HONOLULU, Hawai'i – Cal State Fullerton women's tennis made a remarkable comeback Saturday afternoon to defeat conference rival, Hawai'i, 4-3.
The Titans improve to 14-2 (3-0) to lead the Big West Conference overall for the season. Hawai'i falls to 6-4 (2-2).
Doubles play proved to be a rough start as the Titans lost the point to Hawai'i early on in the match.
The tandem of Genevieve Zeidan and Masako Makiba fell to Petra Melounova and Roxanne Resma 6-0 at court number two. Hawai'i locked in the doubles point shortly after when Caisey Lee Emery and Danielle Pham lost to Alzbeta Houbova and Marina Hruba 6-2.
Singles play was pivotal in Saturday's match as the Titans would be down three points, and rally to win the last four courts.
Makiba fell to Resma 6-3, 6-0 on court number six, and Portalatin suffered her first loss of the season to Hruba 6-3, 6-2 on court number three.
The Titans turned things around on court number two when Nuno claimed the first victory of the day 6-2, 6-3 over Dolakova.
From there, the momentum was back in Fullerton's favor as Luxizi Meng took down Pribylova 6-3, 6-3.
Extending her streak on court number one was Big West Player of the Week, Genevieve Zeidan. Zeidan defeated Melounova 6-4, 6-4.
The victory was finally secured when Emery came back to defeat Pits 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Fullerton will take the courts again on Friday when they face off against San Diego State in San Diego, Calif. at 2 p.m.
#1 Nuno/Portalatin vs. Dolakova/Pribylova 5-5 DNF
#2 Melounova/Resma (UH) def. Zeidan/Makiba (CSF) 6-0
#3 Houbova/Hruba (UH) def. Emery/Pham (CSF) 6-2.
#1 Zeidan (CSF) def. Melounova (UH) 6-4, 6-4
#2 Nuno (CSF) def. Dolakova (UH) 6-2, 6-3
#3 Hruba (UH) def. Portalatin (CSF) 6-3, 6-2
#4 Meng (CSF) def. Pribylova (UH) 6-3, 6-3
#5 Emery (CSF) def. Pits (UH) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
#6 Resma (UH) def. Makiba (CSF) 6-3, 6-0
Order of Finish
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