FULLERTON, Calif. --- Cal State Fullerton's season-opening 11-match win streak was snapped in a narrow 4-3 loss to Long Beach State on Friday afternoon at Titan Tennis Courts.
The Titans (11-1, 2-1 BWC) suffered their first defeat of the season, while the 49ers improved 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the Big West Conference.
For the 11th time this year, Cal State Fullerton clinched the doubles point as Sarah Nuno and Karla Portalatin defeated Laura Eales and Lena Pacholski, 6-3, at No. 2 doubles before Masako Makiba and Danielle Pham held off Maren Helgo and Natalia Munoz, 6-3 at No. 3 in the order.
Notes: Cal State Fullerton's program record 11-match win streak was snapped…the Titans have lost 23 consecutive matches to Long Beach State dating back to 2000…Alexis Valenzuela and Sarah Nuno each had nine-match singles win streaks snapped.
Tennis Match Results
Long Beach State vs Cal State Fullerton
Mar 10, 2017 at Fullerton, Calif.
(Titan Tennis Courts)
Long Beach State 4, Cal State Fullerton 3
1. Maeva Razakasoa (LBSU) def. Alexis Valenzuela (CSF) 6-4, 6-1
2. Julie Gerard (LBSU) def. Camille De Leon (CSF) 6-3, 6-2
3. Karla Portalatin (CSF) def. Maren Helgo (LBSU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
4. Lena Pacholski (LBSU) def. Sarah Nuno (CSF) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-3
5. Natalia Munoz (LBSU) def. Masako Makiba (CSF) 6-0, 6-4
6. Danielle Pham (CSF) def. Laura Eales (LBSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Long Beach State 8-2, 4-1 BWC
Cal State Fullerton 11-1, 2-1 BWC
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (5,2,1,6,3,4)
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