Hawai’i Goes Undefeated in Big West after Win over Titans

Hawai’i Goes Undefeated in Big West after Win over Titans
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FULLERTON, Calif. --- Hawai'i won its first outright Big West Championship with a 4-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton at Titan Tennis Courts on Sunday afternoon.

The Rainbow Wahine (14-6, 8-0 BWC) will be the No. 1 seed at next week's Big West Conference Championship, while the Titans (18-3, 5-3) will be the No. 4 seed and will play No. 5 seed CSUN (9-11, 3-5) at 11 a.m., Friday in the quarterfinals at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

For the first time this season, Cal State Fullerton lost the doubles point as Cindy Nguyen and Klara Pribylova defeated Sarah Nuno and Karla Portalatin, 6-4, at No. 2 doubles, ending the pair's 14-match win streak.

In a match of two ranked teams, No. 68 Petra Melounova and Roxanne Resma edged No. 51 Camille De Leon and Alexis Valenzuela, 7-5, snapping the duo's 13-match win streak.

With a 1-0 lead, UH's Michelle Pits defeated Danielle Pham, 6-1, 6-0, at the bottom of the order to take a 2-0 advantage.

Marina Hruba moved past Karla Portalatin, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 3 singles to give the Rainbow Wahine a 3-0 lead.

 

Nikola Dolakova's 6-3, 6-3 victory over Masako Makiba at No. 5 singles clinched the winning point for Hawai'i.

 

Notes: Cal State Fullerton suffered its first doubles loss of the season…the Titans and Matadors will play one another for the second straight year in the Big West quarterfinals.

 

Tennis Match Results

Hawai'i vs Cal State Fullerton

Apr 23, 2017 at Fullerton, Calif.

(Titan Tennis Courts)

 

Hawai'i 4, Cal State Fullerton 0

 

Singles competition

1. Alexis Valenzuela (CSF) vs. #54 Petra Melounova (UH) 4-6, 4-1, unfinished

2. Camille De Leon (CSF) vs. Cindy Nguyen (UH) 7-6 (6-0), 3-2, unfinished

3. Marina Hruba (UH) def. Karla Portalatin (CSF) 6-4, 6-2

4. Sarah Nuno (CSF) vs. Roxanne Resma (UH) 7-5, 2-5, unfinished

5. Nikola Dolakova (UH) def. Masako Makiba (CSF) 6-3, 6-3

6. Michelle Pits (UH) def. Danielle Pham (CSF) 6-1, 6-0

 

Doubles competition

1. #68 Petra Melounova/Roxanne Resma (UH) def. #51 Camille De Leon/Alexis Valenzuela (CSF) 7-5

2. Cindy Nguyen/Klara Pribylova (UH) def. Sarah Nuno/Karla Portalatin (CSF) 6-4

3. Masako Makiba/Danielle Pham (CSF) vs. Alzbeta Houbova/Marina Hruba (UH) 5-4, unfinished

 

Match Notes:

Hawai'i 14-6, 8-0 BWC

Cal State Fullerton 18-3, 5-3 BWC

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,3,5)

 

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