SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. --- Alexis Valenzuela's three-set victory over Cal Poly's Susanne Boyden at the top of the lineup clinched the match-winning point for Cal State Fullerton as the Titans defeated the Mustangs, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon.
With the win, Fullerton is now 16-2 overall and 4-2 in Big West Conference play. Cal Poly is 3-12 on the year and 1-4 against league competition.
For the 17th time this season, Fullerton started the match by taking a 1-0 lead in doubles play. Camille De Leon and Valenzuela (14-1) won their 11th straight at the top of the order, defeating Molly Reed and Seriana Saltzen, 6-1.
Junior Danielle Pham put Fullerton ahead 2-0 as she dispatched Bacharach, 6-0, 6-4, at the bottom of the order, improving her record to 12-4 this season.
The Titans took a 3-0 lead after sophomore Masako Makiba defeated Celine Gruaz, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 5 in the lineup.
Cal Poly scored its first point when Louise Oxnevad scored a 6-2, 6-3 victory over De Leon at No. 2 singles, and the Mustangs closed 3-2 when Reed edged Nuno, 7-5, 6-1, at No. 4 in the order.
Saltzen tied the match with a 6-2, 7-6 win over Portalatin before Valenzuela's win clinched Fullerton's victory.
The Titans return to action on Saturday at CSUN with the start time set for 11 a.m.
Notes: Cal State Fullerton has not lost the doubles point this season…Fullerton's 16 victories are just one shy of tying last season's program record 17 wins.
Tennis Match Results
Cal State Fullerton vs Cal Poly
Apr 09, 2017 at
Cal State Fullerton 4, Cal Poly 3
1. Alexis Valenzuela (CSF) def. Susanne Boyden (CPWT) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
2. Louise Oxnevad (CPWT) def. Camille De Leon (CSF) 6-2, 6-3
3. Seriana Saltzen (CPWT) def. Karla Portalatin (CSF) 6-2, 7-6
4. Molly Reed (CPWT) def. Sarah Nuno (CSF) 7-5, 6-1
5. Masako Makiba (CSF) def. Celine Gruaz (CPWT) 6-3, 6-1
6. Danielle Pham (CSF) def. Abigail Bacharach (CPWT) 6-0, 6-4
Cal State Fullerton 16-2, 4-2 BWC
Cal Poly 3-12, 1-4 BWC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,5,2,4,3,1)
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