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Cal Poly Falls 4-3 to Cal State Fullerton, Oxnevad Wins Her Singles Match on Senior Day

Cal Poly Falls 4-3 to Cal State Fullerton, Oxnevad Wins Her Singles Match on Senior Day

SAN LUIS OBISPO- The Cal Poly women's tennis team played a hard fought match on senior day, as the Mustangs battled Cal State Fullerton to the last point, but fell 4-3. 

Cal Poly used its match against the Titans to honor seniors Louise Oxnevad and Sayaka Tsugai

The Mustangs started their last home match of the season with doubles play, where they fought, but couldn't clinch the point. 

Molly Reed and Seriana Saltzen fell to Alexis Valenzuela and Camille De Leon 6-1 on court one, while Abby Bacharach and Susanne Boyden fell 6-3 on court two. 

Down 1-0, the Mustangs started singles play, where Bacharach fell to Danielle Pham 6-0, 6-4 on court six. Celine Gruaz fell to Masako Makiba on court five 6-3, 6-1, giving the Titans a 3-0 lead. 

Louise Oxnevad turned the momentum around, as she put the first point on the board for the Mustangs after beating De Leon on court two 6-2, 6-3, winning her last singles home match of her college career.

Molly Reed came out with a win after beating Nuno on court four 7-5, 6-1. Saltzen tied things up after she won her first set and took her second set to a tiebreaker with Portalatin on court three, coming out with a 6-2, 7-6 win. 

Tied at 3-3, Boyden pushed Valenzuela to three sets. Their third set went back and forth with lead changes. After a long set, Boyden fell 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 on court one, clinching the match for Fullerton. 

Cal Poly is now 3-12 on the season and 1-4 in conference play. 

The Mustangs will wrap up the rest of their season on the road to finish the rest of their conference matches, starting with Long Beach State on Friday April 14.  

Singles Compeition

1. Alexis Valenzuela (CSF) def. Susanne Boyden (CPWT) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

2. Louise Oxnevad (CPWT) def. Camille De Leon (CSF) 6-2, 6-3

3. Seriana Saltzen (CPWT) def. Karla Portalatin (CSF) 6-2, 7-6

4. Molly Reed (CPWT) def. Sarah Nuno (CSF) 7-5, 6-1

5. Masako Makiba (CSF) def. Celine Gruaz (CPWT) 6-3, 6-1

 6. Danielle Pham (CSF) def. Abigail Bacharach (CPWT) 6-0, 6-4


 Doubles competition

1. Alexis Valenzuela/Camille De Leon (CSF) def. Molly Reed/Seriana Saltzen (CPWT) 6-1

2. Karla Portalatin/Sarah Nuno (CSF) def. Abigail Bacharach/Susanne Boyden (CPWT) 6-3

3. Danielle Pham/Masako Makiba (CSF) def. Louise Oxnevad/Celine Gruaz (CPWT) 4-3

Match Notes: Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,5,2,4,3,1*)