#32 Bruins Defeat #31 Banana Slugs

NEWBERG (10-16) The ITA/NCAA Division III #31 Banana Slugs played their first match of the 2018-19 season as they took on ITA/NCAA Division III #32 George Fox University in Newberg. The Bruins defeated the Banana Slugs 8-1.

The Banana Slugs finished the 2017-18 season with a 4-10 record which concluded in the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championships with a loss to Claremont Mudd Scripps while the Bruins finished their season with 13-5 record which was finished with a loss to Lewis & Clark College in the Northwest Conference semifinals.

The Bruins won all six singles matches and won two doubles matches while the Banana Slugs won one. In the #1 doubles match, Dugan and Chad Le Duff of UC Santa Cruz defeated Baker and Leach 8-5. In the #3 doubles match between Jackson and Floyd Penners of the Banana Slugs and Justin Barton and Alex Namba of the Bruins, Barton and Alex Namba defeated Jackson and Penners 8-2. The tightest doubles match was the #2 doubles match between Gee and Saxena of UC Santa Cruz and Payton Namba and Thierry Van Os of George Fox defeated Gee and Saxena 8-6.

Below are the full results:

#1 Singles        Luke Lemaitre (GFU)               def.      Ryan Dugan (UCSC)               6-4, 6-1

#2 Singles        Will Leach (GFU)                    def.      David Jackson (UCSC)             6-0, 6-3

#3 Singles        Keaten Baker (GFU)               def.      Ryan Gee (UCSC)                    6-3, 6-2

#4 Singles        Alex Namba (GFU)                 def.      Matthew Kermin (UCSC)          6-0, 6-2

#5 Singles        Payton Namba (GFU)              def.      Sarthak Saxena (UCSC)          6-2, 4-1 (Ret)  

#6 Singles        Pete Gibson (GFU)                  def.      Yaroslav Yanin (UCSC)            6-3, 6-2

#1 Doubles       Dugan/Le Duff (UCSC)            def.      Baker/Leach (GFU)                 8-5

#2 Doubles       P. Namba/Van Os (GFU)          def.      Gee/Saxena (UCSC)               8-6

#3 Doubles       Barton/A. Namba (GFU)          def.      Jackson/Penner (UCSC)           8-2                  

The next match for the Banana Slugs will be tomorrow as they take on Pacific University in Forest Grove. First serve is set for 11 am.