Banana Slugs Defeat Chapman for First Win of Southern California Road Trip

Banana Slugs Defeat Chapman for First Win of Southern California Road Trip

ORANGE, CA (March 25) The Banana Slugs traveled to Orange to take on Chapman University for the second match of a season long seven-match road trip. The Banana Slugs won four singles matches and defeated the host Panthers 6-3 overall.

Both teams lost their last match. The Banana Slugs lost 7-2 to ITA/NCAA Division III #4 Emory University yesterday in Pomona while the Panthers lost 7-2 to ITA/NCAA Division III #36 Hobart College in Orange on Monday.

The Banana Slugs won four singles matches while the Panthers won two. In the #1 singles match between the Banana Slugs' Chad LeDuff and Jacob Lee of Chapman, LeDuff defeated Lee 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. In the #2 singles match between Ryan Dugan of the Banana Slugs and Len Kamemoto of the Panthers, Dugan defeated Kamemoto 7-5, 6-4. In the #5 singles match between David Jackson of UC Santa Cruz and Luke Bennett of Chapman, Jackson defeated Bennett 6-4, 6-3. In the #3 singles match between Kris Harris of the Banana Slugs and Adrien Rooney of the Panthers, Rooney defeated Harris 6-1, 6-2. In the #4 singles match between Yaro Yanin of UC Santa Cruz and Igor Belineli of Chapman, Belineli defeated Yanin 6-4, 7-5. In the tightest singles match of the day the Banana Slugs' Ryan Gee defeated the Panthers' Brock DeHaven 5-7, 6-1, 6-3. ..

The Banana Slugs won two of the three doubles matches. In the #1 doubles match between the Banana Slugs' nationally ranked Dugan and LeDuff and Lee and Rooney of Chapman, the Slugs defeated Lee and Rooney 8-5. The other two doubles matches were closely contested as the #2 doubles match between the Banana Slugs' Gee and Harris and Kamemoto and Mead of Chapman and the #3 doubles match between the Banana Slugs' Jackson and Yanin and DeHaven and Manditch of the Panthers both ended with an 8-6 score. The Banana Slugs' Jackson and Yanin won the #3 doubles match and Kamemoto and Mead won the #2 doubles match.

Below are the full results:

#1 Singles        Chad Le Duff (UCSC)              def.      Jacob Lee (CU)                        6-3, 1-6, 6-3

#2 Singles        Ryan Dugan (UCSC)               def.      Len Kamemoto (CU)                7-5, 6-4           

#3 Singles        Adrien Rooney (CU)                def.      Kris Harris (UCSC)                  6-1, 6-2

#4 Singles        Igor Belineli (CU)                    def.      Yaroslav Yanin (UCSC)            6-4, 7-5

#5 Singles        David Jackson (UCSC)             def.      Luke Bennett (CU)                  6-4, 6-3

#6 Singles        Ryan Gee (UCSC)                    def.      Brock DeHaven (CU)               5-7, 6-1, 6-3

#1 Doubles       Dugan/Le Duff (UCSC)             def.      Lee/Rooney (CU)                    8-5

#2 Doubles       Kamemoto/Mead (CU)             def.      Gee/Harris (UCSC)                  8-6

#3 Doubles       Jackson/Yanin (UCSC)             def.      DeHaven/Manditch (CU)          8-6                  

The next match for the Banana Slugs is Wednesday as they take on Colby College in Claremont. First serve is set for 9 am.