Titans Bucked by Broncos
March 25, 2009
FULLERTON, CA - Leslie Bullock won her second straight singles match but Santa Clara was too much as a team for Cal State Fullerton women's tennis in a 5-2 non-conference win on Titan Courts, Wednesday afternoon.
CSF head coach Bill Reynolds tried to change the Titans (3-15, 0-5) luck early in the match with a change in the doubles pairings. The normal No. 2 doubles team of Jaycee Cruz and Brandy Andrews was split up for the match against the Broncos (7-6). Cruz paired up with Bullock in the No. 2 spot, and Andrews teamed up with Karina Akhmedova to play in the No. 3 position. The moves didn't work out and both teams lost 2-8.
In singles, Bullock pulled off her second consecutive win in the No. 1 position with a 6-2, 6-4 straight sets victory over Santa Clara's Stephanie Galainena.
Reynolds made another move in singles when he moved Cheyenne Inglis up to the No. 3 position to play Carmen Pham. After dropping the first set 2-6, Inglis pushed the second set to a tiebreaker, but came up on the wrong end of a 5-7 score.
Cruz found the right side of that 7-5 tiebreaker score in her match with Kimi Cox. Cruz won the first set 7-5, and left no doubt in the second set with a 6-1 win.
The Titans hit the homestretch of their Big West Conference Schedule when they play Pacific on Titan Courts, Saturday at 12 p.m.
NCAA WOMEN'S TENNIS
Cal State Fullerton 2, Santa Clara University 5
1. Leslie Bullock (CSF) def. Stephanie Galainena (SC), 6-2, 6-4
2. Kacie Wagner (SC) def. Shelly Injejikian (CSF), 6-2, 6-0
3. Carmen Pham (SC) def. Cheyenne Inlgis (CSF), 6-2, 7-5
4. Ashley Pane (SC) def. Karina Akhmedova (CSF), 6-3, 6-1
5. Kelly Buckley (SC) def. Brandy Andrews (CSF), 6-1, 6-2
6. Jerusha Cruz (CSF) def. Kimi Cox (SC), 7-5, 6-1
1. Galainena/Pane (SC) def. Injejikian/Inglis (CSF), 8-4
2. Myra Davoudi/Pham (SC) def. Bullock/Cruz (CSF), 8-2
3. Wagner/Cox (SC) def. Akhmedova/Andrews (CSF), 8-2