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.