Titans Struggle on Day One at ITA Regionals

Oct. 22, 2010

SAN DIEGO, CA - Cal State Fullerton sophomore Malorie dela Cruz was the lone Titan to post a victory on Thursday as the women's tennis team completed day one at the ITA West Regionals in San Diego.

In her opening match, dela Cruz defeated UCLA's Megan Lester in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, before falling in the second round to Arizona's Natasha Marks, 6-2, 6-3.

Three other singles players fell in straight sets as freshman Morgan McIntosh lost to San Diego State's Roxanne Ellison (6-2, 6-3), sophomore Tiffany Mai was defeated by UC Irvine's Rebecca Kwan (6-1, 7-6), and freshman Megan Sandford fell to Arizona's Elizabeth Hammond (6-2, 7-5).

Consolation play for singles begins on Friday morning.

In doubles play, the team of dela Cruz and Sandford opened with a loss to Arizona's Marks and Lacey Smith, 8-1, while the duo of Mai and McIntosh earned a bye into the second round, and will compete on Friday morning.

Updated main and consolation draws will be posted when available on San Diego State's website at www.goaztecs.com.

2010 ITA WEST REGIONALS
San Diego, CA


SINGLES
Malorie dela Cruz
def. Megan Lester (UCLA), 6-1, 6-1
lost to Natasha Marks (Arizona), 6-2, 6-3

Morgan McIntosh
lost to Roxanne Ellison (SDSU), 6-2, 6-3

Tiffany Mai
lost to Rebecca Kwan (UCI), 6-1, 7-6 (5)

Megan Sandford
lost to Elizabeth Hammond (Arizona), 6-2, 7-5

DOUBLES
dela Cruz/Sandford
lost to Marks/Smyth (Arizona), 8-1

Mai/McIntosh
first round BYE - vs. Aguilar/Wais (SDSU) on Friday (10/22)