Bulldogs Developing At Cal Nike Invitational
    Fresno State freshman Olga Kirpicheva picked up her first win of her career on Friday at the Cal Nike Invitational.
    Fresno State freshman Olga Kirpicheva picked up her first win of her career on Friday at the Cal Nike Invitational.

    Oct. 2, 2009

    FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State's newcomers gained valuable experience on Friday at the Cal Nike Invitational in Berkeley, Calif.

    It was the first collegiate matches for Fresno State's Bianca Modoc, Melissa McQueen, Olga Kirpicheva and Anna Mikhaylova. The group combined for three singles and one doubles victories in the first day of action of the tournament.

    "We had some good moments for first day, especially in doubles," Fresno State head coach Simon Thibodeau said. "We will learn to manage our errors better and it's always positive to get some experience under our belt."

    In their first time pairing together, Fresno State's Modoc and Mikhaylova defeated San Francisco's Melinda Akerbrant and Yune Hashiguchi, 8-0.

    In singles action, Modoc recorded a 6-3, 6-0 victory over WAC foe, Aodhnait Lombard of Nevada.

    After sustaining first round losses, Mikhaylova and Kirpicheva each bounced back to pick up victories in the consolation round.

    Play will resume Saturday and go through Sunday.

    NCAA WOMEN'S TENNIS
    Cal Nike Invitational
    Oct. 2, 2009 at Berkeley, Calif.

    Singles
    First Round

    Chie Hayasaka (BYU) def. Anna Mikhaylova (FS) 6-2, 6-1
    Tijana Koprivica (MINN) def. Melissa McQueen (FS), 6-2, 6-3
    Bianca Modoc (FS) def. Aodhnait Lombard (NEV), 6-3, 6-0
    Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Olga Kirpicheva (FS), 6-2, 6-0

    Second Round
    Lindsay Kinister (USC) def. Bianca Modoc (FS), 6-4, 6-0

    Consolation
    Anna Mikhaylova (FS) def. Milica Zivanovic (SAC), 2-0 default
    Olga Kirpicheva (FS) def. Teanna Simmons (ASU), 6-3, 6-2
    Catherine Isip (SMC) def. Melissa McQueen (FS), 6-3, 6-1

    Doubles
    First Round

    Modoc/Mikhaylova (FS) def. Akerbrant/Hashiguchi (SF) 8-0
    McKenna/Hein (ASU) def. Kirpicheva/McQueen (FS), 9-8 (9-7)

     

     

    "We Are Your Team" - The Bulldogs are gearing up to open their season on Oct. 2 at the Berkeley Nike Invitational in Berkeley, Calif.. For all the up to date information on Fresno State women's tennis stay logged on to gobulldogs.com.

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