MACON (4-29) – The Banana Slugs played their first match of the 2016 Great South Athletic Conference Championship in Georgia. Their opponent was the #4 seeded Salem College Spirits. The Banana Slugs, on the strength of winning all doubles matches, defeated the Spirits 5-0.
In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost 8-1 to NCAA Division II member Holy Names University in Oakland on April 10th while the Spirits won 5-0 over Wesleyan College earlier today.
The Banana Slugs won two singles matches while four went unfinished. In the #6 singles match between Eva Buciek of UC Santa Cruz and Jacquelyn Lockhart of Salem, Buciek defeated Lockhart 6-0, 6-0. The #2 singles match (Islay Fossett of the Banana Slugs vs. Deanna Wilkins of the Spirits), the #3 singles match (Zoe Brook of UC Santa Cruz vs. Ashley Koehley of Salem), the #4 singles match (Ashley Brudzinski of the Banana Slugs vs. Allie Watkins of the Spirits) and the #5 singles match (Amy Leslie of UC Santa Cruz vs. Sabrina Sheikh of Salem) all went unfinished. The tightest singles match of the day was the #1 singles match between Sylvia Brummitt of UC Santa Cruz and Andrea Akers of Salem. Brummitt defeated Akers 6-1, 6-0.
The Banana Slugs won all three doubles matches. In the #2 doubles match between Brudzinski and Fossett of UC Santa Cruz vs. Dominik and Vieira of Holy Names, Brudzinski and Fossett defeated Koehler and Watkins 8-0. The tightest doubles matches were the #1 doubles match between Brummitt and Stephanie Graziano of the Banana Slugs vs. Akers and Wilkins of the Spirits and the #3 doubles match between Brook and Buciek of UC Santa Cruz vs. Lockhart and Sheikh of Salem.
Before are the full results:
#1 Singles Sylvia Brummitt (UCSC) def. Andrea Akers (SC) 6-1, 6-0
#2 Singles Islay Fossett (UCSC) vs. Deanna Wilkins (SC) Unfinished
#3 Singles Zoe Brook (UCSC) vs. Ashley Koehler (SC) Unfinished
#4 Singles Ashley Brudzinski (UCSC) vs. Allie Watkins (SC) Unfinished
#5 Singles Amy Leslie (UCSC) vs. Sabrina Sheikh (SC) Unfinished
#6 Singles Eva Buciek (UCSC) def. Jacquelyn Lockhart (SC) 6-0, 6-0
#1 Doubles Brummitt/Graziano (UCSC) def. Akers/Wilkins (SC) 8-4
#2 Doubles Brudzinski/Fossett (UCSC) def. Koehler/Watkins (SC) 8-0
#3 Doubles Brook/Buciek (UCSC) def. Lockhart/Sheikh (SC) 8-4
The Banana Slugs' next action will be tomorrow as they take on #2 seeded Agnes Scott College for the Great South Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Championship. Match time is set for 8:30 am.