Bulldogs’ Watts named MW Player of the Year
Fresno State junior Sophie Watts was named the Mountain West Women’s Tennis Player of the Year on Wednesday.
Primarily playing top singles for the 49th-ranked Bulldogs, Watts went 32-5 with 21 consecutive dual match victories. She is No. 82 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings.
The native of Hitchin, England, finished 6-0 against Mountain West opponents. She also teamed with twin sister Anneka in doubles play to capture 12 straight matches.
Two-time champion Fresno State garnered the most all-singles honors on the 16-player team, with Sophie Watts, Maiar Sherif Ahmed and Rana Sherif Ahmed all selected.
Rana Sherif Ahmed, a junior, is a three-time selection and Watts a two-time honorary. Maiar Sherif Ahmed was named Mountain West Freshman of the Year, going 20-3 with a 6-0 mark against conference foes.
Both the Watts sisters and the Sherid Ahmed sisters were all-conference doubles teams selections among eight duos picked.
• Fresno State sophomore Euan McIntosh was named all-conference in both singles and doubles, with partner Adam Glynn. The No. 4-seeded Bulldogs open play at the MW championships today against No. 5 Boise State in Albuquerque, N.M.
Bulldogs’ Ly ties for 6th at MW golf finals
Fresno State Madchen Ly climbed eight spots during the final round Wednesday to finish tied for sixth at the Mountain West women’s golf championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.
The senior from Clovis High tied for the third-best mark of the day with a 1 under to finish at 74-76-71—221.
New Mexico’s Manon Molle tallied the top score of the final round and won the individual championship at 72-71-67—210 after a one-hole individual playoff with San Diego State’s Milagros Chaves (66-74-70—210).
Fresno State pulled into a tie for eighth with Boise State among the nine-team field, shooting 312-300-303—915. San Diego State capture the team title at 288-301-287—876.
Bulldogs freshman Mimi Ho, after reaching the top 10 through two rounds, shot 8 over for the day, carding 77-72-80—229 for 22nd place.