Dogs Host LMU and Pacific This Weekend
    Head coach Jay Udwadia and the Bulldogs are ready for another competitive filled weekend.
    Head coach Jay Udwadia and the Bulldogs are ready for another competitive filled weekend.

    Feb. 9, 2011

    FRESNO, Calif. - The No. 30 Fresno State men's tennis team will host the Loyola Marymount Lions on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and the Pacific Tigers on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Wathen Tennis Center. The Bulldogs are 2-1 this season competing at home for all three matches.

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    Fresno State owns a 4-0 record all-time record versus Loyola Marymount. The Dogs beat LMU in 2007, 5-2. The LMU Lions visit Bulldog territory on a two game losing streak after falling to Pepperdine and Santa Clara and sports a 3-2 record.

    The Bulldogs are 21-0 all-time against the Tigers, including a 6-1 victory the last time the two teams met in 2010.

    The Tigers come to Fresno State with a 1-4 record, after beating Northern Arizona.

    Fresno State Advances in Rankings
    The ITA announced on Feb. 8 that the Fresno State men's tennis team advanced from No. 32 to No. 30. Contributing to their advancement was the Dogs victory over No. 50 San Diego State, 4-3. The Dogs also competed against No. 15 Texas Tech but fell short, 6-1.

    Continue Winning Streak at Home
    The No. 30 Fresno State men's tennis team continued its home dominance by defeating No. 50 San Diego State, 6-1, on Feb. 4. The Dogs started the match off on a high note by winning the doubles point. No. 21 ranked doubles team Rikus de Villiers and Remi Boutillier battled to a tie breaker against SDSU's Giovanni Vaglietti and Hunter Nicholas and earned the victory, 9-8 (5). Adding another doubles victory to their resume, Francis Alcantara and Jean-Charles Diame defeated Andre Feliz and Jose Sierra Short, 8-3. The victories continued in singles as de Villiers, Boutillier and Diame all finished within minutes of each other and earned a point for the Bulldogs. Fresno State freshman, Alcantara, kept the momentum high and going as he was victorious in his match against freshman, Nicholas, 6-4, 6-1. Earning his first home match for the 2011 spring season, senior Siddharth Alapati triumphed over the Aztecs' Florez, 7-5, 6-3.

    Fresno State Earns Doubles but Falls Short in the End
    The Bulldogs squared off against the 15th-ranked Texas Tech, with the Red Raiders coming away with a 6-1 victory. Fresno State's high-powered doubles team of De Villiers and Boutillier faced-off against Raony Carvalho and Rafael Garcia. With solid teamwork the nationally ranked duo came out on top, 8-5. Staying undefeated in their spring 2011 season, the doubles team of Jean-Charles Diame and Francis Alcantara defeated the Red Raiders' Gonzalo Escobar and Vitor Manzini, 8-6. In singles the Dogs came up short and dropped all the matches to Texas Tech.

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