Titans Complete Play at ITA Southwest Regionals

Oct. 21, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA - The Cal State Fullerton contingent of Malorie dela Cruz, Tiffany Mai, Jessica Pepa, and Monica Rodriguez completed play at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals in San Diego on Friday, shutout in eight singles matches, but finishing 1-2 in doubles play against some of the region's best competition.

The duo of Tiffany Mai and Monica Rodriguez opened the doubles draw with an 8-6 win over San Diego State's Laura Antonana Iriarte and Kristin Buth for the Titans' only win on the weekend, but fell to the fourth-seeded and No. 44 nationally ranked tandem of McCall Jones and Pamela Montez of UCLA by the score of 8-4.

In singles play, Fullerton's quartet were all defeated in straight sets, but rallied back in the consolation bracket to force a pair of three-set battes. Tiffany Mai fell to Arizona State's Joanna Smith, 4-6, 7-5, 3-6, and dela Cruz took the first set from LMU's Miya Jin before falling, 6-3, 0-6, 1-6.

Cal State Fullerton competes in one final fall event beginning on Friday (Nov. 11) at the Cal State Northridge Matador Invitational.

San Diego, CA

Maria Raygada (USD) def. Malorie dela Cruz (CSF), 6-4, 6-3
Laura Antonana Iriarte (SDSU) def. Jessica Pepa (CSF), 6-0, 6-2
Tiffany Mai (CSF), First Round Bye
Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) def. Tiffany Mai (CSF), 6-1, 6-1
Monica Rodriguez (CSF), First Round Bye
\#45 Pamela Montez (UCLA) def. Monica Rodriguez (CSF), 6-4, 6-1

Miya Jin (LMU) def. Malorie dela Cruz (CSF), 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
Morgan Thomas (UCLA) def. Jessica Pepa (CSF), 6-3, 6-2
Joanna Smith (ASU) def. Tiffany Mai (CSF), 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Kelsey Daguio (Hawaii) def. Monica Rodriguez (CSF), 7-6 (5), 6-4

Daguio/Kostalova (Hawaii) def. dela Cruz/Pepa (CSF), 8-0
Mai/Rodriguez (CSF) def. Antonana Iriarte/Buth (SDSU), 8-6
\#44 Jones/Montez (UCLA) def. Mai/Rodriguez (CSF), 8-4