Nov. 1, 2013
By Kasandra Martinson
FRESNO, Calif. --- The Fresno State women's tennis team won 13 combined singles and doubles matches on the first day of the Bulldog Classic at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center on Friday.
"We battled hard and we came out on top of the much needed matches today," said Fresno State head coach Ryan Stotland. "We definitely like playing at home, it is great to have our fans there."
The Bulldogs started the day winning 2-of-3 doubles matches. Freshman Claire Yang and Sofya Malysheva paired to win their match over Portland State's Preda and Vorster (8-7 (6)). Fresno State's Rana Sherif Ahmed and Sophie Watts also won their match over Cal Poly's Bacharach and Padmanabhan (8-4).
Both teams advance to the doubles quarterfinal round Saturday morning.
In singles action the Fresno State went 11-for-14 on day one. Yang, Malysheva, Sophie Watts, Anne Susdorf, and Anneka Watts all won both of their respected singles matches. Tanya Murtagh also had a singles victory in her fist fall tournament of the fall season after returning from injury.
The Bulldogs are back in action tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. as they host day two at the Sierra Racquet Club.
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