (UCSC)              def.      Zach Hewlin (WC)                    6-4, 6-1

#2 Singles        Ben Kirsh (WC)                       def.      Magnus Ibh (UCSC)                 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

#3 Singles        Chadwick Stone (UCSC)          def.      Gary Ho (WC)                          6-4, 6-3

#4 Singles        Robert Carter (WC)                 def.      Alexander Flora (UCSC)            6-4, 4-6, 6-3

#5 Singles        Daniel Foster (WC)                  def.      Ryan Dugan (UCSC)                6-2, 6-0           

#6 Singles        Alex Hwang (WC)                    def.      Floyd Penners (UCSC)              6-4, 6-1

#1 Doubles       Carter/Hewlin (WC)                 def.      Dugan/Stone (UCSC)               8-3

#2 Doubles       Fennessy/Hwang (WC)            def.      Flora/Ibh (UCSC)                     8-5

#3 Doubles       Friedman/Kirsh (WC)              def.      Le Duff/Penners (UCSC)            8-4