Freshmen Rally To Win Big in Final Day of CSUN Matador Invitational
The day began in doubles play where Jadie Acidera and Luxizi Meng defeated Long Beach State's Gulin/Casasampere 6-2. Tiani Jadulang and Taylor Valenzuela, unfortunately, could not carry Saturday's success into the extra match on Sunday as they lost to Oral Robert's University tandem Mercado/Gisbert 6-1.
Genevieve Zeidan and Caisey Lee Emery were unable to finish on a high note in doubles play as they suffered a loss to Iowa State's Freeman/Bonnadona 6-3.
In singles play, Luxizi Meng also won big over LBSU's Sadaf Sadeghvaziri 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(4). Valenzuela faced off against ORU's Mariia Kuzmynskia and loss 4-6, 6-0, 3-6.
The Titans clashed in the final round of singles as Genevieve Zeidan took on Karla Portalatin. Zeidan earned the win over Portalatin 3 - 6, 6 - 2, 6 - 3. Zeidan has had extremely successful first run as she enters her first year at Cal State Fullerton.
The CSUN Matador Invitational wraps up fall tennis. The Titans take the courts again Thursday, Jan. 18 in Fullerton, Calif. against UC San Diego.
Acidera/Meng (CSF) def. Gulin/Casasampere (LBSU) 6-2
Mercado/Gisbert (ORU) def. Jadulang/Valenzuela (CSF) 6-1
Portalatin/Nuno (CSF) def. Van De Vondel/Alcon (CSUN) 6-4
Freeman/Bonnadona (ISU) def. Zeidan/Emery (CSF) 6-3.
Luxizi Meng (CSF) def. Sadaf Sadeghvaziri (LBSU) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(4)
Mariia Kuzmynskia (ORU) def. Taylor Valenzuela (CSF) 4-6, 6-0, 3-6
Jadie Acidera (CSF) def. Danielle Garido (UCI) 6-3, 6-0
Caisey Lee Emery (CSF) def. Jackie Resler (APU) 6-2, 6-0
Genevieve Zeidan (CSF) def. Karla Portalatin (CSF) 3 - 6, 6 - 2, 6 - 3
Sarah Nuno (CSF) def. Regina Espindola (ISU) 6 -0, 1 - 6, 6 - 2
Tiani Jadulang (CSF) def. Ana Stoe (YSU) 6-3,3-6, 11-9.
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