Women's Tennis Advances to the Second Round of the NCAA Tennis Championships
May 12, 2000
FRESNO, Calif. -
The 39th ranked Fresno State Bulldogs advanced to the second round of the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship with a 5-3 victory over No. 23 Clemson today at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford.
Fresno State took control of the match in singles play by winning four singles matches. Kandiss Creighton (Sr., Weldon, Calif.) and Anke Beier (Fr., Velbert, Germany) both fought back from losing their first sets to claim three-set victories.
"Those two matches were the turning point for us," coach Corbin Archer said. "Kandiss had a few tough losses as of late, and it was good to see her turn it around today. Anke had been injured (neck) and hadn't practiced all week but also came through for us."
Also in singles play No. 41 Kim Niggemeyer upset No. 26 Carmina Giraldo in two straight sets 6-1, 6-1 and Liesl Fichtbauer (Jr., Hamburg, Germany) defeated Lauerence Jayot 6-0, 6-0.
Fresno State picked up its fifth and deciding point in doubles at No. 3 as Liesl Fichtbauer and Kelly Ramirez (Fr., Ontario, Calif.) defeated Cinny Clausen and Anna Savitskaya 8-1.
The Bulldogs will face the winner of the Stanford vs. Weber State match in second round action tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.
No. 39 Fresno State- 5