Titans Go Undefeated at Fullerton Invite

Photo by Matt Brown
Photo by Matt Brown

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FULLERTON, Calif. – As the Fullerton Invite came to a close, the Titans managed to push past San Jose State to clinch a 4-1 victory. Fullerton moved to 5-1 (1-0), San Jose fell to 4-1. 

Cal State Fullerton started with a successful round of doubles as the Titans beat out the Spartans 2-0. The tandem of Sarah Nuno and Karla Portalatin remained undefeated two weekends in a row. Nuno and Portalatin took down Gauvain/ Kobayashi 6-2. The duo is now 14-2 with a four-game win streak.

Masako Makiba and Genevieve Zeidan continued a streak of their own by notching a win over Culibrk/Malsert 6-4. The tandem is now 5-2 and on a three-match win streak. As the point was secured, Danielle Pham and Jadie Acidera's match against Wagner/ Sendar went unfinished with a score of 4-4.

Singles play didn't start off on the best foot as Nuno fell to Gauvain 0-6, 2-6. No. 97 Genevieve Zeidan got the momentum back on Fullerton's side as she dominated Culibrk 6-3, 6-4. Zeidan is now 15-2 overall in singles and 3-0 on the No.2 court. Zeidan also garners a four-match win streak.

Luxizi Meng set the Titans atop once again with her win over Malsert 6-3, 7-5. Meng is now 11-4 with a two-match win streak. Caisey Lee Emery clinched the victory with her win on the No. 5 spot over Wagner 7-5, 6-1. Emery is 9-4 and cruises to a six-match win streak. The freshmen rides a 5-0 record on the No. 5 spot.

With the Titans clinching the victory at the No. 5 court, the match was sealed, leaving the Titans victorious 4-1 over the Spartans. Both Portalatin's and Makiba's matches were stopped. On No.3 court Portalatin was 4-6, 6-2, 2-0, at No. 6 Makiba was 7-6(4), 1-6, 0-0.

The Titans look forward to conference play as they host CSUN on Friday, Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. PT. 

Portalatin/Nuno def. Gauvain/ Kobayashi 6-2
Makiba/Zeidan def. Culibrk/Malsert 6-4
Pham/Acidera vs. Wagner/ Sendar UNF

#1 Gauvain (SJSU) def. Nuno (CSF) 0-6, 2-6
#2 Zeidan (CSF) def.  Culibrk (SJSU) 6-3, 6-4
#3 Portalatin (CSF) vs. Kobayashi (SJSU) 4-6, 6-2, 2-0 DNF
#4 Meng (CSF) def. Malsert (SJSU) 6-3, 7-5
#5 Emery (CSF) def. Wagner (SJSU)  7-5, 6-1*
#6 Makiba (CSF) vs. Sendar (SJSU) 7-6(4), 1-6, 0-0 DNF


Order of finish:
Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,2,4,5*)

*clinched victory


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