Fullerton Falls in Belated Big West Opener

Feb. 17, 2010

FULLERTON, CA - Visiting Cal State Northridge swept all nine matches on the afternoon, handing the host Cal State Fullerton women's tennis team a 7-0 defeat on Wednesday afternoon in the Titans Big West Conference opener at the Titan Courts.

After having the start of conference play pushed back due to rains in Southern California, the Matadors swept doubles for the quick 1-0 lead, then took four of the six singles matches in straight sets to close out Fullerton.

The duo of Jerusha Cruz and Karina Akhmedova had the Titans' best chance in doubles play after Northridge had won 8-2 and 8-1 at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots. However, the duo fell to the Matadors' Nigora Sirojiddinova and Maria Pistalu, 8-7.

In singles play, both Erin Wiesener and Malorie dela Cruz took sets from their respective opponents, however Whitney Paluch and Anna Yang prevailed in three sets to help clinch the sweep.

1. Doane/Yang (CSUN) def. Mai/Rodriguez (CSF), 8-2
2. Jaworowski/Paluch (CSUN) def. dela Cruz/Wiesener (CSF), 8-1
3. Sirojiddinova/Pistalu (CSUN) def. Akhmedova/Cruz (CSF), 8-7

1. Brooke Doane (CSUN) def. Tiffany Mai (CSF), 6-3, 6-2
2. Nina Jaworowski (CSUN) def. Monica Rodriguez (CSF), 6-2, 6-4
3. Whitney Paluch (CSUN) def. Erin Wiesener (CSF), 6-7, 6-2 (10-7)
4. Anna Yang (CSUN) def. Malorie dela Cruz (CSF), 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
5. Nigora Sirojiddinova (CSUN) def. Jerusha Cruz (CSF), 6-0, 6-1
6. Maria Pistalu (CSUN) def. Karina Akhmedova (CSF), 6-2, 6-3


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Thu Jan 18
1:30 PM
UC San Diego
at Cal State Fullerton
Sat Jan 27
8:00 AM
Cal State Fullerton
at Florida
Sun Jan 28
Cal State Fullerton
vs. TBA
@ Gainsville, Fla.
Sat Feb 03
11:00 AM
Cal State Fullerton
at UC Riverside
Fri Feb 09
1:30 PM
Grand Canyon
at Cal State Fullerton
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