Mustang Women’s Tennis Concludes Season in Big West Semifinals

Mustang Women’s Tennis Concludes Season in Big West Semifinals

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — After advancing to the semifinals of the Big West Tournament for the first time since 2010, the Cal Poly women's tennis fell to Cal State Fullerton 4-0 Saturday at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

The Mustangs started the match off strong after winning the first doubles match at the No. 2 spot. Senior Molly Reed and sophomore Susanne Boyden defeated Masako Makiba and Danielle Pham 6-1. However, the third-seeded Titans would win the other two doubles matches to take the point.

In singles, Cal Poly would put up a tough fight but Fullerton was able to get the three wins it needed to win the match. Karla Portalatin beat the Mustangs' Seriana Saltzen at the No. 3 position 6-3, 6-3, Sarah Nuno took down Boyden at the No. 2 spot 6-3, 6-1 and Genevieve Zeidan beat freshman MacKenzie Worsnop 6-4, 6-2 to clinch the win for the Titans, who go on to face Hawai'i in the championship.

At the time the match was called, Reed held a 1-0 set advantage at the No. 4 spot, freshman Grace Olyphant was tied in the second set at the No. 5 position and sophomore Claire Bouquet was in a close match at the No. 6 spot.

The Mustangs finish the season 7-14 and picked up its first Big West Tournament win since 2016. The team will lose two seniors, Molly Reed and Abigail Bacharach.