Championship Week On Tap In Huge Week For Fresno State Sports
    Melanie Gloria and the women's tennis team are one of four teams in action this weekend.
    Melanie Gloria and the women's tennis team are one of four teams in action this weekend.

    May 7, 2007

    Fresno, Calif. - One of the biggest weekends of the Fresno State sports calendar has arrived, as the Bulldogs host four-high profile events this weekend. Fans will have the chance to catch women's tennis, track and field, softball and baseball all at the corner of Cedar and Barstow from May 9-13 during "Championship Week." Tickets for every event can be ordered right here at www.gobulldogs.com or through the Bulldog ticket office at (559) 278-DOGS.

    The week kicks off with the two WAC Championships, both starting on Wednesday, May 9. The 2007 WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships begins with two free days, as fans are welcomed to come by Warmerdam Field and check out the decathlon and heptathlon, which will be decided in the opening two days of the meet beginning at 1 p.m. Following that, the remainder of the team competition and individual events will begin at 12:30 on Friday and Saturday, with events winding up in the evening on both days. All-Session tickets for the meet are $10 for adults, $5 for students, seniors and children, and single day tickets will be sold for $6 and $3 respectively. Additional information on the WAC Track and Field Championships can be found here.

    Also beginning on Wednesday is the 12-game WAC Softball Tournament. Starting with three games on Wednesday, the tournament will eventually decide the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Fresno State enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed, and will face San Jose State at 5:30 p.m. in the second game of the tournament, with begins at 3:30 as No. 6 seed Utah State faces No. 7 seed Louisiana Tech. The tournament continues with five games on Thursday, leading to the three games on Friday which will determine the participants in Saturday's championship game, tentatively scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. All-Session tickets are available for the tournament, good for every game of the tournament beginning at $10, and single-day tickets are available as well. For more information, check out Tournament Central.

    While track & field and softball are attempting to earn NCAA berths, the No. 14 women's tennis program will be representing Fresno State in the NCAA Tournament after earning the right to host the first round for the second time in program history. The Bulldogs open up play against Army, and with a victory in that match will play the winner of Pepperdine and Long Beach State, the other two tournament participants making their way to Fresno. Tickets for each day will run $5 for adults and $3 for students/youth/seniors, gaining entrance to the Wathen Tennis Center. Updated tournament information during the week can also be found here through this link.

    Rounding out the weekend, Fresno State baseball hosts their final home series of the year, as the first-place Bulldogs host Louisiana Tech, the second-place team in the conference. Fresh off of a sweep of San Jose State, the Bulldogs play the second and fourth-place teams in two series to close out the regular season. The series begins with a 6:05 p.m. start on Friday, continues with a 6:05 p.m. start on Saturday, and concludes with Senior Day on Sunday, where the Bulldogs will honor their two seniors, Loren Storey and Brandon Miller. First pitch for the matinee is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

    With the last out of Sunday's baseball game, Fresno State concludes its regularly scheduled home events for the 2006-07 school year, so Championship Week marks the last chance to get your fill of Bulldog athletics until the fall. With four different sports competing, it's a great chance to come and see the best that Fresno State athletics has to offer.

     

     

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