First-year head coaches Evan Austin and Ryan Stotland recognized each team's accomplishments at the end of the year banquet.
Fresno State finishes the MW season in a tie for second place.
Aishwarya Agrawal clinched the match for Fresno State after fighting off several opponent match points.
Freshman Sophie Watts pushed her winning streak to ten with a three-set victory.
Fresno State drops to 4-1 in MW play and into second place.
Ryan Stotland enters his second season as the head coach of the Fresno State women's tennis team. He was hired on Aug. 6, 2012 as the eighth head coach in Fresno State history.
In his first season as a head coach, Stotland guided the Bulldogs to a 14-8 overall record and 6-2 mark in the Mountain West. He led the team to a tie for second place in the conference after the regular season with UNLV.
Stotland's first Fresno State squad entered the spring season ranked No. 60 in the first ITA rankings, climbed as high as No. 52 and finished as the No. 56-ranked team in the country. He also led two doubles teams to national rankings as Aishwarya Agrawal and Olga Kirpicheva ranked No. 46 in the Sept. 7 poll and the duo of Bianca Modoc and Agrawal ranked No. 53 on Feb. 12.
In their first-year in the Mountain West, Stotland's Bulldogs garnered multiple accolades. Under his guidance freshman Rana Sherif Ahmed won the Mountain West Freshman of the Year award, along with being named to the All-Mountain West Singles Team and All-Mountain West Doubles team with senior Melissa McQueen. Throughout the season, Fresno State earned three Mountain West Players of the Week, two by McQueen and one by Ahmed.
Stotland's 'Dogs recorded a 7-1 record at home at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center, including a perfect 3-0 record in Mountain West play in Fresno.
Amongst his first wins as a collegiate head coach include the Bulldogs' 4-3 upset win over No. 33 Pepperdine on the road, a nail-biting 4-3 victory over conference foe Wyoming at home and the 4-3 defeat of Boise State to spoil a perfect home season for the Broncos.
Prior to joining the Bulldogs, Stotland was the assistant coach Arizona for four seasons where he coached five nationally ranked singles players, four nationally ranked doubles teams, posted a 55-37 overall record and made two NCAA Tournament appearances.
At Arizona, Stotland signed the 11th best recruiting class in the country according to tennisrecruiting.net and developed a freshman into the No. 27-ranked player in the ITA rankings. Each year he led the team to a national ranking, including one year when they began the season unranked and were ranked in the top 30 during the season. The Wildcats were ranked as high as No. 24 during Stotland's time at Arizona.
In 2012, Stotland's Wildcats were a perfect 13-0 at home which was the first time in school history the team went undefeated at home. They advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished the year at No. 27 in the ITA rankings. Prior to Arizona, Stotland coached at his alma mater, New Mexico, where he was a graduate assistant and undergraduate assistant from 2005-08. Stotland coached both the men's and women's programs that had winning seasons every year. He also was the Lobo Club Tennis Pro from 2006-08.
During his professional career on the ATP tour from 2005-07, he was ranked in singles and doubles in the world and won five tournaments on tour. He compiled a successful winning percentage and earned ATP singles and doubles points.
Collegiately, Stotland played for the Lobos where he went from being a walk-on to the No. 1 player on the team. He won two conference championships and is the highest ranked player in UNM history at No. 2 in the NCAA in doubles.
The Boise, Idaho native also garnered the accolade of being UNM's only four-time Mountain West All-Academic honoree, MW Scholar Athlete and ITA Scholar Athlete Honoree in school history.
Stotland graduated magna cum laude and earned a bachelor of business administration as a triple major in accounting, marketing and general management from New Mexico.