'Dogs Begin Six Match Home Stand, Host Campus Kids' Day
March 14, 2013
By Stephanie Juncker
By Stephanie Juncker
FRESNO, Calif. --- After beginning the season with nine out of 11 matches on the road, the No. 61 Fresno State women's tennis team will host six straight home matches over the course of four weeks. The Bulldogs' home stand begins this Saturday, March 16 at 12 p.m. against Cal Poly at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.
The 'Dogs will turn around two days later and face Big XII foe and No. 42-ranked Kansas State at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 18.
The match against the Wildcats will serve as Fresno State's Campus Kids' Day which will run from 3-5 p.m. Campus Kids' Day is FREE for youth, grades 1-8 with no experience needed. Registration runs through 3/16. If you have questions, contact Diane Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org/310-804-0010).
About the Competition
Nationally-ranked Kansas State enters the contest with the 'Dogs hungry for a win as the Wildcats have lost four straight, including back-to-back losses in conference play. The Wildcats are led by Petra Niedermayerova who has been ranked in the top 20 in singles all season and currently sits at No. 15. She is also ranked in doubles with two different partners, No. 32 Niedermayerova/Bonacic and No. 41 Niedermayerova/Kubickova. The Bulldogs have faced the Wildcats four times in history, coming out with wins in all four matches. The squads have not met since 2007 when the 'Dogs won 7-0.
McQueen Leading The Way
Senior Melissa McQueen leads the 'Dogs this season in singles with wins in seven of the 11 dual matches. She has won six out of her last seven matches including three straight at the third spot. McQueen's performance in her final home opener garnered notice from the conference office who recognized her as the Mountain West Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week on Feb. 27.
As a whole the team has been very successful when winning the doubles point. Six of the seven team wins have come when capturing the doubles point.
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