FULLERTON, Calif. --- Cal State Fullerton won its fourth consecutive match with a 4-0 victory over No. 21 Azusa Pacific at Titan Tennis Courts on Tuesday afternoon.
The Titans (15-1) will now head north for a pair of crucial Big West Conference matches at UC Santa Barbara on Saturday and Cal Poly on Sunday.
Fullerton is also closing in on last year's program record 17 victories as the Titans have five matches remaining in the regular season.
APU (11-6) entered the match ranked No. 21 in the Oracle/ITA Division II Women's National Team Rankings.
For the 15th time this season, Cal State Fullerton captured the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead.
The Titans took a 2-0 lead when Portalatin picked up her 12th singles victory of the year with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Kashina at No. 3 singles.
At No. 5 in the order, Masako Makiba dispatched Resler, 6-3, 6-2, before Nuno clinched the match with 6-1, 7-6 (5-0) victory against Kara Hinton at No. 4 singles.
Fullerton returns to action traveling to UC Santa Barbara on Saturday and Cal Poly on Sunday.
Notes: Cal State Fullerton has its best record after 16 matches in program history…Fullerton has yet to lose the doubles point in 2017.
Tennis Match Results
Azusa Pacific University vs Cal State Fullerton
Apr 04, 2017 at Fullerton, Calif.
(Titan Tennis Courts)
Cal State Fullerton 4, #21 Azusa Pacific University 0
1. Alexis Valenzuela (CSF) vs. #35 Natalie Johnson (APU) 7-5, 3-2, unfinished
2. Camille De Leon (CSF) vs. Lisa Schneider (APU) 3-6, 6-3, 4-1, unfinished
3. Karla Portalatin (CSF) def. Valeriia Kashina (APU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Sarah Nuno (CSF) def. Kara Hinton (APU) 6-1, 7-6 (5-0)
5. Masako Makiba (CSF) def. Jackie Resler (APU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Isabel Donaldson (CSF) vs. Tatiana Betancourt (APU) 4-6, 2-5, unfinished
Azusa Pacific University 11-6; National ranking #21
Cal State Fullerton 15-1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,5,4)
APU ranked No. 21 in Oracle/ITA Division II Women's National Team Rankings
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