Urban Knights Top Banana Slugs in Regular Season Finale

Urban Knights Top Banana Slugs in Regular Season Finale

SAN FRANCISCO (4-15) – The Banana Slugs played their final regular season match of the 2017 season as they took on ITA/NCAA Division II #11 Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The Urban Knights won 9-0 over the Banana Slugs.

Both teams won their last match. The Banana Slugs are coming off a 9-0 win over Mills College in Santa Cruz last Saturday while the Urban Knights won 9-0 over Dominican University in San Francisco last Friday.

The Urban Knights won all six singles matches. Three matches – the #3 singles match between Zoë Brook of UC Santa Cruz and Klara Thell-Lenntorp of Academy of Art, the #5 singles match between Danielle Aparicio of the Banana Slugs and Paula Alcantara of the Urban Knights and the #6 singles match between Jessica Kirschmann of UC Santa Cruz and Taisiia Andrieieva of Academy of Art – finished with the Urban Knights' representative winning the match 6-0, 6-0.  Two additional matches - the #1 singles match between Vera Smekalina of the Banana Slugs and Monika Stanikova of the Urban Knights and the #2 singles match between Ashley Brudzinski of UC Santa Cruz and Annika Schneider of Academy of Art – each finished with the Urban Knights' player winning 6-1, 6-0. The #1 singles match ended with a 6-8 tiebreaker. The tightest singles match of the day was the #5 singles match between Claire Stoner of UC Santa Cruz and Maria Andrisani of Academy of Art. Andrisani defeated Stoner 6-1, 6-4.

The Urban Knights won all three doubles matches. Two doubles matches – the #1 doubles match between Smekalina and Stoner of the Banana Slugs and ITA/NCAA Division II #11 Alma Thell-Lenntorp and Klara Thell-Lenntorp and the #3 doubles match between Guerrero and Kirschmann of UC Santa Cruz and Alcantara and Stanikova – each had the Urban Knights' duo winning 8-0. The tightest doubles match was the #2 doubles match between Brook and Brudzinski of the Banana Slugs and Andrieieva and Schneider of the Urban Knights. Andrieieva and Schneider defeated Brook and Brudzinski 8-1.

Before are the full results:

#1 Singles        Monika Stanikova (AAU)         def.      Vera Smekalina (UCSC)          6-1, 6-0, 6-8

#2 Singles         Annika Schneider (AAU)          def.      Ashley Brudzinski (UCSC)      6-1, 6-0

#3 Singles         Klara Thell-Lenntorp (AAU)     def.      Zoë Brook (UCSC)                 6-0, 6-0

#4 Singles         Maria Andrisani (AAU)            def.      Claire Stoner (UCSC)             6-1, 6-4

#5 Singles         Paula Alcantara (AAU)             def.      Danielle Aparicio (UCSC)       6-0, 6-0

#6 Singles         Taisiia Andrieieva (AAU)         def.      Jessica Kirschmann (UCSC)    6-0, 6-0

#1 Doubles       T-Lenntorp/T-Lenntorp (AAU) def.      Smekalina/Stoner (UCSC)       8-0   

#2 Doubles       Andrieieva/Schneider (AAU)    def.      Brook/Brudzinski (UCSC)        8-1

#3 Doubles       Alcantara/Stanikova (AAU)      def.      Guerrero/Kirschmann (UCSC) 8-0

The next time the Banana Slugs hit the court will be April 27th-30th at the 117th Annual Ojai Tennis Tournament.