Trailblazers Defeat Banana Slugs 8-1

Trailblazers Defeat Banana Slugs 8-1

SANTA CRUZ, CA (March 31) The Banana Slugs played their fourth match of a five match homestand as they took on NCAA Division II Dixie State University at East Tennis Courts. The Trailblazers won all six singles matches and won the match 8-1.

In their last match, the Banana Slugs lost 8-1 to NAIA member Westmont College on Saturday in Santa Cruz while the Trailblazers defeated Holy Names University yesterday in Oakland.

The Trailblazers won all six singles matches. Two matches – the #1 singles match between Ashley Isaac of UC Santa Cruz and Yolena Carlon of Dixie State and the #2 singles match between Sabrina Lieu of the Banana Slugs and Megan Lynch of the Trailblazers – ended with the representatives from Utah winning 6-1, 6-2. Two additional matches - the #2 singles match between Isabelle Brown of UC Santa Cruz and Kyra Harames of Dixie State and the #5 singles match between Ines Pelvang of the Banana Slugs and Elly Lloyd of Trailblazers – saw the visitors win 6-1, 6-1. The tightest matches were the #3 singles match between Kayla Manz of UC Santa Cruz and Isabel Heras of Dixie State and the #6 singles match between the Banana Slugs' Vivian Lee and the Trailblazers' Hattie Erekson. Each match ended with the Trailblazers winning 6-2, 6-2.

The Trailblazers won two doubles matches while the Banana Slugs won one. In the #3 doubles match between UC Santa Cruz's Lieu and Recidoro and Dixie State's Erekson and Juliana Honczaruk, Lieu and Recidoro defeated Erekson and Honczaruk 8-5. In the #2 doubles match between Manz and Pelvang of the Banana Slugs and Harames and Lynch of the Trailblazers, Harames and Lynch defeated the Slugs' duo 8-3. The tightest doubles match was the #1 doubles match between UC Santa Cruz's Brown and Isaac and Dixie State's Carlon and Heras. Carlon and Heras defeated Brown and Isaac 8-7 (2).

Below are the full results:

#1 Singles        Yolena Carlon (DSU)               def.      Ashley Isaac (UCSC)                6-1, 6-2

#2 Singles        Kyra Harames (DSU)               def.      Isabelle Brown (UCSC)            6-1, 6-1

#3 Singles        Isabel Heras (DSU)                 def.      Kayla Manz (UCSC)                 6-2, 6-2

#4 Singles        Megan Lynch (DSU)                def.      Sabrina Lieu (UCSC)                6-1, 6-2

#5 Singles        Elly Lloyd (DSU)                     def.      Ines Pelvang (UCSC)                6-1, 6-1

#6 Singles        Hattie Erekson (DSU)              def.      Vivian Lee (UCSC)                   6-2, 6-2

#1 Doubles       Carlon/Heras (DSU)                def.      Brown/Isaac (UCSC)                8-7 (2)

#2 Doubles       Harames/Lynch (DSU)            def.      Manz/Pelvang (UCSC)              8-3

#3 Doubles       Lieu/Recidoro (UCSC)             def.      Erekson/Honczaruk (DSU)        8-5                  

The next match for the Banana Slugs is Thursday as they take on NCAA Division II member Holy Names University in Santa Cruz.