Sweet 16: Northwestern (L, 0-4) - RESULTS, NOTES & QUOTES
Second Round: Illinois (W, 4-3)
First Round: Eastern Kentucky (W, 4-0)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Fresno State (24-6) - #16
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Simon Thibodeau
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES:
BEST NCAA FINISH:
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: The Bulldogs went 8-0 in conference play, beating all eight WAC opponents by a combined score of 54-2…Currently riding a 10-match win streak; winning 16 of 17 with the only loss coming to #1 Northwestern…All five losses were to teams currently ranked in the top 15.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Five players had perfect 8-0 records in conference singles…Two different Bulldog doubles teams have been ranked No. 1 this season (Gloria/Rowe and Kucerkova/Petukhova – currently #1)…Senior Melanie Gloria (#17 in singles) earned her fourth-consecutive WAC Player of the Year award…Captured 8th straight WAC title.