Three `Dogs Head to NCAA Championships
    Sophomore Marianne Jodoin will be making her second appearance in the NCAA singles Championships
    Sophomore Marianne Jodoin will be making her second appearance in the NCAA singles Championships

    May 2, 2012

    By Kate Whitney
    katewhitney23@gmail.com
    GoBulldogs.com

    FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State tennis had three players receive bids to the NCAA Championships in singles and doubles, which was announced Wednesday.

    From the 48th-ranked women's team, sophomore Marianne Jodoin received a bid for the NCAA Singles Championships. Then from the 33rd-ranked men's team, senior Remi Boutillier and sophomore Francis Alcantara were both given bids in singles and as a doubles team.

    The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 23-28 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., following the conclusion of the team championship (May 18-22). The University of Georgia will serve as host.

    Jodoin is currently ranked No. 39 nationally in singles and posts a 19-4 record at the No. 1 position. She was named the WAC Player of the Year and was also selected to the WAC All-Tournament Team and first-team All-WAC at last week's WAC Championships.

    This is Jodoin's second NCAA Singles Championships appearance. Last year she fell to Saint Mary's 46th-ranked Alexandra Poorta in a super tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (16-14), in the first round.

    Boutillier is ranked No. 26 nationally in singles and he posted a 21-3 record at No. 1 singles this season. He recently was named the WAC Player of the Year and was selected to the WAC All-Tournament Team along with drawing first-team All-WAC honors singles.

    This is Boutillier's first time competing in the NCAA Singles Championships.

    Alcantara, who is ranked No. 35 nationally in singles, went 21-1 at the No. 2 singles position. He also was named to the WAC All-Tournament Team and selected first-team All-WAC in singles. This is Alcantara's first time competing at the NCAA Singles Championships.

    The Boutillier and Alcantara duo is currently ranked 51st nationally and sports a 15-9 record at No. 1 doubles on the season.

     

     

    Boutillier is a three-year veteran of the NCAA Doubles Championships and this is Alcantara's first time being selected. Last year, Boutillier fell in the first round to Auburn's 12th-ranked Daniel Cochrane and Tim Puetz with partner Rikus de Villiers.

    The men's team also received a bid to the NCAA Tournament. It heads to Los Angeles to face San Diego at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

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