FULLERTON, Calif. – The Cal State Fullerton women's tennis team completes Big West Conference competition over the next week, playing at UC Riverside on Friday, while then hosting Cal Poly on senior day Monday.
The Titans (6-13, 0-6 Big West) are currently tied for last with UC Riverside (0-16, 0-5) and both teams are still looking to record its first conference win of the season, while the Mustangs (4-9, 1-5) are currently in eighth place, but just one game ahead of both Fullerton and Riverside.
Fullerton's match against the Mustangs on Monday will be a make-up of the March 1 contest that was postponed due to heavy rain. Also, the match will serve as the final home contest for seniors Morgan McIntosh, Rebekah Penner, and Melanie Abella.
UC Riverside: Friday, April 11 | 1 p.m. PT | Andulka Park (UC Riverside Campus)
Cal Poly: Monday, April 14 | 10 a.m. PT | Titan Tennis Courts (Cal State Fullerton Campus)
UCR THE RANKINGS: Team: None | Singles: None | Doubles: None
CP IN THE RANKINGS: Team: None | Singles: None | Doubles: None
CSF IN THE RANKINGS: Team: None | Singles: None | Doubles: None
Fullerton News & Notes
Cal State Fullerton enters the week coming off a 4-3 loss on the road to UC Davis, but gained a win after the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) found New Mexico State on March 28 had a lineup error which in the end gave the Titans the victory.
Freshman Alexis Valenzuela (14-3), extended her winning streak to 13 matches and improved her dual mark to 14-3 with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Megan Heneghan at the top of the lineup. The native of West Covina, Calif., now has more wins than any Titan singles player dating back to 2001 (the last year stats are available).
In singles dual action, Fullerton sports a record of 51-63 (.447), although the top three spots hold a winning record of 34-23 (.596), while the bottom three positions in the lineup have struggled at 17-40 (.298).
In doubles play, the Titans are 24-31 (.436) and a team of Sandford and Valenzuela are 3-0 this season. Fullerton has compiled five losses this season – to Loyola Marymount (Feb. 9), UC Irvine (Feb. 13), UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 23), Georgetown (Mar. 8), and Wyoming (Mar. 21) – due to the loss of the doubles point which proved to be the difference.
Opponents News & Notes
UC Riverside (0-16, 0-5 Big West) enters Friday's match looking for its first win of the season after dropping contests to UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly last week. Cal State Fullerton faced the Highlanders last season on April 18 and the Titans won 6-1 at the Titan Tennis Courts.
Freshman Jasmine Almaguer leads the Highlanders as she has a 7-8 singles record in the No. 1 position for the Highlanders.
Cal Poly (4-9, 1-5 Big West) travels to Fullerton after sweeping UC Riverside 7-0 on April 6. The Mustangs are led by Emily Gibbens (7-5) and Kathryn Webb (6-3) in singles action, while a team of Webb and Mika Padmanabhan are 5-3 in doubles play this season.