EDGEWOOD, WASH. – In a brief respite from conference play, Seattle U women’s tennis showed plenty of solid play against Cal State Fullerton on Friday morning. But, their successes were not enough against the Titans, who took the match, 7-0.
Senior Lily-Ana Kreutzer had the Redhawks’ most competitive singles match of the day in a three-set loss, 2-6, 7-5, 8-10, to the Titans’ Jadie Acidera. Junior Kali McCollister also fought a tough battle with her opponent before falling 3-6, 3-6, while sophomore Hannah Gianan (2-6, 4-6) attempted to make a valiant comeback but fell just short in her match. Hoping to build on her latest successes, sophomore Kyra Jung (2-6, 0-6) started off strong, but her opponent picked up steam as the match went on and earned the win. The two freshmen Martina Asciuto (1-6, 1-6) and Alisa Sabotic (0-6, 0-6) rounded out the singles lineup for Seattle U.
In doubles, the team of Gianan and Kreutzer was able to snatch a solid 6-1 win over Sarah Nuno and Karla Portalatin. However, this was the Redhawks’ only victory of the day, despite valiant efforts by the other two pairs. McCollister and Asciuto (4-6) were only just edged out in their match, while Jung and freshman Hannah Grossman (2-6) gave it their all but were outmatched.
“We had our chances against a quality team today,” said Assistant Coach Chris Borden. “The ladies played good aggressive doubles and we had a lot of solid opportunities in singles. We have things to work on before our next cluster of conference play, but this match gave us a good opportunity to build our skills.”
The Redhawks face New Mexico State on a neutral court in Chicago on Friday, April 5. Play will begin at 8:00 AM.
Seattle U vs. Cal State Fullerton
March 29, 2019 at Edgewood, Wash.
(Jupiter Tennis Center)
Cal State Fullerton 7, Seattle U 0
1. Portalatin, Karla (CSUF) def. Jung, Kyra (SU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Nuno, Sarah (CSUF) def. Gianan, Hannah (SU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Zeidan, Genevieve (CSUF) def. Sabotic, Alisa (SU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Emery, Caisey Lee (CSUF) def. McCollister, Kali (SU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Tobrand, Eira (CSUF) def. Asciuto, Martina (SU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Acidera, Jadie (CSUF) def. Kreutzer, Lily-Ana (SU) 6-2, 5-7, 10-8
1. Gianan, Hannah/Kreutzer, Lily-Ana (SU) def. Nuno, Sarah/Portalatin, Karla (CSUF) 6-1
2. Makiba, Masako/Emery, Caisey Lee (CSUF) def. Jung, Kyra/Grossman, Hannah (CSUF) 6-2
3. Tobrand, Eira/Meng, Luxizi (CSUF) def. McCollister, Kali/Asciuto, Martina (SU) 6-4
Seattle U 5-12, 0-3 WAC
Cal State Fullerton 11-3, 3-1 Big West
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,1,5,2,4,6)