April 11, 2013
vs. New Mexico
April 12, 2013, 2 p.m.
vs. Boise State
April 14, 2013, 12 p.m.
The Air Force women’s tennis team plays its final home matches of the regular season this weekend, hosting New Mexico on Friday, April 12 at 2 p.m. and Boise State on Sunday, April 14 at 12 p.m. Air Force’s three seniors, Christine Molina, Hannah Dake and Melissa Cecil, will be honored in a pre-match ceremony prior to the Boise State match on Sunday.
AIR FORCE HEAD COACH Kim Gidley
Air Force head coach Kim Gidley is in her 15th season at the helm of Air Force’s women’s tennis program. The first civilian head coach in the history of the program, Gidley became the winningest coach in the history of the program in 2003 with her 76th victory. She recorded her 100th career victory during the 2005-06 season and currently has a 196-202 career record.
LAST TIME OUT
Air Force lost two league matches in Fresno, Calif., last weekend. The Falcons, (12-7, 1-3 MW) fell to 60th-ranked Fresno State, 7-0, and Nevada, 6-1
Fresno State won the doubles point by sweeping all three matches. Olga Kirpicheva and Aishwarya Agrawal won at No. 3, defeating sophomores Tiffany Tran and Marcelli Magday 8-1. Bianca Modoc and Sophie Watts clinched the point for the Bulldogs at No. 2 with an 8-4 victory over senior Christine Molina and sophomore Natasha Rizvi. Melissa McQueen and Rana Sherif Ahmed rounded out the sweep with an 8-3 victory at the top spot over seniors Melissa Cecil and Hannah Dake.
The Bulldogs kept the momentum in singles, winning all six contests. Ahmed and Molina battled in the final match at the No. 1 position, before Ahmed prevailed 6-4, 6-3, 1-0 (11-9).
Nevada won the doubles point by sweeping all three matches. The closest match was at the No. 2 position, where Sophie Stevens and Juliette Legendre beat Molina and Rizvi 8-6.
Rizvi produced Air Force’s lone singles victory by defeating Sheila Smiley, 7-5, 6-1 at the No. 4 spot. Nevada won the other five matches in straight sets.
Air Force heads to Fort Collins, Colo., next weekend to complete the regular season. The Falcons will play San Diego State on Saturday, April 20 and UNLV on Sunday, April 21, both at 10 a.m.