FULLERTON, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton women's tennis team heads to Northern California to take on a pair of West Coast Conference opponents. Fullerton visits San Francisco first on Saturday, before traveling to take on Santa Clara on Sunday.
First serve against the Don's is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT, while the match against the Broncos is scheduled for 10 a.m. PT.
OPPONENTS AND HISTORY
Feb. 24 | 3:00 p.m. PT | Olympic Club | San Francisco
After defeating San Francisco 5-1 in last year's matchup, the Titans head to the Olympic Club where the Dons are currently 1-4 for the season.
The Dons first win of the season was their season opener against Dominican College where they defeated the Chargers 7-0.
Feb. 25 | 10:00 a.m. PT | Degheri Tennis Center | Santa Clara
Fullerton looks to take on Santa Clara who is 2-4 this season. Last year when the two teams met, the Titans conquered the Broncos 4-0. Fullerton has an overall series record of 5-6 against Santa Clara.
Santa Clara found their first win of the season against CSUN, where they beat out the Matadors 4-1. Over the weekend, the Broncos started strong over Arizona Christian with a 7-0 win, but ultimately dropped the contest against Arizona State 0-4.
Live stats for the match against Santa Clara can be found, here.
SETTING A STREAK
Before losing to LMU (2/17), the Titans were on a five-match win streak. Cal State Fullerton sits at the top of the leaderboard in the Big West Conference with an overall record of 6-2 (2-0). At home, the Titans are 4-0.
Fullerton opened conference play with a dominant 6-1 win over UC Riverside on Feb. 3. The Titans capitalized and swept the doubles matches to earn the point to put the Titans in the lead and then proceeded to take five of the six singles matches. The Titans continued their conference hot streak with a 4-0 win over CSUN on Feb. 16.
The Titans' season opener (1/18) marked the beginning of a new era for the Valenzuela sisters. Alexis Valenzuela returned to the courts as the new volunteer coach, while sister, Taylor, embarked on her first match as a Titan.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
Cal State Fullerton welcomed five incoming freshmen for the 2017-18 campaign, Caisey Lee Emery, Jadie Acidera, Tiani Jadulang, Taylor Valenzuela and Genevieve Zeidan. The group was ranked the ninth-best incoming class among mid-majors according to TennisRecruiting.net.
IN THE RANKINGS
Freshman Genevieve Zeidan continues to lead the charge for the Titans, she is currently a stellar 17-2 overall in singles play and 7-1 in dual match play. She is currently riding a phenomenal six-match win streak. Zeidan enters this week ranked No. 103 in ITA Singles Poll.
ABOUT DIANNE MATIAS
Matias enters her fifth year with the Titan Tennis program. She owns an overall coaching record of 67-54 and 60-39 mark while with Fullerton. She was named the Big West Conference Coach of the Year in 2016.
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