Feb. 14, 2014
San Francisco, Calif. --- Three singles matches went into super tiebreakers, but the San José State University women's tennis team fell short in a close 4-3 dual match loss to the University of San Francisco.
Bacelar scored the first point for the Spartans (2-8) after defeating Sophia Homberg of USF, 7-6 (5), 0-6, 6-2.
Willett's match went into a third set after she won her first set 6-3 against USF's Milicia Hadzi-Tanovic. After falling in the second set, Willett was able to fight back defeating Hadzi-Tanovic, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2.
Senior Sabastiani Leon Chao scored the final point for San José State after topping Marina Nikolic in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. With this win, Leon Chao has 118 career wins and tied with Ashley Tavita at second place on the Spartans' 100-career win list.
The Spartans are back at home as they host Cal Poly on Saturday, February 15. The match begins at 11:00 a.m. (PT) at the Spartan Tennis Complex.
USF improved to 6-2 on the season with the win.
|Thyra Taune (USF) def. Marie Klocker (SJSU)||6-1, 6-1|
|Andrea Ka (USF) def. Gaelle Rey (SJSU)||4-6, 7-5, 6-1|
|Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) def. Sophia Holmberg (USF)||7-5 (5), 0-6, 6-2|
|Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. Marina Nikolic (USF)||6-3, 6-4|
|Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. Milicia Hadzi-Tanovic (USF)||6-3, 1-6, 6-2|
|Brooke Irish (USF) def. Justine Deleval (SJSU)||6-4, 6-2|
|Sophia Holmberg/Thyra Taune (USF) vs. Gaelle Rey / Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU)||4-2, unfinished|
|Marina Nikolic/Andrea Ka (USF) def. Julianna Bacelar / Jessica Willett (SJSU)||6-1|
|Milica Hadzi-Tanovic/Brooke Irish (USF) def. Marie Klocker / Justine Deleval (SJSU)||6-1|