Spartans Fall to #74-Fresno State, 5-2

April 11, 2014

San José, Calif. --- Freshman Gaelle Rey and junior Julianna Bacelar each contributed a singles win for the team, but the San José State University women’s tennis team fell 5-2 in a conference dual match against #74-Fresno State.

At the #2 singles position, Rey topped Fresno State’s (11-8, 4-0 MW) Rana Sherif Ahmed in the first set 6-4 and secured the win after defeating Sherif Ahmed 7-6 (4) in the tiebreaker set.

Bacelar picked up the second win for the Spartans (9-13, 0-3 MW) after defeating Sofya Malysheva, 6-4, 7-5.

In doubles competition against the Bulldogs, Rey teamed up with Marie Klocker at the #1 doubles spot, defeating Anneka and Sophie Watts, 8-7. This was the only doubles win for San José State.

Playing at the #2 position, the doubles team of Bacelar and Jessica Willett fought to the finish, falling 8-7 against Malysheva and Sherif Ahmed. Justine Deleval and Sabastiani Leon Chao also had a close finish as they were topped by Fresno’s duo of Anne Susdorf and Tanya Murtagh, 8-6.

The Spartans compete in their last home match of the season on Friday, April 18 as they recognize their graduating senior for Senior Day. Match play begins at 12:00 p.m. (PT) at the Spartan Tennis Complex located near Spartan Stadium. 



Fresno State 5, San José State 2


1. Sophie Watts (FS) def. Marie Klocker (SJSU)  6-1, 6-1
2. Gaelle Rey (SJSU) def. Rana Sherif Ahmed (FS)  6-4, 7-6 (0-4)
3. Aishwarya Agrawal (FS) def. Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU)  6-1, 6-3
4. . Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) def. Sofya Malysheva (FS)  6-4, 7-5
5. Anneka Watts (FS) def. Jessica Willett (SJSU)  6-4, 6-3
6. Anne Susdorf (FS) def. Justine Deleval (SJSU)  6-2, 6-2
1. Marie Klocker / Gaelle Rey (SJSU) def. Anneka Watts/Sophie Watts (FS)  8-7
2. Sofya Malysheva/Rana Sherif Ahmed (FS) def. Julianna Bacelar / Jessica Willett 8-7
3. Anne Susdorf/Tanya Murtagh (FS) def. Justine Deleval / Sabastiani Leon Chao 8-6