Matador Tennis Falls 4-2 to Hawai'i in Big West Quarterfinals
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---
The Cal State Northridge women's tennis team (12-10) lost 4-2 to Hawai'i in the Quarterfinals of the 2014 Big West Women's Tennis Tournament Friday morning in Indian Wells, Calif. Freshman Mickey Hsu and sophomore Jessica Warren captured singles wins for CSUN, but the Rainbow Wahine took the doubles point and captured a three-set victory at the No. 5 draw to seal the victory.
Facing the Rainbow Wahine for the second time in less than a week, the sixth-seeded Matadors suffered a tough 4-2 loss.
Hsu scored a straight-set victory in the second draw of singles competition: 6-3 and 6-1. She finished her rookie season with the Matadors tied for the team lead with 12 singles wins while winning seven of her final eight matches.
Warren posted a 6-2, 7-6 (6) victory in the sixth draw. She finished her second season at CSUN with a 5-8 overall record.
Unfortunately, Vivian Lin, Criss Rodriguez and Lorraine Cheung fell in singles action to give Hawai'i the three points necessary to claim the victory. Playing in her final match for CSUN, Cheung took a tough three-set defeat in the fifth draw.
In doubles action, Hawai'i won the two matches to finish to earn the opening point. Despite losing 8-2, the freshmen team of Kristen Poei and Hsu finished with a 17-3 record in doubles play. The .850 winning percentage is the fifth-best in program history. The 17 wins are also the fifth-most by a doubles team in program history for a single season.
Rodriguez and Cheung also suffered a loss in doubles play Friday morning.
For Cheung, the senior ended her Matador career with a 46-28 (.621) singles record and 39-28 (.582) mark in doubles play.