FULLERTON, Calif. –Kalika Slevcove may have needed three sets, but the sophomore's victory over Kelsey Daguio clinched Cal State Fullerton's 4-3 win against No. 65 Hawai'i on Wednesday afternoon at Titan Courts.
The match had to be finished at the Fullerton Tennis Center due to darkness.
The Titans have now won their last three matches, bringing their overall record to 4-4 while improving to 2-1 in Big West Conference action. The Rainbow Wahine fall to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in league play.
Slevcove, playing at the No. 5 spot of the lineup, improved her singles record to 6-1 with the match-winning 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 win over Daguio.
The day started with Fullerton taking a 1-0 lead by clinching the doubles point as Tiffany Mai and Monica Rodriguez partnered at No. 1 to defeat Daguio and Katarina Poljakova, 8-3. Emilia Borkowski and Megan Sandford easily handled Kelly Domingo and Martina Kostalova, 8-2, at No. 3.
Sandford was the first Titan to claim a singles win, knocking off Rebecca Faltusz, 6-1, 6-4. Morgan McIntosh improved to 4-3 in 2013 with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Xenia Suworowa at No. 2 as the Titans got the three singles victories they needed.
Cal State Fullerton returns to action on Thursday, Feb. 21 hosting UC San Diego.
Cal State Fullerton 4, No. 65 Hawai'i 3
No. 1 Katarina Poljakova (UH) def. Tiffany Mai (CSF), 6-4, 7-5
No. 2 Morgan McIntosh (CSF) def. Xenia Suworowa (UH), 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Martina Kostalova (UH) def. Monica Rodriguez (CSF), 6-1, 1-6, 6-1
No. 4 Paulina Petriskova (UH) def. Emilia Borkowski (CSF), 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 Kalika Slevcove (CSF) def. Kelsey Daguio (UH), 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5
No. 6 Megan Sandford (CSF) def. Rebecca Faltusz (UH), 6-1, 6-4
1. Mai/ Monica Rodriguez (CSF) def. Daguio/Poljakova (UH), 8-3
2. McIntosh/ Slevcove (CSF) vs. Faltusz/ Petriskova (UH), 6-6 Unfinished
3. Borkowski/Sandford (CSF) def. Kelly Domingo/Kostalova (UH), 8-2
Order of finish:
Doubles, 3, 1, 2 (did not finish)
Singles: 4, 6, 2, 3, 1, 5
Cal State Fullerton (4-4, 2-1 Big West)
Hawai'i (1-3, 1-1 Big West)