'Dogs Finish Strong at Nike Cal Invite
    Sophie Watts had a big win for the Bulldogs on the final day of competition.
    Sophie Watts had a big win for the Bulldogs on the final day of competition.

    Sept. 30, 2013

    By Kasandra Martinson
    kmartinson@csufresno.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    BERKELEY, Calif. --- The Fresno State women's tennis team finished the final day of the Nike Cal Invite on a positive note on Sunday in Berkley, Calif.

    The Bulldogs went 3-for-4 in singles and finished the day with one doubles victory.

    Junior Anne Susdorf defeated Nevada's Juliette Legendre (7-6(5), 6-4) and Sofya Malysheva beat Ana Pimienta of Marquette in straight sets (6-3, 6-3).

    Sophomore Sophie Watts grabbed a big win for the 'Dogs, defeating USC's Gabriella DeSimone, 6-3, 7-5. DeSimone had an ITA preseason ranking of 56.

    "Sophie had a really good win," said Fresno State head coach Ryan Stotland. "I am very proud of all of the girls today."

    The Watts twins concluded the day with a doubles win over Justine Deleval and Sabi Leon-Chao of San Jose State (8-3).

    "We definitely got better today and I think we learned a lot which was the key to this first tournament," added Stotland. "We are growing and competing and I think we made a huge step today."

    The Bulldogs next compete at the St. Mary's Invite in Moraga, Calif., Oct. 11-13.

    Nike Cal Invite Day 3 Results

    Round Robin Singles
    FS Sofya Malysheva d. MAR Ana Pimienta 6-3;6-3
    FS Anne Susdorf d. NEV Juliette Legendre 7-6(5);6-4
    SB Priscilla Garcia d. FS Claire Yang 6-4;1-6;1-0(10-8)
    FS Sophie Watts d. USC Gabi DeSimone 6-3;7-5

     

     

    Round Robin Doubles
    FS Anneka Watts - FS Sophie Watts d. SJ Justine Deleval - SJ Sabi Leon-Chao 8-3
    SJ Jessica Willett - SJ Julianna Bacelar d. FS Anne Susdorf - FS Claire Yang 8-3

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