Bulldogs Defeat Aggies, 5-2

    Feb. 5, 2012

    By Kate Whitney


    DAVIS, Calif. - The Fresno State women's tennis team beat No. 48 UC Davis, 5-2, today at the Aggies' Marya Welch Tennis Center.

    After suffering a tough 4-3 lost against Sacramento State yesterday the Bulldogs were back with vengeance. The `Dogs earned the doubles point with early wins from the No. 3 and No. 2 doubles teams.

    Junior Bianca Modoc and partner Laura Pola gained the first Bulldog win of the day when they bested UCD's Lauren Curry and Nicole Koehly, 8-1, at No. 3 doubles. In a close match at No. 2 doubles Aishwarya Agrawal and Olga Kirpicheva clinched the doubles win for the Bulldogs over Dahra Zamudio and Layla Sanders, 8-6. Marianne Jodoin and Tanya Murtagh fell to Aggies' Megan Heneghan and Kelly Chui, 9-7, after a back-and-forth battle at No. 1 doubles.

    In singles, the `Dogs served the Aggies some powerful competition. Modoc was the first win again for the Bulldogs, besting Ellie Edles, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 6 singles. Bulldogs' newcomer Agrawal defeated Chui 6-3, 6-2, at No. 3 singles, giving her a perfect singles record for the weekend.

    The Aggies fought back at No. 4 singles as Curry beat Melissa McQueen, 6-3, 6-2. Then again at No. 2 singles when Aggie, Heneghan bested Kirpicheva, 7-5, 6-2.

    The Bulldogs clinched the win at No. 5 singles in a three-set battle. Murtagh faced-off against UCD's Koehly and pulled out the win, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4. The match ended at No. 1 singles where No. 49 Jodoin defeated Chui in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.



    "After a tough loss yesterday we bounced back on the courts," Head Coach Simon Thibodeau said. "Our team is good and will only get better throughout the season."

    The `Dogs head home to face-off against Hawai'i in the first conference match of the season on Saturday, Feb. 11 at noon.

    Fresno State 5, No. 64 UC Davis 2

    Davis, Calif.

    (Marya Welch Tennis Center)


    1. Megan Heneghan/Kelly Chui (UCD) def. Marianne Jodoin/Tanya Murtagh (FS), 9-7

    2. Aishwarya Agrawal/Olga Kirpicheva (FS) def. Dahra Zamudio/Layla Sanders (UCD) 8-6

    3. Bianca Modoc/Laura Pola (FS) def. Lauren Curry/Nicole Koehly (UCD) 8-1


    1. #49 Marianne Jodoin (FS) def. Dahra Zamudio (UCD) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

    2. Megan Heneghan (UCD) def. Olga Kirpicheva (FS) 7-5, 6-2

    3. Aishwarya Agrawal (FS) def. Kelly Chui (UCD) 6-3, 6-2

    4. Lauren Curry (UCD) def. Melissa McQueen (FS) 6-3, 6-2

    5. Tanya Murtagh (FS) def. Nicole Koehly (UCD) 6-0, 2-6, 6-4

    6. Bianca Modoc (FS) def. Ellie Edles (UCD) 6-3, 6-1

    Order of finish

    Doubles (3, 2, 1)

    Singles (6, 3, 4, 2, 5, 1)

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