The CSUN women’s tennis team (4-0, 3-0 Big West) refuse to lose as they defeated Cal State Fullerton 4-3 Saturday afternoon at the Matador Tennis Complex. In the fourth match of the season, the Matadors swept the doubles matches to remain undefeated in the Big West Conference.
In doubles play, freshman Kiryang Kim and sophomore Vivian Lin won 8-5 in the top doubles match and junior Jessica Warren and senior Criss Rodriguez were victorious 8-5 in their match. After a hard fought battle that went into the 15th game, sophomore Mickey Hsu and sophomore Kristen Poei won 8-7 (5).
The wins in doubles play were important in the outcome of the match. The Titans won the first two singles matches but the Matadors displayed toughness and the will to win by defeating Cal State Fullerton in the next two matches. Poei and Rodriguez won in straight sets to take a 3-2 match lead.
The third singles draw between Kim and the Titans’ senior Megan Sandford turned out to be the decisive point for CSUN. Kim lost the first set 5-7, but came back to win the next two sets 6-3, 6-1 to secure the win.
The Matadors look to continue their winning streak and remain undefeated at home when they host Eastern Michigan at the Matador Tennis Complex on Tuesday, Feb. 24. First serve is scheduled at 2 p.m.
1. Lin/Kim vs Sandford/DeLeon 8-5
2. Hsu/Poei vs Pham/Valenzuela 8-7 (5)
3. Rodriguez/Warren vs Borkowski/Slevcove 8-5
1. Valenzuela vs Lin 6-1, 6-4
2. De Leon vs Hsu 6-4, 7-5
3. Kim vs Sandford 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
4. Rodriguez vs Pham 6-3, 6-2
5. Slevcove vs Warren 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
6. Poei vs Erasmus 6-1, 6-0