FULLERTON, Calif.- Fullerton returns to Big West play as they go to Irvine this Saturday to face the anteaters. The match will take place at the Anteater Tennis Stadium at 11:00 am P.T.
Fullerton is now 11-4 this season and still in the race to be the top seed in the Big West Conference.
The Titans are 3-1 in conference play. They were able to dominate Hawai'I, Long Beach State and UC Davis but came short against CSUN.
Fullerton (3-1) sits second in the Big West Conference standings, right behind UC Santa Barbara (3-0) and in front of Long Beach State (4-2).
The Titans have been impressive at home (8-1) and relatively strong on the road (3-3).
Cal State Fullerton lost its last match 5-2 on the road at #11 USC.
Genevieve Zeidan had a great performance at USC, topping #123 Ana Neffa. Zeidan has only lost once since the start of dual matches as she is now 6-1.
Caisey Lee Emery has been impressive this year with a 10-4 record in dual matches. She has won five of her last six matches.
For her first season as a Titan, Eira Tobrand is 10-4 and has been a key player at No.4, 5 and 6.
Jadie Acidera is still undefeated in dual singles this season. The sophomore is 9-0 with eight wins at No.6 and one at No.5.
Karla Portalatin (8-6) and Sarah Nuno (9-4) have been key players at No.1 and No.2 for the Titans this season.
In what is already their best season in the last three years, UC Irvine is 12-6.
The Anteaters only played three conference matches. They lost their first conference match to Hawai'i before bouncing back and dominating UC Davis and UC Riverside.
With this conference record, Irvine is still in the fight for the first spots.
UC Irvine look strong at home as they went 5-3 while playing at Anteater Tennis Stadium.
The Anteaters have lost their last three matches including the last match at BYU where Irvine went down 0-7.
Freshman Jessica Tsukiji has won six of her last seven singles matches and leads the 'Eaters with 10 wins.
Sophomore Flora Amiri also ranks second on the team with nine victories.
The Titans own a 5-32 all-time record when facing UC Irvine.
More recently, Fullerton has been better as they won the last three matches.
The last time the two teams met was last year and the Titans blanked the Anteaters 7-0.
Since Coach Dianne Matias joined the program, Fullerton won three of the last six matches.
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