No. 71 Dogs Face Two Top-10 Teams
    Laura Pola and the Bulldogs travel to the bay area this week
    Laura Pola and the Bulldogs travel to the bay area 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.

    Last Time
    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.

    National Rankings
    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
    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.

     

     

    "We Are Your Team!"--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

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