Titans Lose to Houston

March 18, 2010

Fullerton, Calif. - Monica Rodriguez won No. 2 singles and teamed with Tiffany Mai to win No. 1 doubles but the balance of the Titan squad struggled in a 5-2 loss Wednesday to the University of Houston.

The Titans won the doubles point with Karina Akhmedova and Malorie de la Cruz winning at No. 3 and they took a 2-0 lead after Rodriguez' quick 6-0, 6-1 win over Elena Kazakova at No. 2 singles. But the Cougars won the remaining five singles matches.

Fullerton (1-9) returns to action Sunday at 10 a.m. with another home non-conference match with Wyoming.

Houston 5, Cal State Fullerton 2
Doubles
No. 1 - Mai/Rodriguez (CSF) def. Hunter/Kacprzyk (UH), 8-6
No. 2 - Ring / Kazakova (UH) def. Wiesener / Cruz (CSF), 8-2
No. 2 - de la Cruz / Akhmediova (CSF) def. Kazimieruk / Starratt (UH), 8-4

Singles
No. 1 - Bryony Hunter (UH) def. Tiffany Mai (CSF), 5-7, 6-3 (10-5)
No. 2 - Monica Rodriguez (CSF) def. Elena Kazakova (UH), 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 - Joanna Kacprzyk (UH) def. Erin Wiesener (CSF), 7-6, 6-1
No. 4 - Laura Ring (UH) def. Malorie de la Cruz (CSF), 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 - Maja Kazimiereuk (UH) def. Jerusha Cruz (CSF), 6-3, 6-0
No. 6 - Neila Starratt (UH) def. Karina Akhmedvoa (CSF), 6-1, 6-1