FULLERTON, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton dropped its Big West Conference opener, 5-1, to 39th-ranked Long Beach State on Thursday afternoon at Titan Courts.
Freshman Emilia Borkowski was the only Titan to register a win in the singles lineup. The native of La Crescenta, Calif., was moved up to No. 4 in the lineup, and defeated Eva Rodriguez, 6-4, 7-5. Borkowski improves to 4-1 this season, after winning her three previous contests playing at No. 6.
With the win, the 49ers improve to 2-0 overall and in Big West play, while Cal State Fullerton drops to 1-4 overall and 0-1 against league competition.
The Titans return to the court on Saturday with a 1 p.m. start at Cal State Northridge.
No. 39 Long Beach State 5, Cal State Fullerton 1
Titan Courts (Fullerton, Calif.)
1. Klaudia Malenovska (LBSU) def. Tiffany Mai (CSF) 6-2, 6-1
2. Morgan McIntosh (CSF) vs. Ebba Unden (LBSU), Unfinished
3. Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) def. Monica Rodriguez (CSF) 6-2, 6-0
4. Emilia Borkowski (CSF) def. Eva Rodriguez (LBSU) 6-4, 7-5
5. Anna Jeczmionka (LBSU) def. Megan Sandford (CSF), 6-2, 7-6
6. Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) def. Malorie de la Cruz (CSF), 6-0, 6-3
1. Cantlay/Malenovska (LBSU) def. McIntosh/Kalika Slevcove (CSF), 8-3
2. Rozenberg/Unden (LBSU) def. Mai/Rodriguez (CSF), 8-5
3. Hazuki Onaga/Anne-Sophie Willems (LBSU) def. Borkowski/Sandford (CSF), 8-4
Cal State Fullerton (1-4, 0-1)
Long Beach State (2-0, 2-0)