Women’s Tennis: CSUN drops Big West regular season finale 4-1 against University of Hawaii


Raul Martinez

Kiryang Kim returns the serve in an intense game that went to three setsand finished with Kim’s 10-8 victory and a CSUN 6-1 victory over Towson University on Tuesday, March 17. (Raul Martinez/ Staff Photographer)

David Hurwitz

The Matadors (14-5, 5-3 Big West) had their two-game winning streak snapped on Senior Day to Big West conference opponent Hawaii (10-9, 5-3 Big West) on Sunday.

Senior Criss Rodriguez, a 2014 All-Big West Honorable mention, was the only Matador to earn singles and doubles victories all while in her final CSUN regular season home game.

Rodriguez improved to 15-3 overall and 6-2 against Big West opponents by defeating her opponent in straight sets in the third draw, 6-4 and 6-3. Hawaii won the other three singles matches and the Matadors had no chance of rallying for a victory.

The Rainbow Wahine won the three doubles matches to take an early 1-0 lead in the regular season finale for the Matadors.

In doubles play, Rodriguez and junior Jessica Warren improved to 11-4 on the season and 4-3 against Big West opponents by defeating their opponent in the third draw 8-2.

The CSUN women’s tennis team finished the season at 14-5 overall and 5-3 in the Big West. The Matadors finished fifth in the Big West and will play Hawaii Friday in the Big West Tournament Quarterfinal match in Indian Wells, Calif.


1. Petrickova/Kostalova vs. Hsu/Poei 8-6

2. Faltusz/Nguyen vs. Kim/Lin 8-3

3. Rodriguez/Warren vs. Malova/Pribylova 8-2


1. Nguyen vs. Hsu 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

2. Malova vs. Lin 6-0, 6-1

3. Rodriguez vs. Kostalova 6-4, 6-3

4. Petriskova vs. Kim 6-1, 6-4