FRESNO, Calif. - The San José State women's tennis team dropped its Mountain West-opening match at No. 42 Fresno State, falling 5-2 to the Bulldogs on Friday afternoon at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.
San José State (7-5, 0-1 MW) saw its four-match win streak snapped, while Fresno State (11-3, 2-0 MW) extended its winning streak to five matches.
Fresno State swept doubles play with 6-2, 6-2 and 6-4 wins to take an early 1-0 lead.
In singles play, the Spartans looked to hang around early when Abbie Phaz defeated Tanya Murtaugh in straight sets at No. 6 to pull within 2-1, but the Bulldogs rattled off wins at Nos. 4, 2 and 1 to seal the match.
After dropping the first set 2-6, Malin Cubukcu battled back and won the next two sets to push her singles winning streak to 10 matches.
San José State faces a quick turnaround, as the Spartans take on No. 71 Pacific on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in Stockton, Calif.
#42 Fresno State, #60 San José State 2
Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center (Fresno, Calif.)
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Order of finish: 2,1,3
1. Maiar Sherif Ahmed/Rana Sherif Ahmed (FS) def. Gaelle Rey/Marie Klocker (SJSU): 6-2
2. Anneka Watts/Sophie Watts (FS) def. Sybille Gauvain/Abbie Pahz (SJSU): 6-2
3. Sofya Malysheva/Tanya Murtagh (FS) def. Malin Cubukcu/Julianna Bacelar (SJSU): 6-4
Order of finish: 3,6,4,2,1,5
1. Maiar Sherif Ahmed (FS) def. Sybille Gauvain (SJSU): 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
2. #45 Sophie Watts (FS) def. Gaelle Rey (SJSU): 4-6, 6-0, 6-0
3. Rana Sherif Ahmed (FS) def. Marie Klocker (SJSU): 6-0, 6-1
4. Anneka Watts (FS) def. Julianna Bacelar (SJSU): 6-0, 6-2
5. Malin Cubukcu (SJSU) def. Anne Susdorf (FS): 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-3)
6. Abbie Pahz (SJSU) def. Tanya Murtagh (FS): 6-0, 6-2