Fullerton Defeats Pacific 6-1

Photo by Matt Brown
Photo by Matt Brown
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FULLERTON, Calif. --- Cal State Fullerton rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 6-1 victory over Pacific on Saturday afternoon at Titan Tennis Courts.

With the victory, the Titans improve to 12-1 on the year.

For the 12th time this season, Cal State Fullerton started the match by winning the doubles point, as each of the Titan teams was victorious.


Camille De Leon and Alexis Valenzuela (9-1) won their sixth-straight doubles match with a 6-0 victory over Saenz deBuruaga Ruiz and Maayan Sela at the top of the lineup.


At No. 2 doubles, Sarah Nuno and Karla Portalatin won their eighth-straight and improved to 11-1 by defeating Anneroos Nederstigt and Sabrina Rodriguez, 6-1.


Masako Makiba and Danielle Pham scored their seventh win of the season, 6-2, over Yuki Asami and Anna Ramos Vinolas at No. 3 doubles.


In singles play, Valenzuela fought back from a first set loss as she edged Sela, 3-6, 6-2, 10-7, at the top of the order to improve to 10-1 this season.


At No. 2 singles, De Leon needed three sets to knock off Nederstigt, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 10-7. The senior is now 8-2 on the year.


Portalatin (10-2) won her third straight with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over deBuruaga Ruiz at No. 3 in the lineup.


At No. 5 in the order, Makiba dispatched Rodriguez, 6-3, 6-1, to improve to 7-5 on the season.


Pham defeated Asami, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 6 in the lineup as the junior is now 10-3 in 2017.


Cal State Fullerton returns to action at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, hosting No. 49 Nebraska at Titan Tennis Courts before traveling to San Jose State for a match on Friday.

Notes: Cal State Fullerton has its best record after 13 matches in program history…Pacific leads the all-time series 12-3 since 2000, but the Titans have won the last two matches.

Tennis Match Results

Pacific vs Cal State Fullerton

Mar 18, 2017 at Fullerton, Calif.

(Titan Tennis Courts)


Cal State Fullerton 6, Pacific 1


Singles competition

1. Alexis Valenzuela (CSF) def. Maayan Sela (PAC) 3-6, 6-2, 10-7

2. Camille De Leon (CSF) def. Anneroos Nederstigt (PAC) 7-6 (3-0), 4-6, 10-7

3. Karla Portalatin (CSF) def. Saenz deBuruaga Ruiz (PAC) 6-0, 6-0

4. Anna Ramos Vinolas (PAC) def. Sarah Nuno (CSF) 6-4, 6-7 (0-6), 10-8

5. Masako Makiba (CSF) def. Sabrina Rodriguez (PAC) 6-3, 6-1

6. Danielle Pham (CSF) def. Yuki Asami (PAC) 6-0, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Camille De Leon/Alexis Valenzuela (CSF) def. Saenz deBuruaga Ruiz/Maayan Sela (PAC) 6-0

2. Sarah Nuno/Karla Portalatin (CSF) def. Anneroos Nederstigt/Sabrina Rodriguez (PAC) 6-1

3. Masako Makiba/Danielle Pham (CSF) def. Yuki Asami/Anna Ramos Vinolas (PAC) 6-2


Match Notes:

Cal State Fullerton 12-1

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,6,1,2,4)


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