The Cal Poly women’s tennis team lost its home opener of the spring season Friday, 4-2 to St. Mary’s.

Maria Malec and Brittany Blalock brought home the two singles wins for the Mustangs (2-5, 1-0 Big West Conference), with Blalock defeating Jessica Hoath of the Gales 6-2, 7-5 and Malec posting a 6-2, 6-4 win over Stef Ordoveza.

“We started with singles first because with the rain we wanted to get those games in,” Malec said.

And with the Mustangs down 4-2 after the singles competition, the doubles were not necessary.

“It was close, but they decided to just go home,” Malec said.

Still, Cal Poly’s Steffi Wong kept a fight going against the Gaels’ Femke Strijbis, which lasted roughly two and a half hours. The match ended with Wong losing by a score of 6-4, 7-5 (6-1).

Cal Poly 7, Cal St. Fullerton 0

The Mustangs blanked the Titans in a Big West opener that was postponed from Saturday to Sunday because of rain.

In singles, Cal Poly got wins from Carol Erickson (6-1, 6-1), Blalock (6-0, 6-0), Wong (7-6, 6-2), Shannon Brady (6-4, 6-0), Diane Filip (6-0, 6-0) and Malec (4-6, 6-1, 10-7).

At doubles, Erickson and Wong won 8-3 and Blalock and Filip came up with an 8-2 victory.

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