Oct. 18, 2013
By Kasandra Martinson
STANFORD, Calif. ---The Fresno State women's tennis team had nine wins in day one of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northwest Regional at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on Friday.
Fresno State had a strong start to the tournament, going 5-for-6 in the singles round of 128. Claire Yang, Sophie Watts, Anneka Watts, Anne Susdorf and Rana Sherif Ahmed all won their respected singles matches in the first round.
In the singles round of 68 Sherif Ahmed defeated Stanford's Amelia Herring in straight sets (6-4; 6-1). Sophie Watts won her match over Jennifer Nguyen of UC Davis (6-3; 6-1) and Anneka Watts came from behind to gain a victory over Ane McPike of Cal Poly (4-6; 6-2; 7-5). Sherif Ahmed and the Watts twins will advance to the singles round of 32 on Saturday.
Fresno State had one victory in the doubles round of 64. Sofya Malysheva and Sherif Ahmed defeated Stanford's Herring and Kostas (8-7; 7-6(4)). Susdorf and Yang had a bye in the first round of doubles and will join Malysheva and Sherif Ahmed in the doubles round of 32 tomorrow.
"We did pretty well today, we still have some things to work on but overall we had a good day," said Fresno State head coach Ryan Stotland. "I am excited to see how we do tomorrow as the competition gets tougher."
The Bulldogs are back on the court tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. with doubles play.
To view the full draw and tournament schedule click here.
Day 1 Results
Singles - Round of 128
Claire Yang d. Dani Young 6-1; 6-0
Sophie Watts d. Frederique Sleiffer 6-0; 6-0
Anneka Watts d. Brianna Kemp 6-4; 6-3
Anne Susdorf d. Andie Mouzes 6-0; 6-0
Rana Sherif Ahmed d. Jessica Willett 4-6; 6-2; 7-6(6)
Catherine Leduc d. Sofya Malysheva 6-2; 6-3
Singles - Round of 64
Sophie Watts d. Jennifer Nguyen 6-3; 6-1
Rana Sherif Ahmed d. Amelia Herring 6-4; 6-1
Anneka Watts d. Ane McPike 4-6; 6-2; 7-5
(12) Caroline Doyle d. Claire Yang 6-0; 6-0
(3) Kristie Ahn d. Anne Susdorf 6-4; 6-0
Doubles - Round of 64
Malysheva/Sherif Ahmed d. Herring/Kostas 8-7; 7-6(4))
Irish/Nikolic d. Watts/Watts 8-7; 7-6(2))
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