Titans End Weekend Strong in 5-2 Win Over Santa Clara

Masako Makiba and Genevieve Zeidan
PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Brown

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton finished off a weekend road trip to Northern California undefeated as they dominated Santa Clara 5-2. Fullerton moves to 8-2 (2-0) for the year as Santa Clara drops to 2-5.

The Titans regained strength over the weekend to pave a two-match win streak once again. 

Fullerton started the day with a doubles victory. Danielle Pham and Caisey Lee Emery doubled up against Giannina Ong and Caitlyn Frankel to breeze to a 6-0 victory on the third court. To solidify the doubles point for the Titans, Genevieve Zeidan and Masako Makiba took down Zeina El Tawil and Elvena Gevargiz 6-3. 

Luxizi Meng and Jadie Acidera finished shortly after with a 6-1 win of their own over Delaney Nothaft and Nadine Del Carmen. Sarah Nuno and Karla Portalatin's match was stopped at 3-5 against Maddie Pothoff and Katya Tabachnik.

The early lead was of benefit to the Titans going into singles play. 

Singles play proved to be a battle between the Titans and Broncos. Fullerton notched the first win on court number six as Masako Makiba pulled off a stellar 6-3, 6-3 win over Del Carmen. 

Santa Clara shook things up on court number as Gevargiz defeated Meng 6-1, 6-4. From there, it would become a back and forth battle for the victory. 

Fullerton took the advantage in their favor as No. 97 Genevieve Zeidan fought for the win over El Tawil 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on court number two. 

Keeping hope alive for the Broncos was Pothoff who defeated Nuno on court number one, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.

Finally, the Titans clinched the victory on court number five as freshman Caisey Lee Emery showcased her dominance and bested Ong 4-6, 6-0, 6-0.

Karla Portalatin finished off her match against Tabachnik in an impressive 7-6(6), 7-5 win. 

Jadie Acidera also nabbed a win for herself as she faced off against Nothaft to pull through with a score of 6-1, 7-5.

The Titans get a nice cool down period until they play at home against Azusa Pacific on March 1 at 1:30 p.m. PT. 

DOUBLES
#1 Nuno/Portalatin (CSF) vs. Pothoff/Tabachnik 3-5 DNF
#2 Makiba/Zeidan (CSF) def. El Tawil Gevargiz 6-3
#3 Pham/Emery (CSF) def. Ong/Frankel 6-0
#4 Meng/ Acidera (CSF) def. Nothaft/Del Carmen 6-1

SINGLES
#1 Pothoff (SC) def. Nuno (CSF) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
#2 Zeidan (CSF) def. El Tawil 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
#3 Portalatin (CSF) def. Tabachnik 7-6(6), 7-5
#4 Gevargiz (SC) def. Meng 6-1, 6-4
#5 Emery (CSF) def. Ong 4-6, 6-0, 6-0*
#6 Makiba (CSF) def. Del Carmen 6-3, 6-3
#7 Acidera (CSF) def. Nothaft 6-1, 7-5

Order of finish
Doubles: 3,2
Singles: 6,4,2,1,5*,3

*clinched victory

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