CSUN Tennis Topples New Mexico State

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (8-6) defeated New Mexico State 4-2 Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference match at Matador Tennis Complex. The Matadors swept the three doubles matches and Vivian Lin, Mickey Hsu and Lorraine Cheung all captured singles wins to defeat the Aggies.

The Matadors won their second-straight match with the victory over New Mexico State to improve to 8-6 on the year. The doubles team of freshmen Mickey Hsu and Kristen Poei continue to have a stellar season in doubles. The tandem improved to 11-1 with an 8-1 victory in No. 2 doubles.

In No. 1 doubles, Criss Rodriguez and Lin snapped a five-match losing streak with an 8-2 victory. They are now 7-6 on the season in top doubles action.

Cheung and Scout Shutter won the third doubles match 8-6. They are 3-2 as a doubles team this year.

Singles action saw CSUN storm to victories in the No. 1, 2 and 5 draws. Lin won the top singles match 6-1, 6-1. She is now 8-6 on the year.

Hsu improved her season record to 7-7 with a 6-3, 6-2 victory in the second draw. Cheung then captured the match for the Matadors with a 6-3, 6-4 victory in the fifth draw. She is now 9-4 on the year.

"Today was another hard-fought win over a tough opponent," CSUN head coach Gary Victor said. "Our doubles play was outstanding. The number one and three teams were clicking. Time and time again, Lorraine shows the heart that makes her one of CSUN's all-time winners. She is an amazing example for our five freshmen."

CSUN returns to action Wednesday with a match against Wellesley College. First serve from Matador Tennis Complex is slated for 1 p.m.

CSUN 4 New Mexico State 2


1. Lin/Rodriguez (CSUN) def. Joyce/Jolliff (NMSU): 8-2

2. Hsu/Poei (CSUN) def. Van Der Ben/Nguyen (NMSU): 8-1

3. Cheung/Shutter (CSUN) def. Witte/Shirastava (NMSU): 8-6


1. Lin (CSUN) def. Thiffault (NMSU): 6-1, 6-1

2. Hsu (CSUN) def. Jolliff (NMSU): 6-3. 6-2

3. Rodriguez (CSUN) vs. Nguyen (NMSU): DNF

4. Shirastava (NMSU) def. Poei (CSUN): 6-2, 6-3

5. Cheung (CSUN) def. Van Der Ben (NMSU): 6-3, 6-4

6. Witte (NMSU) def. Shutter (CSUN): 6-2, 6-2

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