Mai Wins Twice, But Gauchos Take the Match

April 14, 2012

FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton junior Tiffany Mai posted wins in both her singles and doubles matches on Saturday afternoon, but visiting UC Santa Barbara came away with a victory in the match, downing the host Titans, 6-1, at the Titan Tennis Courts.

The loss dropped Fullerton to 6-10 overall on the season and 0-5 in Big West Conference play with three league matches remaining this week on the road to close out the regular season. The Gauchos improved to 9-13 overall and 4-3 in the Big West.

Mai teamed up with Morgan McIntosh for an 8-7 (10-8) win at the No. 1 doubles spot, but UCSB won the remaining two contests by the scores of 8-1 and 8-2 to clinch the doubles point and take an early, 1-0, lead in the match.

The Gauchos then claimed five of the six singles matches in straight sets save for Mai's three-set marathon at the top spot as she defeated Sofia Novak, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, for Fullerton's lone point.

The Titans' season-ending road trip begins on Thursday (April 19) at 2 p.m. with a match at UC Riverside before Fullerton heads to Northern California for contests at UC Davis on Saturday (April 21) and Pacific on Sunday (April 22), both beginning at 11 a.m.

NCAA WOMEN'S TENNIS
UC Santa Barbara 6, Cal State Fullerton 1
April 14, 2012 | Fullerton, Calif.

DOUBLES
1. Mai/McIntosh (CSF) def. Lozano/Dockendorf (UCSB), 8-7 (10-8)
2. Cano/Novak (UCSB) def. Slevcove/Rodriguez (CSF), 8-1
3. Scatliffe/Meehan (UCSB) def. Tomaiko/dela Cruz (CSF), 8-2

SINGLES
1. Tiffany Mai (CSF) def. Sofia Novak (UCSB), 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
2. Natalia Lozano (UCSB) def. Morgan McIntosh (CSF), 6-3, 7-5
3. April Scatliffe (UCSB) def. Monica Rodriguez (CSF), 4-6, 6-1 (6)
4. Jordan Dockendorf (UCSB) def. Malorie dela Cruz (CSF), 6-1, 6-4
5. Erica Cano (UCSB) def. Kalika Slevcove (CSF), 6-2, 6-0
6. Casey Reede (UCSB) def. Jessica Pepa (CSF), 6-1, 6-3