Bears Bite Bulldogs
    Sophomore Tanya Murtagh
    Sophomore Tanya Murtagh

    April 17, 2012

    BERKELEY, Calif. - The No. 53 Fresno State women's tennis team lost to No. 10 California, 7-0, on Tuesday at the Hellman Tennis Complex.

    The `Dogs (11-8, 3-0 WAC) fell to the Bears (17-5, 8-1 Pac-12) at all three doubles positions despite a tough fight from the No. 2 and 3 doubles teams.

    No. 65 ranked doubles team, Bianca Modoc and Aishwarya Agrawal, came close to defeating 17th-ranked Anett Schutting and Annie Goransson but fell in the end, 8-6, at the No. 2 spot. At No. 3, Melissa McQueen and Tanya Murtagh pushed California's Tayler Davis and Alice Duranteau to an extra set but fell in a 9-7 decision.

    In singles the Bears continued to bully the Bulldogs taking seven victories in straight sets. At the No. 5 spot, the first of California's five nationally ranked singles players, No. 99 Goransson, beat junior Modoc, 6-0, 6-2. No. 12 Zsofi Susanyi defeated freshman Agrawal, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 2 and No. 55 Davis beat Laura Pola, 6-4, 6-0, at No. 4 to clinch the team win for the Bears.

    No. 8 Jana Juricova defeated No. 38 Marianne Jodoin, 6-1, 7-5, at No. 1 and the Bear's Cecilia Estlander beat sophomore Murtagh, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 6. The match ended at the No. 3 spot where junior McQueen suffered a 6-3, 7-5, lost to No. 81 Anett Schutting.

    The `Dogs travel to San Luis Obispo to face Cal Poly on Saturday at noon at Mustang Courts.

    No. 10 California 7, No. 53 Fresno State 0

    Hellman Tennis Complex | Berkeley, Calif.

    Records: California (17-5, 8-1 Pac-12), Fresno State (11-8, 3-0 WAC)

    Doubles

    1. No. 43 Juricova/Susanyi (CAL) def. Jodoin/Pola (FS); 8-4

    2. No. 17 Goransson/Schutting (CAL) def. Agrawal/Modoc (FS); 8-6

     

     

    3. Davis/Duranteau (CAL) def. McQueen/Murtagh (FS); 9-7

    Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

    Singles

    1. No. 8 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. No. 38 Marianne Jodoin (FS); 6-1, 7-5

    2. No. 12 Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) def. Aishwarya Agrawal (FS); 6-2, 6-2

    3. No. 81 Anett Schutting (CAL) def. Melissa McQueen (FS); 6-3, 7-5

    4. No. 55 Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Laura Pola (FS); 6-4, 6-0

    5. No. 99 Annie Goransson (CAL) def. Bianca Modoc (FS); 6-0, 6-2

    6. Cecilia Estlander (CAL) def. Tanya Murtagh (FS); 6-2, 6-4

    Order of finish: 5, 2, 4, 1, 6, 3

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