Women's Tennis 22nd, Men's Tennis 40th in Latest Rankings
April 23, 2003
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State women's tennis team dropped one spot to No. 22 while the men's team rose to No. 40 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association team rankings, released today.
The women (13-7) have been ranked in the top 25 since Feb. 5. They were ranked as high as 16th in mid-March before dropping to 25th. Since, however, the Bulldogs have ripped off a season-long six-match winning streak.
Individually, Chloe Carlotti dropped one spot to No. 9 in the latest singles poll. The sophomore from Paris, France, wrapped up the regular season with a 27-7 (18-2 dual) record, a mark that includes two wins over seventh-ranked Raquel Kops-Jones of California and another over No. 4 Amber Liu of Stanford.
Also ranked in singles is Lucia Tallo, who checked in at No. 115.
In doubles, the tandem of Carlotti and Tallo are ranked 15th in the country. They finished the regular season with nine consecutive wins and wound up recording a record of 15-2 (11-1 dual).
The men (16-7) jumped up two spots to No. 40, the highest the Bulldogs have been since the beginning of April, when they rose to a season-high 38th. Fresno State has won nine of its last 10 heading into this week's WAC Tournament in Boise, Idaho.
Individually, Hector Almada and Sergiu Modoc improved to No. 20 in the doubles poll, the highest the duo has been ranked this year. Almada and Modoc are 13-4 (13-4 dual) and recorded their best win of the season last week against Pepperdine when they defeated Calle Hansen and Diego Acuna, currently ranked No. 5.
Both the men's and women's teams head to Boise, Idaho, this week for the WAC Tournament. Play begins Friday at the Appleton Tennis Center.