The Beach played a close game up until the final frame, led by sophomore Justina King’s 11-point fourth quarter for a win on senior night.
After leading early, the Beach found themselves on the wrong side of their extra-inning home-opener.
The Beach dominated in a Big West conference matchup Friday, winning 6-1 against the Titans at Rhodes Tennis Center.
CSULB tennis loses two in a row and the first of a nine-game homestand.
The Beach’s defensive prowess stops Fullerton from making a fourth-quarter comeback.
The Long Beach State women’s basketball team dropped to a sixth-place tie in the Big West after losing its third game in a row.
UCI shot 13-26 from the three-point line to lift itself over Long Beach State on Thursday.
The Beach has already won more Big West Conference games through February than they did all of last season, showing major signs of growth for the young squad.
After dropping their first match of the season, the Beach have now rattled off four straight wins and look to keep the momentum going.
Defense and clutch shots sparked a come from behind victory over UCSB in the Walter Pyramid.