CSUN excels at San Diego State Tournament


Junior Mickey Hsu was instrumental in helping the Matadors earn a victory in their home-opener on Saturday, Jan. 30. (File Photo/The Sundial)

Giovanni Garcia

Juniors Mickey Hsu and Kristen Poei won the the top doubles draw at the San Diego State Fall Classic II this past weekend.

To win the draw, they defeated Cal Poly, Colorado and San Diego State.

After combining to go 33-7 in dual competition during the spring and garnering consecutive All-Big West honors, Hsu and Poei defeated San Diego State 6-2 to win the championship after only losing eight games over three matches.

CSUN would also see other doubles competitors earn victories.

The duo of sophomore Kiryang Kim and freshman Skyla Alcon earned victories in the consolation side of the second doubles flight. Kim and Alcon beat UC Irvine and Colorado.

While in the same bracket, junior’s Vivian Lin and Mari Taslagyan were victorious over Colorado and Arizona.

CSUN also had other doubles playing over the weekend and were able to post wins.

Sophomore Scout Shutter and freshman Elisaveta Nosenko earned a win over San Diego, while senior Leslie Chang and freshman Arpe Bagumyan defeated a pair from San Diego State.

In singles action, Lin obtained wins over San Diego State and Colorado in the second singles flight. Alcon also earned wins after defeating opponents from Air Force and UC Irvine.

The Matadors continued its success in the third singles flight.

Taslagyan earned victories over Air Force and Colorado while Kim was victorious over UC Irvine, Colorado and San Diego State. Bagumyan had a three-set victory over UC Irvine.

Shutter also managed a victory over UC Irvine, while Poei got a win against Arizona. Chang and Nosenko also competed in singles action; Chang managed a victory over her opponent from UC Irvine.

After several impressive performances, CSUN now has significant time off as they won’t be back on the court for competition until Friday, Jan. 15 for the Long Beach State Winter Invitational.