NMSU Bests Titans

March 24, 2010

Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton got off to a good start by winning the doubles point but visiting New Mexico State won all but the No. 1 singles match to capture a 5-2 non-conference women's tennis match Tuesday on the Titan Courts.

Tiffany Mai and Monica Rodriguez teamed up to win No. 1 doiubles and Monica de la Cruz and Karina Akhmedova won No. 3 for the first Fullerton point. Mai won No. 1 singles when Sophia Marks had to retire.

Fullerton (1-11, 0-4) returns to Big West Conference action this weekend with matches at UC Davis on Saturday and Pacific on Sunday.

New Mexico State 5, Cal State Fullerton 2
Doubles
1 - Mai/Rodriguez (CSF) def. Kulaif/Costa (NMS), 8-6
2 - Marks/Sylvain (NMS) def. Cruz/Wiesener (CSF), 8-1
3 - de la Cruz/Akhmedova (CSF) def. Pinero/Salum (NMS), 9-7

Singles
1 - Tiffany Mai (CSF) def. Sophia Marks (NMS), 7-5, 3-3 retired
2 - Manon Sylvain (NMS) def. Monica Rodriguez (CSF), 6-1, 7-6
3 - Isabella Kulaif (NMS) def. Erin Wiesenger (CSF), 6-4, 6-3
4 - Ginet Pinero (NMS) def. Monica de la Cruz Z(CZSF), 6-4, 6-2
5 - Natalia Salum (NMS) def. Jerusha Cruz (CSF), 7-5, 6-2
6 - Elizabeth Tapia (NMS) def. Karina Akhmedova (CSF), 7-5, 6-4