Titans Return to Action, Host Thunderbirds and Gauchos
FULLERTON, Calif. - The Cal State Fullerton women's tennis team returns to action this weekend, hosting Southern Utah (Saturday) and UC Santa Barbara (Sunday) at the Titan Tennis Courts.
SU: Saturday, Feb. 22 | 11:00 a.m. PT | Titan Tennis Courts (Fullerton, Calif.)
UCSB: Sunday, Feb. 23 | 11:00 a.m. PT | Titan Tennis Courts (Fullerton, Calif.)
CSF IN THE RANKINGS: Team - None | Singles - None | Doubles - None
SU IN THE RANKINGS: Team – None | Singles - None | Doubles – None
UCSB IN THE RANKINGS: Team – None | Singles - None | Doubles – None
Fullerton News & Notes
Cal State Fullerton (1-6, 0-3 Big West) enters the week on a five-match losing streak, including close losses to Loyola Marymount (4-3) and then-42nd-ranked UC Irvine (4-3).
In both matches, the loss of the doubles point proved to be the difference as Fullerton holds an 8-13 record (.381) in doubles dual play this year.
In singles dual action, Fullerton sports a record of 13-29 (.310), although the top three spots hold a wining record of 11-10, while the bottom three positions in the lineup have struggled at 2-19.
The Titans have a pair of freshman in the singles lineup as rookie Camille De Leon leads her teammates with a record of 5-2 competing in the No. 3 position.
Fellow freshman Alexis Valenzuela holds a dual record of 4-3, competing the majority of the time at the No. 2 spot. The native is West Covina, Calif., is also on a team-best three-match win streak. Valenzuela won her first match at the No. 1 spot last Thursday, defeating UC Irvine's Marivick Mamiit, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 10-8.
In doubles play, the team of Valenzuela and junior Kalika Slevcove leads Fullerton with a record of 5-2 competing at No. 2.
Southern Utah opens its season on Thursday in St. George, Utah at Dixie State. The Thunderbirds will also visit UC Riverside during their trip to southern California. Dating back to 2004, Southern Utah and Cal State Fullerton have met three times with the Titans winning each match.
UC Santa Barbara (1-6, 0-0 Big West) will open league play on Saturday at UC Irvine before visiting the Titans on Sunday.
The Gauchos have lost three in a row, and the team's only win is a 4-3 victory against Loyola Marymount on Feb. 1.
Dating back to 2001, the Titans have lost 12 straight matches to the Gauchos.