Athenas Sweep Banana Slugs

SANTA CRUZ, CA -- UC Santa Cruz took on fellow NCAA Division III opponent Claremont-Mudd-Scripps this morning in Santa Cruz. The match was the first of two on the day for the Banana Slugs. The matches had the Banana Slugs squaring off against three opponents that are currently featured in the ITA NCAA Division III Top 50 and the Banana Slugs fell to the Athenas 9-0.

In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost to Sonoma State University 9-0 on February 21st in Rohnert Park while the Athenas won their last match 6-3 over Academy of Art University in Santa Cruz on Friday. 

The Athenas won all six singles matches. In the #1 singles match, ITA's #17 player in the NCAA Division III Caroline Ward of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defeated Courtney Lymburner of UC Santa Cruz 6-1, 6-1. In the #2 singles match, ITA #40 Katie Kuosman of the Athenas defeated Sylvia Brummitt of the Banana Slugs 6-1, 6-2. In the #3 singles match, Lindsay Brown of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defeated Soph Lundeberg of UC Santa Cruz 6-1, 6-0. In the #4 singles match, Bria Smith of the Athenas defeated Islay Fossett of the Banana Slugs 6-0, 6-1. In the #5 singles match, Kyla Scott of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defeated Zoe Middleton-Brook of UC Santa Cruz 6-0, 6-0. The tightest singles match of the afternoon was the #6 singles match between Stephanie Graziano of UC Santa Cruz and Lauren Livingston of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Livingston won the match 6-1, 6-3.

The Athenas won all three doubles matches. In the #2 doubles match, the Athenas' team of Sarah Kukino and Scott defeated the Banana Slugs' team of Brummitt and Fossett 8-1. In the #3 doubles match, the Athenas' team of Lindsay Brown and Smith defeated the Banana Slugs' team of Lundeberg and Middleton-Brook. The tightest doubles match was the #1 doubles match between ITA's #2 doubles team of Kuosman and Ward of the Athenas and the Banana Slugs' team of Katy Collins and Lymburner. Kuosman and Ward defeated Collins and Lymburner 8-3.

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles         Caroline Ward (CMS)               def.      Courtney Lymburner (UCSC)   6-1, 6-1

#2 Singles         Katie Kuosman (CMS)             def.      Sylvia Brummitt (UCSC)          6-1, 6-2

#3 Singles         Lindsay Brown (CMS)              def.      Soph Lundeberg (UCSC)           6-1, 6-0

#4 Singles         Bria Smith (CMS)                     def.      Islay Fossett (UCSC)                6-0, 6-1

#5 Singles         Kyla Scott (CMS)                     def.      Zoe Middleton-Brook (UCSC)  6-0, 6-0

#6 Singles         Lauren Livingston (CMS)         def.      Stephanie Graziano (UCSC)      6-1, 6-3

#1 Doubles       Kuosman/Ward (CMS)             def.      Collins/Lymburner (UCSC)       8-3

#2 Doubles       Kukino/Scott (CMS)                 def.      Brummitt/Fossett (UCSC)        8-1

#3 Doubles       Brown/Smith (CMS)                 def.      M.-Brook/Lundeberg (UCSC)   8-0 

The Banana Slugs will hit the courts later today as they will take on Christopher Newport University in Santa Cruz.