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Saltzen Wins Third Straight, Cal Poly Drops Dual Match with Fresno State

Saltzen Wins Third Straight, Cal Poly Drops Dual Match with Fresno State
FRESNO, Calif.— Sophomore Seriana Saltzen won her third straight singles match playing out of the No. 2 slot but the Cal Poly women's tennis team lost its dual match against Fresno State Saturday 6-1.

Saltzen defeated the Bulldogs' Katerina Stloukalova 6-4, 7-5 to earn the Mustangs' lone point of the day.

With the win, Saltzen improves her record in singles competition this year to 3-1.

Reigning Big West Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week Caroline Williams put up a strong fight at the No. 4 spot. However, the junior fell to Georgia Lawson 7-5, 7-6 (7-3). Her loss snapped a two-match win streak.

In doubles play, the Mustangs' No. 1 team of Molly Reed and Saltzen fell to Lawson and Emma Wilson 6-3. The No. 3 team of Williams and Grace Olyphant were defeated by Alessia Dario and Stloukalova 6-3. The other doubles match did not finish.

The loss snaps Cal Poly's two-match win streak and now puts them at 2-2 on the season. Fresno State improved its record to 2-4.

The Mustangs remain on the road to play its first Big West Conference match of the season Sunday. They take on CSUN at 11 a.m.