Pilots Edge Titans, 4-3

March 15, 2012

Fullerton, Calif. - Anastasia Polyakova defeated Tiffany Mai, 6-2, in the third and decisive set in the decisive No. 1 singles match Thursday afternoon to give University of Portland a 4-3 non-conference women's tennis victory at Cal State Fullerton.

Fullerton (5-7) won the doubles point but the Pilots (4-5) took three of the first five completed singles matches so it came down to court No. 1. Polyakova had won the first set, 6-3, but Mai rallied to even the match with a 6-2 victory. Polyakova then jumped to a 5-0 lead in the third set. Mai broke serve and then held serve once to make it 5-2 but Polykova won the last game in four points.

Fullerton hosts Colorado State on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Portland 4, Cal State Fullerton 3
DOUBLES
1 - Polyakova/Fuchs (P) def. Mai/McIntosh (F), 8-7
2 - Slevoce/Rodriguez (F) def. Hoath/Tucker (P), 8-4
3 - Pepa/Tomalko (F) def. Gorence/Mahairas (P), 8-4

SINGLES
1 - Polyakova (P) def. Mai (F), 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
2 - Fuchs (P) def. Rodriguez (F), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
3 - Hoath (P) def. Slevcove (F) 0-6, 6-3, 6-2
4 - De La Cruz (F) def. Mahairas (P), 6-1, 6-0
5 - Pepa (F) def. Tucker (P), 6-0, 6-2
6 - Gorence (P) def. Tomalko (F) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3