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Cats Take Down Titans

Apr 13, 2022

Fullerton, Calif. - No. 46 Arizona defeated No. 64 CSU Fullerton 4-3 for the first time ever. This was the first matchup between the two teams which ended with a Wildcat win. 

The Cats came out successful in doubles and singles play. Khim Iglupas and Kayla Wilkins finished first 6-1 against Eira Tobrand and Mariia Nikitash. Freshmen pair Midori Castillo and Belen Nevenhoven finalized the doubles point in 7-6 (2) tiebreaker against Juliette Daries and Kaytlin Taylor. 

It was a back-and-forth battle in singles play against the Titans that saw all the matches go to only two sets. Wilkins took the first singles point for Arizona with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Natalie Duffy. Iglupas snagged the second singles point after she defeated Nikitash 6-3, 6-2. Salma Ziouti clinched the match against Fullerton with her 6-2, 6-4 singles win over YuSeung Suh. 

The women will finish out the rest of their regular season in a rivalry match against Arizona State on Saturday, April 16 at noon. 
Results 
#46 University of Arizona 4, #64 Cal State Fullerton 3

Singles competition
1. Salma Ziouti (ARIZ) def. YuSeung Suh (CSF) 6-2, 6-4
2. Kayla Wilkins (ARIZ) def. Natalie Duffy (CSF) 6-4, 6-2
3. Eira Tobrand (CSF) def. Midori Castillo-Meza (ARIZ) 6-3, 6-0
4. Juliette Daries (CSF) def. Kirsten Prelle (ARIZ) 6-3, 6-3
5. Khim Iglupas (ARIZ) def. Mariia Nikitash (CSF) 6-3, 6-2
6. Kaytlin Taylor (CSF) def. Kayla Meraz (ARIZ) 6-3, 6-4
Order of finish: 3, 2, 5, 4, 6, 1 

Doubles competitio
1. Natalie Duffy/YuSeung Suh (CSF) vs. Kirsten Prelle/Salma Ziouti (ARIZ) 6-6, unfinished
2. Kayla Wilkins/Khim Iglupas (ARIZ) def. Eira Tobrand/Mariia Nikitash (CSF) 6-1
3. Belen Nevenhoven/Midori Castillo-Meza (ARIZ) def. Juliette Daries/Kaytlin Taylor (CSF) 7-6 (2-0)
Order of finish: 2, 3