Akhmedova Claims Pair of Consolation Titles

Nov. 17, 2010

NORTHRIDGE, CA - Cal State Fullerton senior Karina Akhmedova claimed the Flight "C" Singles Consolation singles title and teamed up with sophomore Malorie dela Cruz to win the Flight "C" Consolation doubles crown, highlighting the Titans' run at the Matador Invitational hosted by Cal State Northridge over the weekend.

Akhmedova, who lost in the second round of the main draw to UC Santa Barbara's Casey Reede, won three straight matches in straight sets en route to her singles title, defeating Tiffany Man of the Master's College, 6-0, 6-0, her Fullerton teammate Leslie Bullock, 6-1, 6-0, and Cal State Bakersfield's Ashley Thornycroft in the championship match, 6-2, 6-3.

In doubles, following a pair of bye's, Akhmedova and dela Cruz defeated Bullock and Cal State's Stanislaus' Lexy Harrington, 8-0, before battling Cal State Bakersfield's Gabrielle Horton and Julie Hutton to an 8-6 win to claim the title.

dela Cruz also won a pair of singles matches in the Flight "B" main draw, sweeping past Cal State Bakersfield's Veronica Dimas and LMU's Miya Jin in straight sets before falling in the quarterfinals to Montana's Whitney Paluch, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2.

Sophomore Monica Rodriguez also had a strong showing, advancing to the semifinals of the Flight "C" main draw as the top seed, defeating Cal State Los Angeles' Charlotte Spassoff, 6-3, 6-2, and UC Santa Barbara's Alex McIntosh, 6-2, 6-3, before falling to eventual champion, Lorriane Cheung of Cal State Northridge, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.

The tournament concluded the fall schedule for the Titans, who open the spring dual match portion of their season on Jan. 22 with a pair of matches at San Diego and San Diego State.

Complete results from the tournament are below.

2010 MATADOR INVITATIONAL
Nov. 12-14 at Northridge, CA


SINGLES
Flight "A" - Main Draw
Anarnika Bhargava (PEP) def. Tiffany Mai (CSF), 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
April Bisharat (LMU) def. Morgan McIntosh (CSF), 6-0, 6-0

Flight "A" - Consolation
Nina Jaworowski (CSUN) def. Tiffany Mai (CSF)
Rebecca Bran (MONT) def. Morgan McIntosh (CSF)

Flight "B" - Main Draw
Malorie dela Cruz (CSF) def. Veronica Dimas (CSUB), 6-0, 6-0
Malorie dela Cruz (CSF) def. Miya Jin (LMU), 7-6, 6-2
Whitney Paluch (MONT) def. Malorie dela Cruz (CSF), 3-6, 7-6, 6-2
Megan Sandford (CSF) adv. over Michelle Murphy (UCSB) who withdrew due to injury
Susan McRann (ARIZ) def. Megan Sandford (CSF), 6-2, 6-0

Flight "C" - Main Draw
Monica Rodriguez (CSF) def. Charlotte Spassoff (CSULA), 6-3, 6-2
Monica Rodriguez (CSF) def. Alex McIntosh (UCSB), 6-2, 6-3
Lorriane Cheung (CSUN) def. Monica Rodriguez (CSF), 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
Casey Reede (UCSB) def. Karina Akhmedova (CSF), 6-2, 6-3
Samantha Chou (UCSB) def. Leslie Bullock (CSF), 7-5, 6-4

Flight "C" - Consolation
Leslie Bullock (CSF) def. Korina Barefield (CSUB), 6-3, 6-2
Leslie Bullock (CSF) def. Katie Thaxton (MC), 6-3, 6-1
Karina Akhmedova (CSF) def. Tiffany Man (MC), 6-0, 6-0
Karina Akhmedova (CSF) adv. over Maria Xavier (CSULA) in a walkover
Karina Akhmedova (CSF) def. Leslie Bullock (CSF), 6-1, 6-0
Karina Akhmedova (CSF) def. Ashley Thornycroft (CSUB), 6-2, 6-3

DOUBLES
Flight "A" - Main Draw
Doane/Man-Son-Hing (CSUN) def. Mai/Sandford (CSF), 8-3

Flight "A" - Consolation
Bran/Paluch (MONT) def. Mai/Sandford (CSF), 8-6

Flight "B" - Main Draw
Pistalu/Yang (CSUN) def. McIntosh/Rodriguez (CSF), 8-1

Flight "B" - Consolation
Alexander/Bran (MONT) def. McIntosh/Rodriguez (CSF), 8-2

Flight "C" - Main Draw
Davidson/Mackey (MONT) def. Bullock/Harrington (CSF/CSUS), 9-7
Dimas/Thornycroft (CSUB) def. Akhmedova/dela Cruz (CSF), 8-6

Flight "C" - Consolation
Bullock/Harrington (CSF/CSUS) def. Man/Zaretsky (MC), 8-6
Akhmedova/dela Cruz (CSF) def. Bullock/Harrington (CSF/CSUS), 8-0
Akhmedova/dela Cruz (CSF) def. Horton/Hutton (CSUB), 8-6