No. 48 W. Tennis Continues League Play On The Road
April 11, 2013
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SDSU Continues League Play on The Road
The 48th-ranked San Diego State women's tennis team will continue Mountain West play on the road as the Aztecs travel to Las Vegas to take on No. 55 Fresno State and Nevada this weekend. SDSU will be putting its spotless conference record on the line against the Bulldogs and Wolf Pack. Fresno State will also enter Saturday's match with a perfect league record and will battle the Aztecs for first place in the conference standings.
San Diego State posted three conference wins last season and improved its overall record to 14-4 after opening MW play at home against UNLV, New Mexico and Boise State.
Scouting The Bulldogs
No. 55 Fresno State is undefeated in Mountain West action with a flawless 4-0 record. The Bulldogs have downed Nevada, Wyoming, Air Force and Colorado State in league play. Fresno State most recently defeated Colorado State by sweeping the Rams 7-0 on April 6.
This is the first season for Ryan Stotland as head coach of the women's tennis program at Fresno State. Prior to his time with the Bulldogs, Stotland was the assistant coach at Arizona for the past four seasons where he coached five nationally-ranked singles players and four-nationally ranked doubles teams. During his time at Arizona, Stotland posted a 55-37 overall record and made two NCAA tournament appearances.
Scouting The Wolf Pack
Nevada owns a 9-4 overall record and currently stands at 3-1 in conference play. The Wolf Pack has recorded wins over Wyoming, Air Force and Colorado State. The lone MW loss for Nevada came at the hands of Fresno State, 5-2. Most recently, the Wolf Pack notched a 6-1 win over Colorado State on April 7.
Head coach Guillaume Tonelli is in his second season with Nevada. In Tonelli's inaugural season with the Wolf Pack, the team finished with a 6-12 record and lost in the first round of the conference tournament to Hawai'i, the eventual tournament champion. Prior to his head coach appointment, Tonelli was the assistant coach for four years while he completed his education at New Mexico.
Last Time Out
The Aztecs opened Mountain West play last weekend as they hosted UNLV, New Mexico and Boise State. SDSU opened conference play with a close 4-3 win over the Rebels on April 5. San Diego State continued its winning ways by sweeping the Lobos on April 6. The perfect weekend on The Mesa would be concluded with a 6-1 win over the Broncos. The weekend would put the Aztecs into first place in conference, followed closely by Saturday's opponent, Fresno State.