Three `Dogs Head to NCAA Championships
May 2, 2012 By Kate Whitney
By Kate Whitney
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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