Aggies Host No. 43 Fresno State Saturday
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  03/09/2012

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (March 9) - The New Mexico State women's tennis team prepares to host the No. 43 Fresno State Bulldogs Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the NM State Tennis Complex.

The Aggies (6-3, 1-0 WAC) enter Saturday riding a five-match winning streak.  Senior co-captain Natalia Salum is undefeated in singles this season with a record of 8-0, and has one WAC player of the week award (Jan. 23) to show for her efforts.  

Sophomore Ros-Polly Nguyen has won three straight singles matches playing at the Nos. 4 and 5 positions.  Sophomore Annemieke Witte holds a four-game winning streak at the Nos. 5 and 6 singles spots. 

The No. 2 doubles team of Manon Sylvain and Denise Van Der Ben will also look to extend their three-game winning streak.

NM State recently came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Idaho Vandals 4-3 on March 4.  Nguyen and freshman Van Der Ben led the charge to victory after both trailed in the first set.  Salum was victorious after trailing 6-2, 4-1 to Idaho's Sophie Vickers.  Witte clinched the Aggie win by defeating Beatriz Flores in a second set tiebreaker.

No. 43 Fresno State (5-5, 1-0 WAC) enters the match holding a three-game winning streak, including an upset win over No. 50 Georgia State when the Bulldogs were unranked. 

Fresno State's No. 1 singles player Marianne Jodoin is ranked No. 42 in the nation and holds a record of 8-2, with her only losses coming to nationally-ranked opponents.

The winner of the match will take an early lead in the Western Athletic Conference standings. 

"Our team is playing with a lot of confidence and focus, and I like what I'm seeing," head coach Ivan Fernandez said.

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