March 23, 2014

Matdors Rally in Singles Play to Defeat Boise State

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (7-6) rallied for an impressive 4-3 victory over Boise State Sunday afternoon at Matador Tennis Complex. After losing the doubles point, the Matadors put together several impressive performances to down the Broncos.

"This was our best win of the season. Doubles was not what we had hoped for, but we picked up the energy and intensity in singles play," CSUN head coach Gary Victor said. "Lorraine continues to be the fuel for our engine. Mickey and Kristen showed signs of how tough they are today. They really followed Lorraine's lead in being gritty competitors. When we are healthy and playing with this kind of focus, we are capable of playing with anyone."

The Broncos took the early advantage by winning two of the three doubles matches. The only Matador duo to find success was the No. 2 team of Mickey Hsu and Kristen Poei. The freshmen improved to 10-1 on the season with an 8-3 victory.

In singles action, Criss Rodriguez returned to the line-up after missing Saturday's match with Dartmouth by scoring a 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory in the second draw.

Hsu won at No. 3 in three sets: 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. She is now 6-7 on the year. Her doubles teammate Poei, coming off an impressive singles win against Dartmouth Saturday, win 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the No. 4 draw. She is now 7-4 the year.

Cheung, the team's only senior, was the final Matador to post a singles victory and give CSUN the win. She took the fifth draw 6-3, 6-4 to improve her season record to 8-4.

The Matadors return to action on Tuesday, Mar. 25 with a home match against New Mexico State. First serve from Matador Tennis Complex is slated for 2 p.m.

CSUN 4 Boise State 3

Doubles

  1. LaLone/Vo (BSU) def. Lin/Rodriguez (CSUN): 8-2
  2. Hsu/Poei (CSUN) def. Vosburgh/Bryant-Swift: 8-3
  3. Basil/Watson (BSU) def. Cheung/Shutter: 8-4

Singles

  1. Vo (BSU) def. Lin (CSUN): 6-1, 6-0
  2. Rodriguez (CSUN) def. Vosburgh (BSU): 6-2, 7-6 (4)
  3. Hsu (CSUN) def. Bryant-Swift (BSU): 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
  4. Poei (CSUN) def. Basil (BSU): 6-4, 7-6 (2)
  5. Cheung (CSUN) def. LaLone (BSU): 6-3, 6-4
  6. Watson (BSU) def. Shutter (CSUN): 6-0, 6-4

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