Falcons Lose First Match of Season to Fullerton 4-3

    Junior Marcelli Magday
    Junior Marcelli Magday

    Jan. 25, 2014

    The Air Force women’s tennis team suffered its first loss of the 2013-14 season Saturday, falling to Cal State Fullerton 4-3 in Fullerton, Calif. The Falcons fell to 7-1 this season while CSF improved to 1-1.

    The Titans jumped out to a 1-0 lead by winning the top two doubles matches. Air Force’s duo of twin sisters Chloe and Lily Forlini captured the team’s only win at the No. 3 spot, defeating Jessica Pepa and Rebekkah Ermac, 8-4.

    The two teams split the first four singles matches off the court. Lily Forlini won the No. 5 match 6-1, 6-4 over Ermac, while junior Marcelli Magday defeated Kalika Slevcove, 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3. CSF clinched the match with a win at the No. 3 spot as Camille De Leon captured a thrilling 7-6, 2-6, 7-5 victory over sophomore Mary Meyers. Air Force freshman Tracy Landram won the No. 6 match, 6-7(4), 6-1, 7-6(4) over Pepa.

    “This was a heartbreaking loss for us,” said Air Force head coach Kim Gidley. “We put forth a phenomenal effort but came up just short. To battle back and go three sets in the last three matches shows the fight in this team.”

    The Falcons play at Cal State Northridge on Sunday, Jan. 26 beginning at 10:30 a.m.


    Cal State Fullerton 4, Air Force 3
    Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
    Fullerton, Calif.

    Doubles
    1. McIntosh / De Leon (CSF) def. Rizvi / Magday, 8-4
    2. Slevcove / Valenzuela (CSF) def. Tran / Meyers, 8-5
    3. Forlini / Forlini (AF) def. Pepa / Ermac, 8-4
    Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2


     

     

    Singles
    1. Morgan McIntosh (CSF) def. Tiffany Tran, 6-1, 6-1
    2. Alexis Valenzuela (CSF) def. Natasha Rizvi, 6-1, 6-1
    3. Camille De Leon (CSF) def. Mary Meyers, 7-6, 2-6, 7-5
    4. Marcelli Magday (AF) def. Kalika Slevcove, 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3
    5. Lily Forlini (AF) def. Rebekkah Ermac, 6-1, 6-4
    6. Tracy Landram (AF) def. Jessica Pepa, 6-7(4), 6-1, 7-6(4)
    Order of Finish: 1, 5, 2, 4, 3, 6

     

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