Cal State Fullerton Earns No. 7 Seed for Big West Championships
April 20, 2007
FULLERTON, CA - The streaking Cal State Fullerton women's tennis team will open the 2007 Big West Conference Championships against No. 2-seeded and three-time defending champion Long Beach State on Friday (April 27) at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif.
The Titans and 49ers will meet beginning at 9 a.m. with the winner to meet either No. 3 Cal State Northridge or No. 6 Pacific in the semifinals on Saturday (April 28) at 3 p.m.
The tournament championship will be decided on Sunday (April 29) at 9 a.m. More information on the Big West Tournament can be found by clicking here.
Earlier this season in Fullerton, Long Beach State swept the Titans, 7-0, winning all nine matches.
After losing 15 consecutive matches, Fullerton has been on a roll as of late, winning its last five straight to gain some momentum heading into the tournament championships.
The Titans are led by senior Gina Le, a two-time All-Big West honoree who leads the team with a 15-12 overall record at the No. 1 spot in singles play and a 10-10 mark with teammate Mai-Ly Tran at No. 1 doubles.
Le, who was 3-4 against Big West opponents this season, has won her last five straight matches and eight of her last 12.
Tran has also been a huge part of the Titans' resurgence, winning eight of her last 10 matches while spending most of her time at the No. 2 singles spot. She is tied for second on the team with Katrina Domela, who has also won her last five-straight singles matches, in singles wins at 11-11 and is tied with Le for first with 11 dual match victories.
Domela and freshman Jerusha Cruz make up the Titans' No. 3 doubles duo, posting a 7-9 mark this season.
2007 BIG WEST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Quarterfinals - Friday (April 27)
\#1 UC Irvine vs. \#8 UC Riverside - 9 a.m.
\#2 Long Beach State vs. \#7 Cal State Fullerton - 9 a.m.
\#3 Cal State Northridge vs. \#6 Pacific - 3 p.m.
\#4 UC Santa Barbara vs. \#5 Cal Poly - 3 p.m.
Semifinals - Saturday (April 28)
UCI/UCR vs. UCSB/Cal Poly - 3 p.m.
CSUN/PAC vs. LBSU/CSF - 3 p.m.
Championship - Sunday (April 29)
Semifinal Winners - 9 a.m.