Titans Win Only One Set in Loss to Long Beach State

April 14, 2005

FULLERTON, CA -- - Long Beach State lost only one set in rolling to a 7-0 Big West Conference women's tennis victory Thursday at Cal State Fullerton. The 49ers improved to 12-9 overall and 5-2 in Big West Conference matches. Fullerton saw its 2-match winning streak snapped and fell to 6-14, 0-7.

Fullerton's Gina Le scored the only Titan breakthrough at No. 2 singles, winning the second set, 6-1. However, Steph Bengson won the tie-breaker, 10-5.

In a "family feud," Long Beach sophomore Sandra Rocha beat her senior sister, Carla, of Fullerton in both No. 3 singles (6-1, 6-1) and No. 1 doubles (8-4), teaming with Nicole Bouffler in doubles over Carla and My-Lai Tran.

Both teams are idle until the Big West Championships which begin Apr.21 in Indian Wells.


Long Beach State 7, Cal State Fullerton 0
Doubles
1 - Bouffler / S.Rocha (LB) def. Tran / C.Rocha (CSF), 8-4
2 - Carroll / Porsz (LB) def. Le / Inalpulat (CSF), 8-4
3 - Bengson / K. Katayama (LB) def. Freman / Dunbar (CSF), 8-6
Singles
1 - Nicole Bouffler (LB) def. Ruya Inalpulat (CSF), 6-3, 6-3
2 - Steph Bengson (LB) def. Gina Le (CSF), 6-3, 1-6 (10-5)
3 - Sandra Rocha (LB) def. Carla Rocha (CSF), 6-1, 6-1
4 - Rachael Porsz (LB) def. Mai-Ly Tran (CSF), 6-4, 6-4
5 - Claudia Argumedo (LB) def. Caroline Freeman (CSF), 6-2, 6-2
6 - Nicoleta Ratiu (LB) def. Ashley Dunbar (CSF), 6-0, 6-1