Texas State Hands Women's Tennis a 6-1 Loss

March 11, 2008

FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton freshman Karina Akhmedova posted a singles victory at the No. 3 spot and Brandy Andrews teamed with Breanna Stowell to post a win in doubles play, but the Titans were unable to hold off Texas State as the Bobcats defeated Fullerton, 6-1, on Tuesday afternoon at the Titan Courts.

Akhemdova scored the Titans' (2-10) lone point of the night, leading Texas State's Ashley Ellis one set to none before Ellis retired from the match with a two-games-to-none lead in the second set.

Andrews and Stowell were the only other Fullerton players to post a win on the day as the duo defeated Alejandra Gulida and Sumarie Muller, 9-8, at the No. 3 spot.

The Bobcats won four of their five singles matches in straight sets with Andrews forcing a tiebreaker at the No. 5 spot with Jennifer Nowland before falling, 7-5, 3-6 (11-9).

Fullerton returns to action on Thursday (March 13) at 2 p.m. as the Titans host Big West foe UC Irvine at the Titan Courts.

Texas State (6) at Cal State Fullerton (1)


1. Andrea Giraldo (TSU) def. Erin Wiesener (CSF), 6-2, 6-1
2. Rabea Hartman (TSU) def. Shelly Injejikian (CSF), 7-6, 6-4
3. Karina Akhmedova (CSF) def. Ashley Ellis (TSU), 7-5, 0-2, ret.
4. Alejandra Gulida (TSU) def. Jerusha Cruz (CSF), 6-0, 6-0
5. Jennifer Nowland (TSU) def. Brandy Andrews (CSF), 7-5, 3-6 (11-9)
6. Mackenzie Farmer (TSU) def. Breanna Stowell (CSF), 6-4, 6-1

1. Giraldo/Hartman (TSU) def. Akhmedova/Injejikian (CSF), 9-7
2. Lainy Chaftiz/Ellis (TSU) def. Cruz/Wiesener (CSF), 8-5
3. Gulida/Sumarie Muller (TSU) def. Andrews/Stowell (CSF), 9-8