FS Sweeps La Tech, Advance to Semifinals
    Melissa McQueen assited with the 4-0 victory over La Tech at the WAC Tournament.
    Melissa McQueen assited with the 4-0 victory over La Tech at the WAC Tournament.

    April 28, 2011

    FRESNO, Calif. - No. 72 Fresno State women's tennis team started its Western Athletic Conference tournament out strong with a solid 4-0 victory over Louisiana Tech in Boise, Idaho. The Dogs swept the seventh-seeded team Lady Techsters at the BOAS Indoor Tennis Complex Thursday afternoon. The Dogs started the match off victorious in doubles, and proceeded to conquer La Tech in the next three matches, not dropping one set.

    This is the second time this season these two teams have met up. Fresno State swept La Tech both times.

    Bulldog doubles team, Laura Pola and Marianne Jodoin along with, Abby Hayley and Bianca Modoc pulled the Dogs to a strong start earning the doubles point.

    Fresno State freshman and nationally ranked singles player, No. 55 Jodoin added another point to the Dogs score defeating La Tech's Elne Barnard, 6-1, 6-2 on court one.

    McQueen's power hit and skills earned her a straight-set victory over Melanie Urvoy on court three, 6-1, 6-3.

    Only dropping one game in each set, the Bulldog sophomore continued her WAC reign and triumphed over Anna Zurek on court five, 6-1, 6-1.

    "Today was a great start of the WAC championship," said head coach Simon Thibodeau. "We did a very good in singles, are focused and looking forward to tomorrow."

    The Dogs will take on the winner of the third-seeded Nevada or sixth-seeded Hawai'i in the semifinals on Friday at noon at the BOAS Indoor Tennis Complex. The winner of the match will advance to the WAC Championship match for a chance for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

    #72 Fresno State University 4, Louisiana Tech University 0
    Apr 28, 2011

    Boise, Idaho (BOAS Indoor Tennis Complex)



    1. Pola/Jodoin (FS) def. Barnard/Zurek (LATECH) 8-6
    2. McQueen/Kirpicheva (FS) vs. Ten Dolle/Urvoy (LATECH) 3-7, unfinished
    3. Hayley/Modoc (FS) def. De Wit/Erofeyeva (LATECH) 8-4

    1. #55 Marianne Jodoin (FS) def. Elne Barnard (LATECH) 6-1, 6-2
    2. Laura Pola (FS) vs. Vivian ten Dolle (LATECH) 6-1, 3-5, unfinished
    3. Melissa McQueen (FS) def. Melanie Urvoy (LATECH) 6-1, 6-3
    4. Bianca Modoc (FS) vs. Maartje de Wit (LATECH) 6-3, 3-1, unfinished
    5. Olga Kirpicheva (FS) def. Anna Zurek (LATECH) 6-1, 6-1
    6. Abby Hayley (FS) vs. Alena Erofeyeva (LATECH) 6-1, 2-3, unfinished

    "We Are Your Team!"- The Dogs advanced to the semifinals and will take on the winner of the Hawai'i and Nevada match on Friday at noon at Boise, Idaho. Go Dogs!

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