'Dogs to Host Three Matches in Five Days
The Watts twins are now 9-0 in doubles dual match play this season.
The Watts twins are now 9-0 in doubles dual match play this season.

March 14, 2014

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UT Arlington • March 16, 2014 • 11 a.m. PT
Sierra Racquet Club • Fresno, Calif.
Fresno State (5-8, 1-0 MW) vs. UT Arlington (6-5, 1-0 SBC)
Series Record: First Matchup

Dartmouth • March 18, 2014 • 5 p.m. PT
Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center • Fresno, Calif.
Fresno State (5-8, 1-0 MW) vs. Dartmouth (3-2, 0-0 IL)
Series Record: First Matchup

No. 66 Denver • March 20, 2014 • 5 p.m. PT
Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center • Fresno, Calif.
Fresno State (5-8, 1-0 MW) vs. Denver (5-6, 0-0 SL)
Series Record: Fresno State leads 2-0
Last Meeting: Jan. 31, 2009 (W: 4-3)

Bulldog Bones

'Dogs Host Three Matches in Five Days
Having won four of their last five matches played, the Bulldogs (5-8, 1-0 MW) return to Fresno for a five-match home stand where they are 2-0 in dual match play this season. Fresno State begins its home slate with three matches in five days, hosting UT Arlington, Dartmouth and No. 66 Denver. The 'Dogs first faces UT Arlington at the Sierra Racquet Club on March 16 at 11 a.m. The Bulldogs then host Dartmouth on March 18 and Denver on March 20 at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.

About the Competition
UT Arlington (6-5, 1-0 SBC) is coming off a 4-2 loss against Louisiana Tech on March 10. The Mavericks are 1-3 on the road this season as they are set to play at Sierra Racquet Club. Fresno State is the second of four stops for UT Arlington in their California road trip. The Mavericks face Cal Poly on Saturday before the first ever matchup with the Bulldogs on Sunday.

Dartmouth (3-2, 0-0 IL) has only played five matches so far this season, with two duals being cancelled early on. The Big Green heads into next week's match after shutting out UMass 7-0 in their home opener.

No. 66 Denver (5-6, 0-0 SL) is currently on a three-match winning streak with victories over New Mexico, Nevada and North Texas. The Pioneers are strong on the road as they are 4-5 this season. Fresno State leads Denver 2-0 all-time.

Watts Twins on Nine-Match Win Streak
Sophie Watts and Anneka Watts are currently undefeated in doubles dual match play this season. The Watts twins have won nine-straight matches as they have worked their way to the top spot for the Bulldogs.

Five-Match Home Stand
After kicking off their five-match home stand with three matches this week, Fresno State is set to closes out home play with two conference matches next weekend against San Diego State (March 28) and UNLV (March 30).

Agrawal Named MW POW
Junior Aishwarya Agrawal was named Mountain West Women's Tennis Player of the Week for competition played Feb. 19-25. This was her first career MW weekly accolade. Agrawal led the Bulldogs to a pair of home wins over No. 63 Santa Clara and conference rival Boise State at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center. Agrawal went 3-for-4, winning both of her singles matches in the third flight, to extend her win streak to three. After dropping the doubles point to Santa Clara on Feb. 21, Agrawal started the 'Dogs singles surge with a win in straight sets at No. 3. The Bulldogs then went on to win four singles matches, including the deciding point on court six to win the match 4-3. The Indore, India native then helped clinch the doubles point over Boise State two days later with an 8-6 win at the top spot. In singles, Agrawal came from behind to defeat the Broncos, Teal Vosburgh (4-6, 6-0, 6-2). Her singles point over Boise State clinched the match 4-0, for Fresno State. Agrawal leads the Bulldogs with six singles victories in dual play this season. She is 1-1 at No. 2 and 5-3 at No 3.

ITA Rankings
Sophomore Sophie Watts earned a singles ITA ranking of No. 74 in the latest polls, while Aishwarya Agrawal and Claire Yang have maintained a regional doubles ranking of No. 7. Watts was also ranked at No. 15 in the ITA Northwest Region rankings. The next round of rankings will be release on March 18.

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