Fullerton Completes Big West Play This Week

FULLERTON, Calif. – The Cal State Fullerton women's tennis team completes Big West Conference competition this week, playing at No. 31 UC Irvine on Tuesday while hosting UC Riverside on Thursday.

The Titans (10-12) currently sit at eighth in the league standings with a Big West record of 3-4, while the Anteaters (18-3) top the conference standings with an undefeated record of 7-0. UC Riverside (1-14), sitting at No. 10 in the league standings, has yet to pick up a win in league play at 0-8.

Fullerton's match against the Highlanders on Thursday will serve as the final home contest for seniors Tiffany Mai, Malorie de la Cruz, Monica Rodriguez and Avriel Tomaiko.

UCI: Tuesday, April 16 | 1:30 p.m. PT | Anteater Tennis Stadium (UC Irvine Campus)

UCR:  Thursday, April 18 | 2 p.m. PT | Titan Tennis Courts (Cal State Fullerton Campus)



UCI THE RANKINGS: Team: 31| Singles: #92 Kristina Smith| Doubles: #66 Franziska Goettsching/ Kristina Smith

UCR IN THE RANKINGS: Team: None | Singles: None | Doubles: None

CSF IN THE RANKINGS: Team: None | Singles: None | Doubles: None

Fullerton News & Notes Fullerton's 10 wins are the most victories for the program since the 2004 team finished the year with a mark of 12-10. The Titans' record in Big West Conference play of 3-4 is also the best mark for the program since the league started round-robin play in 2006.

Fullerton's regular season ends this week with a match at first-place UC Irvine (Tuesday) before hosting last-place UC Riverside (Thursday).

Last Time Out
After dropping a hotly contested double point, the Cal State Fullerton women's tennis team could not recover in a 5-2 loss to No. 71 Loyola Marymount on Wednesday afternoon at the Titan Tennis Courts.

With the loss, Cal State Fullerton drops to 10-12 in 2013, while the Lions improve to 10-7.

The Fullerton team of Rebekkah Ermac and Megan Sandford defeated Lisa Piller and Adriana Radinovic, 8-1, at the No. 3 spot of the lineup, but the Titans dropped both matches at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, by the score of 9-8.

In singles play, again Ermac and Sandford were the only players in the Titan lineup able to earn victories.

Playing at No. 5 in the lineup, Sandford defeated Radinovic 6-4, 6-0. With the win, Sandford improves to 11-7 in dual match play this season.

Ermac, making just her eighth appearance of the spring, defeated Piller, 6-3, 6-4. With the win, the freshman is now 5-3 in 2013.

The match against the Lions marked the finale in a seven-match homestand that started March 12 vs. George Washington.

Opponents: No. 31 UC Irvine boasts a record of 18-3 and is an undefeated 7-0 in league play as the Anteaters enter their final weekend of regular season action. UC Irvine continues to excel on the court bringing a 16-match winning streak into Tuesday's contest. UCI has five wins against ranked opponents as the Anteaters have downed No. 55 Tulane, No. 33 Pepperdine, No. 46, No. 39 Long Beach State and No. 71 Louisville. 

UC Riverside enters Thursday's contest on an eight-match losing streak, as the Highlanders only match this week is at Cal State Fullerton on Thursday.