FULLERTON, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton women's tennis is back in action this week as they head to San Diego to take on San Diego State, on Friday.
First, serve against the Aztecs is set for 2 p.m. PT.
OPPONENTS AND HISTORY
March 23 | 2:00 p.m. PT | Aztec Tennis Center | San Diego, Calif.
San Diego State leads the all-time series 17-2 since 1981, but the Titans have won the last two matches.
The Aztecs are 7-8 overall for the season and are 7-3 when defending the Aztec Tennis Center.
In last year's clash of the Titans and Aztecs, Fullerton came out on top with a 4-0 win over San Diego.
BIG WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Freshman Genevieve Zeidan received the accolade for the week of 3/14. Zeidan's trio of wins elevated her to the top spot of the Fullerton leaderboards. Zeidan has improved her record since and now rides a 14-match win streak and is 15-1 overall in dual play.
Zeidan on being honored, "It feels great to be honored but it is even better that the program is being recognized for their efforts this season."
HOME SWEET HOME
This season has proved that at home, the Titans are unstoppable. At the Titan Tennis Courts, Cal State Fullerton is 8-0.
SETTING A STREAK
Fullerton stands alone at the top of the Big West Conference standings at 14-2 (3-0) overall for the season. The Titans are on an eight-match win streak and have proved their perseverance after winning two close matches against Pacific (3/14) and Hawai'i (3/17). The Titans came back from behind to finish with a 4-3 win both times.
Fullerton opened conference play with a dominant 6-1 win over UC Riverside on Feb. 3. The Titans capitalized and swept the doubles matches to earn the point to put the Titans in the lead and then proceeded to take five of the six singles matches. The Titans continued their conference hot streak with a 4-0 win over CSUN on Feb. 16.
After the comeback win over Hawai'i (3/17) Fullerton advanced to 14-2 (3-0) for the season.
The Titans' season opener (1/18) marked the beginning of a new era for the Valenzuela sisters. Alexis Valenzuela returned to the courts as the new volunteer coach, while sister, Taylor, embarked on her first match as a Titan.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
Cal State Fullerton welcomed five incoming freshmen for the 2017-18 campaign, Caisey Lee Emery, Jadie Acidera, Tiani Jadulang, Taylor Valenzuela and Genevieve Zeidan. The group was ranked the ninth-best incoming class among mid-majors according to TennisRecruiting.net.
IN THE RANKINGS
In the latest rankings released on March 21, Zeidan rounds at the list at No. 125.
Freshman Genevieve Zeidan has continued to lead the charge for the Titans, she is currently a stellar 25-2 overall in singles play and 15-1 in dual match play. Zeidan spent four months in the rankings going from No.103 to No. 97.
ABOUT DIANNE MATIAS
Matias enters her fifth year with the Titan Tennis program. She owns an overall coaching record of 75-54 and 68-39 mark while with Fullerton. She was named the Big West Conference Coach of the Year in 2016.
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