Women's Tennis Boasts Two Top 25 Players

    Feb. 25, 2002

    FRESNO, Calif. -

    TWO UPCOMING HOME MATCHES FOR BULLDOGS
    The Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center will see more action for women's tennis this next week. On Saturday they will face No. 67 Loyola Marymount at 1:30 p.m. The following Wednesday will usher in competiton against No. 38 South Alabama. Against the Lions, Fresno State has gone 3-0. Vs. South Alabama, their record is 2-3.

    FRESNO STATE FACED SAN DIEGO ON SUNDAY
    The Bulldogs, who are now 4-3, took on San Diego last Sunday at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center. The women won all of their matches as well as all of their sets. Kim Niggemeyer is now ranked No. 23 in the nation, followed closely by freshman Chloe Carlotti at No. 25 Fresno State is now 2-0 at home. This brings the Bulldogs record to 5-4 against the Toreros.

    BULLDOGS LOSE TO NO. 11 BRUINS
    Fresno State fell 6-1 to UCLA last Friday. Kim Niggemeyer and Simone Jardim won their doubles match but the Bulldogs were unable to take the doubles point with losses at the No. 2 and No. 3 position.In singles, Kim Niggemeyer took the sole Bulldog oint after Megan Bradley withdrew due to injury.

    VICTORY AT HOME OPENER AGAINST SACRAMENTO STATE
    The Bulldogs hosted Sacramento State last Wednesday in their first home match of the season. Fresno State dominated the event, winning every single match. Chloe Carlotti's win over Marta Gronowicz took her to eight straight wins. The Bulldogs now have a winning 3-0 record against the Hornets.

    BULLDOGS FALL TO NORTH CAROLINA IN ITA TEAM INDOORS EVENT
    The women's tennis team made their first appearance ever at the prestigious ITA National Indoor Tournament. In the first round against North Carolina, the Bulldogs suffered a 4-2 loss. This defeat eliminated Fresno State from the main draw, but they were still able to compete in the consolation tournament.
    The Bulldogs won their first consolation match against Oklahoma State 6-1. They took the doubles point and won five out of six singles points. In their second consolation match, Fresno State lost by one to Northwestern 4-3.

    DUAL-MATCH SEASON STARTS SUCESSFULLY FOR FS
    After a sucessful match against No. 24 Pepperdine last Wednesday,the Bulldogs now have a 2-6 record against the Waves. Last year's unprecedented win catapulted the team to a No. 8 ranking, the highest of the season.
    This year the top three players in the Bulldog lineup won their singles matches with No. 1 Kim Niggemeyer defeating Pepperdine's Veronika Koksova 6-3, 6-1. No. 2 in the lineup was freshman Chloe Carlotti, who beat Charlotte Vernaz 6-2, 6-3. Simone Jardim played No. 3 and had the decisive victory, a 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Karin Schlapbach.
    The Bulldogs started the match on the right foot, gaining the doubles point with hard-fought victories at Nos. 1 and 2. Niggemeyer and Jardim, ranked No. 1 in the nation in preseason rankings, defeated the team of Koksova and Schlapbach 9-8 (8). Carlotti and Lucia Tallo combined to beat Ceyda Keyman and Vernaz 9-8 (2). Courtney Jantz and Chantel Wiggins took out Anna Andersson and Veronika Koksova 8-4.
    Fresno State's match against Stanford, Calif., the No. 1 team in the nation, was postponed due to rain. Stanford boasts Lauren Kalvania and Gabriela Lastra, both in the top-ten in pre-season rankings, with Kalvania at No. 2 and Lastra at No. 10.
    Stanford has continued to dominate Fresno State, holding a 0-12 record over the Bulldogs.

     

     

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