No. 71 Dogs Face Two Top-10 Teams
No. 71 Fresno State faces No. 1 Stanford and No. 7 California this week.
April 6, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. -
No. 71 Fresno State women's tennis face its biggest competition this upcoming week. The Dogs head north to face No. 1 Stanford on Friday April 8 and No. 7 California on Saturday April 9.
The Bulldogs hosted then ranked No. 26 Pepperdine, last weekend. Doubles team Laura Pola and Marianne Jodoin started the day off for the Dogs with a high-powered victorious match against No. 34 doubles team Marie Zalameda and Anamika Bhargava, 8-2. The dogs earned the doubles point but fell in singles and fell to the Waves, 4-3.
On Tuesday Campbell/ITA rankings announced, Fresno State is currently ranked in the top 75 at No. 71. Marianne Jodoin, freshman, has reached her highest ranking in the season at No. 79.
Taking a Look at Stanford
No. 1 Stanford (19-0) held its ranking at No. 1 this week holds a 0-16 all-time record over Fresno State. Stanford's line-up consists of numerous ranked singles and doubles teams. Stanford boasts the No. 4 singles player Hilary Barte, No. 17 Kristie Ahn, No. 22 Mallory Burdette and No. 55 Stacey Tan. Stanford is also home to No. 2 doubles team Hilary Barte and Mallory Burdette and No. 30 Kristie Ahn and Nicole Gibbs.
Taking a Look at the Golden Bears
"We Are Your Team!"
No. 7 California (14-5) hosts No. 71 Fresno State with a two match winning streak against No. 26 University of Arizona and No. 15 Arizona State. The Golden Bears lead a 4-13 all-time record over the Bulldogs. The last time the Dogs defeated the Golden Bears was a, 4-3 victory in 2009. California boasts several nationally ranked singles players including, No. 2 Jana Juricova No. 18 Mari Andersson, No. 46 Tayler Davis and No. 80 Annie Goransson. California is also home to nationally ranked doubles teams No. 3 Mari Andersson and Jana Juricova and No. 25 Anett Schutting and Annie Goransson.
--No. 71 Fresno State travels to the bay area this week to take on No. 1 Stanford on Friday and No. 7 California on Saturday