Titans Travel to CSUN Saturday

Photo by Matt Brown
Photo by Matt Brown
Match 19
Cal State Fullerton at CSUN
Date: Saturday, April 15
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Northridge, Calif.
Venue: Matador Tennis Complex
Series Record: CSUN leads 17-2 (dating back to 2000)


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FULLERTON, Calif. --- Cal State Fullerton has just one match scheduled this week as the Titans travel to CSUN for an 11 a.m. start at Matador Tennis Complex on Saturday.


The Titans (16-2, 4-2 BWC) enter the week at fourth in the Big West Conference standings, just ahead of the Matadors (9-9, 3-3 BWC).

CSF IN THE RANKINGS: Team: None | Singles: None | Doubles: No. 78 Camille De Leon and Alexis Valenzuela
CSUN IN THE RANKINGS: Team: None | Singles: None | Doubles: None

Cal State Fullerton has its best record (16-2) after 18 matches in program history, and Fullerton has yet to lose the doubles point in 2017. Fullerton is closing in on last year's program record 17 victories as the Titans have three matches remaining in the regular season.

Senior Alexis Valenzuela has won her last four matches to improve to 13-1 in 2017, and her career mark is now 53-15 in dual match singles play.

Fellow senior Camille De Leon is 10-3 in singles action, and boasts a career singles mark of 52-28 at Fullerton.

As a group, the Titans' singles record is 66-24 (.733) in 2017, and Fullerton's doubles record is 37-8 (.822).

Junior Danielle Pham is 12-4 on the season, while sophomores Karla Portalatin (12-5) and Sarah Nuno (10-5) are also having successful years. Fellow sophomore Masako Makiba is 9-6.


In doubles play the team of Sarah Nuno and Karla Portalatin (16-1) has won 13 in a row, while the team of De Leon and Valenzuela (14-1) has won 11 straight matches.


CSUN (9-9, 3-3 BWC) trails Cal State Fullerton by one match in the Big West Conference standings and will play UC Irvine on Thursday before hosting the Titans. A season ago, the Titans and Matadors went 1-1 as Fullerton won the regular season meeting, 5-2, but the Matadors upset CSF, 4-3, in the Big West quarterfinals.


Senior Alexis Valenzuela has been voted the Big West Conference Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week five times during her career and two times in 2017.

Most recently the West Covina, Calif., native earned the honor after going 2-0 in singles action and 2-0 in doubles play in wins against UC Irvine (5-2) and Seton Hall (6-1).

In addition, she posted three singles victories as the Titans swept UC San Diego, the No. 13-ranked team in Division II, as well as San Diego State (4-0) and San Diego (4-3) on the road in the second week of the season.

Cal State Fullerton sophomore Sarah Nuno went a combined 3-0 in singles and doubles play to earn the Big West Conference Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week award, it was announced by the league on Feb. 8.
Nuno overcame a first set loss to Joselyn Treyes Albar, but rebounded to win the match against her Dons counterpart, prevailing 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-3.
Against Santa Clara, she blanked Zeina El Tawil, 6-0, 6-0.  She helped the Titans capture the doubles point with Portalatin, as the duo took care of El Tawil and Nabila Farah, 6-2. 
The athlete of the week award was the first for Nuno during her Titan career.


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