SANTA CRUZ (3-11) – The Banana Slugs finished up their two match homestand as they took on University of Texas-Dallas in Santa Cruz. The Comets defeated the Banana Slugs 6-3.
In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost 5-4 to California Lutheran University in Santa Cruz on Saturday while the Comets won 9-0 over Howard Payne University in Brownwood on Thursday.
The Comets won four singles matches while the Banana Slugs won two. In the #1 singles match between Ashley Issac of UC Santa Cruz and Sumvruta Ivengar of Texas-Dallas, Isaac defeated Ivengar 7-5, 6-2. In the #2 singles match between Kayla Manz of the Banana Slugs and Kathy Joseph of the Comets, Joseph defeated Manz 6-0, 6-2. In the #3 singles match between Vera Smekalina of UC Santa Cruz and Sindhu Ravula of Texas-Dallas, Ravula defeated Smekalina 6-2, 7-6 (5). In the #4 singles match between Therese Recidoro of the Banana Slugs and Sophie Farmer of the Comets, Farmer defeated Recidoro 6-2, 6-1. In the #6 singles match between Lauren Sandifer of UC Santa Cruz and Elizabeth Labra of Texas-Dallas, Labra defeated Sandifer 6-1, 6-4. The tightest singles match of the day was the #2 singles match between Isabelle Brown of the Banana Slugs and Svaksha Iyengar of the Comets. Brown defeated Iyengar 6-7 (6), 6-1 (10-5).
The Banana Slugs won two doubles matches while the Comets won one. In the #2 doubles match between Brown and Recidoro of the Banana Slugs and Farmer and Labra of the Comets, the duo of Brown and Recidoro won 8-4. In the #1 doubles match between Isaac and Manz of UC Santa Cruz and Joseph and Ravula of Texas-Dallas, Joseph and Ravula won 8-4. The tightest doubles match was the #3 doubles match between Sandifer and Claire Stoner of the Banana Slugs and Svaksha Ivengar and Vivian Sepulveda of Texas-Dallas. Ivengar and Sepulveda defeated Sandifer and Stoner 8-5.
Before are the full results:
#1 Singles Ashley Isaac (UCSC) def. Sumvruta Iyengar (UTD) 7-5, 6-2
#2 Singles Kathy Joseph (UTD) def. Kayla Manz (UCSC) 6-0, 6-2
#3 Singles Sindhu Ravula (UTD) def. Vera Smekalina (UCSC) 6-2, 7-6 (5)
#4 Singles Sophie Farmer (UTD) def. Therese Recidoro (UCSC) 6-2, 6-1
#5 Singles Isabelle Brown (UCSC) def. Svaksha Iyengar (UTD) 6-7 6, 6-1 10-5
#6 Singles Elizabeth Labra (UTD) def. Lauren Sandifer (UCSC) 6-1, 6-4
#1 Doubles Joseph/Ravula (UTD) def. Isaac/Manz (UCSC) 8-4
#2 Doubles Brown/Recidoro (UCSC) def. Farmer/Labra (UTD) 8-4
#3 Doubles Sv. Iyengar/Sepulveda (UTD) def. Sandifer/Stoner (UCSC) 8-5
The Banana Slugs' next match is March 26th as they take on Whittier College in Whittier.