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Women’s Tennis Defeats Fresno State, 5-2

February 17, 2012
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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FRESNO, Calif. - The Texas A&M women's tennis team won its third consecutive match and improved 3-1 with a 5-2 victory over Fresno State on a beautiful sun-filled afternoon at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.

The Aggies, who were returning to the courts for the first time since defeating LSU on Feb. 5, got off to a good start as they swept the doubles competition for the second time this season. A&M's Sheri Olivier and Lauren Santacroce never trailed en route to an 8-5 victory over Bianca Modoc and Laura Pola at the No. 3 line.

Janelle Cuthbertson, who returned to the lineup after suffering an injury against Ole Miss in the season opener, teamed with Nazari Urbina at the No. 2 line and helped clinch the doubles point for A&M. The Aggie duo trailed 5-4 but won four of the next five games to close out an 8-6 win against Aishwarya Agrawal and Olga Kirpicheva and give A&M the 1-0 lead.

Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar and Wen Sun completed the sweep as they also came back from a 6-5 deficit to win, 8-6, against Marianne Jodoin and Tanya Murtagh at the No. 1 line.

No. 14th-ranked Sanchez-Quintanar continued her winning ways in singles, improving to 4-0 on the year and giving the Aggies a 2-0 lead with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Agrawal at the No. 2 court.

Sun followed with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over McQueen at No. 3 singles to put the Aggies ahead, 3-0. Cuthbertson then clinched the winning point for A&M with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Murtagh at the No. 5 line as the Aggies took a 4-0 lead.

Jodoin, ranked No. 49, put the Bulldogs (2-5) on the scoreboard, topping Urbina, 7-6 (5), 6-1, at the No. 1 line. Modoc then scored Fresno State's final point and handed Santacroce her first singles loss of the season with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 victory at the No. 4 court.

Janine Erasmus capped the victory for the Aggies, winning the first set, 6-2, against Anne Susdorf and overcoming a 5-3 deficit to win the second set, 7-6 (4).

The Aggies conclude their season-opening five-match road swing at No. 27 Washington on Sunday. The match begins at 1 p.m. (CT) at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle. The Huskies are 4-1 entering a home match against Portland on Saturday.

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No. 31 Texas A&M 5, Fresno State 2
February 17, 2012
Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center
Fresno, Calif.

1.            (#49) Marianne Jodoin (FS) def. Nazari Urbina (TAMU), 7-6 (5), 6-1
2.            (#14) Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (TAMU) def. Aishwarya Agrawal (FS), 6-3, 6-0
3.            (#86) Wen Sun (TAMU) def. Melissa McQueen (FS), 6-3, 6-1
4.            Bianca Modoc (FS) def. Lauren Santacroce (TAMU), 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
5.            Janelle Cuthbertson (TAMU) def. Tanya Murtagh (FS), 6-2, 6-2
6.            Janine Erasmus (TAMU) def. Anne Susdorf (FS), 6-2, 7-6 (4)

Doubles (A&M wins the point)
1.            Sanchez-Quintanar/Sun (TAMU) def. Jodoin/Murtagh (FS), 8-6
2.            Cuthbertson/Urbina (TAMU) def. Agrawal/Kirpicheva (FS), 8-6
3.            Sheri Olivier/Santacroce (TAMU) def. Modoc/Laura Pola (FS), 8-5

Order of finish
Doubles: 3, 2, 1
Singles: 2, 3, 5*, 1, 4, 6
* - Clinched match

Team records
Texas A&M:  3-1
Fresno State: 2-5

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