`Dogs Ranked No. 16 in the Country
    Left to right: seniors Jean-Charles Diame, Remi Boutillier and David Ayoun
    Left to right: seniors Jean-Charles Diame, Remi Boutillier and David Ayoun

    Feb. 29, 2012

    By Kate Whitney
    katewhitney23@gmail.com
    GoBulldogs.com

    FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State's men's tennis reached No. 16 in the ITA national poll that was released on Tuesday. This is the highest spot the `Dogs have reached in the polls since 2000 when the team was ranked No. 12.

    The team has jumped 17 spots in the last two weeks. It moved from No. 33 to No. 25 last week after the Bulldogs' upset over No. 9 Stanford. The `Dogs continued their eight-match winning streak last Sunday when they defeated UNLV at home, 5-2, which helped the team move nine spots to No. 16.

    Head coach Jay Udwadia is proud of the team, but believes in taking the season one match at a time.

    "The team has worked hard and it's nice to be recognized in the country, but it's still early in the season and we have a lot more matches to play," Udwadia said. "Right now we are looking forward to our next match against San Diego State."

    The team ranking was accompanied by two individual singles rankings on the team. Senior Remi Boutillier moved two spots from his previous ranking to No. 17 and sophomore Francis Alcantara was ranked No. 52 in the country.

    The `Dogs look to maintain their winning streak against No. 42 San Diego State on Thursday at 1 p.m.

    "We Are Your Team"- You can always stay connected with Fresno State Athletics on Facebook (fresnostateathletics) and Twitter (@FSAthletics).

     

     

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