March 29, 2014

CSUN Tennis Downs Cal State Fullerton in Pivotal Big West Match

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (10-6, 3-2 Big West) defeated Cal State Fullerton 6-1 Saturday afternoon in a Big West Conference match in Orange County. The Matadors took the doubles point and Vivian Lin, Mickey Hsu, Criss Rodriguez, Lorraine Cheung and Leslie Chang all captured singles wins to help down the host Titans.

The Matadors posted their fourth-straight win Saturday in defeating Cal State Fullerton. Hsu and Kristen Poei improved to 13-1 overall (.929) on the year with an 8-4 victory in No. 2 doubles. Cheung and Shutter then clinched the point for CSUN with an 8-7 (5) victory in the No. 3 match.

In singles action, Lin captured the No. 1 contest in a third set. Hsu rolled in straight sets in the No. 2 contest and Rodriguez also won in straight sets at the third draw. Cheung took the fifth match and Chang wrapped up the Matador victory with a straight-set win in the sixth draw.

"Today was a very solid team win," CSUN head coach Gary Victor said. "We are competing very well right now and have a special group of young ladies."

Cal State Northridge 6, Cal State Fullerton 1

Singles competition

1. Vivian Lin (CSUN) def. Morgan McIntosh (CSF) 6-2, 2-6, 10-6

2. Mickey Hsu (CSUN) def. Camille De Leon (CSF) 6-1, 6-3

3. Criss Rodriguez (CSUN) def. Kalika Slevcove (CSF) 6-3, 6-4

4. Megan Sanford (CSF) def. Kristen Poei(CSUN) 2-6, 6-3, 10-7

5. Lorraine Cheung (CSUN) def. Jessica Pepa (CSF) 6-1, 6-1

6. Leslie Chang (CSUN) def. Melanie Abella (CSF) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Morgan McIntosh/Camille De Leon (CSF) def. Vivian Lin/Criss Rodriguez (CSUN) 8-6

2. Mickey Hsu/Kristen Poei (CSUN) def. Megan Sanford/Alexis Valenzuela (CSF) 8-4

3. Lorraine Cheung/Scout Shutter(CSUN) def. Kalika Slevcove/Melanie Abella (CSF) 8-7, 7-5

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