Feb. 1, 2014
By Kasandra Martinson
By Kasandra Martinson
SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- The Fresno State women's tennis team grabbed its first victory of the season with a huge 6-1 win over Sacramento State on Saturday at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club in Sacramento, Calif.
The Bulldogs came from behind in doubles to grab wins on courts one and three to grab the doubles point. Nationally ranked doubles pair Aishwarya Agrawal and Claire Yang defeated Bulatovaite and Savchenko 6-4. Sophie Watts and Anneka Watts paired in doubles for the first time this spring to win their match 6-4.
"We played well as a team and fought hard in doubles to come back and get the doubles point which gave us a ton of momentum going into singles," said Fresno State head coach Ryan Stotland.
The Bulldogs then won 3-of-4 tie breakers in singles play to win all but one singles points. Agrawal, No. 104 Sophie Watts, Rana Sherif Ahmed, Sofya Malysheva and Anneka Watts all won their respected singles points in Fresno State's victory.
"Sacramento State is a great team and we prevailed, they put up a great fight, it is a great victory for us and we are looking forward to St. Mary's tomorrow," added Stotland.
The Bulldogs had a quick turnaround as they are set to travel to Moraga to face No. 37 St. Mary's tomorrow at 11 a.m., at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex.
#55 Fresno State 6, Sacramento State 1
1. #104 Sophie Watts (FS) def. NGUYEN, Jennifer (SAC) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-4)
2. Rana Sherif Ahmed (FS) def. SOLTANICI, Alina (SAC) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)
3. Aishwarya Agrawal (FS) def. BULATOVAITE, D. (SAC) 6-4, 6-2
4. Sofya Malysheva (FS) def. SAVCHENKO, Daria (SAC) 6-2, 7-6
5. Anneka Watts (FS) def. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) 7-6, 2-6, 1-0 (10-4)
6. BOIJA, Olivia (SAC) def. Anne Susdorf (FS) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)
1. #41 Aishwarya Agrawal/Claire Yang (FS) def. BULATOVAITE, D./SAVCHENKO, Daria (SAC) 6-4
2. BOIJA, Olivia/LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) def. Sofya Malysheva/Tanya Murtagh (FS) 6-5
3. Anneka Watts/Sophie Watts (FS) def. NGUYEN, Jennifer/SOLTANICI, Alina (SAC) 6-4
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