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Bulldogs earn 4-3 win over Hornets

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno State women's tennis team opened its spring season by rallying for a 4-3 win over Sacramento State Hornets on Sunday afternoon at Fig Garden Swim & Racquet Club.

Fresno State (1-0) earned singles victories at the No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 positions, which included win by freshmen Meshkatolzahra Safi and Marii Vyshkina in their Bulldog debuts. Cristina Flaquer and Carolina Piferi each competed straight-set sweeps in their singles triumphs.

Safi and Vyshkina also partnered to pick up a quick 6-2 win in No. 2 doubles.

The annual home event at a rotating local country club engaged the community with strong support from the Red Wave throughout the contest.


No. 65 Fresno State 4, Sacramento State 3

1/22/2023 at Fresno, CA (Fig Garden Swim & Racquet Club)

Doubles competition

Mayya Gorbunova / Tsveti Yotova (SAC) def. Matilde Magrini / Carolina Piferi (FS) 7-6 [7-3]

Meshkatolzahra Safi / Mariia Vyshkina (FS) def. Weronika Ejsmont / Best Lee (SAC) 6-2

Maddy Ferreros/ Alexis Johnson (SAC) def. Cristina Flaquer/ Carlotta Nonnis Marzano (FS) 7-6 [7-3]

Singles competition

Mayya Gorbunova (SAC) def. Matilde Magrini (FS) 7-6 [7-4], 7-5

Meshkatolzahra Safi (FS) def. Maddy Ferreros (SAC) 6-4, 7-5

Cristina Flaquer (FS) def. Tsveti Yotova (SAC) 6-3, 7-5

Carolina Piferi (FS) def. Weronika Ejsmont (SAC) 6-2, 6-4

Mariia Vyshkina (FS) def. Julia Moraes (SAC) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Grace McSkimming (SAC) def. Carlotta Nonnis Marzano (FS) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4