Doubles Teams Perfect On 1st Day of ITA Northwest Regional Championships

Oct. 19, 2017

Stanford, Calif.----- San Jose State University was 3-for-3 in doubles play on the first day of the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Northwest Regional Championships taking place at the Taube Family Tennis Center on the Stanford University campus.

Two Spartan pairs playing together for the first time this season, Clara Mantaux and Jacqueline Wagner and Sybille Gauvain and Miyo Kobayashi, were winners. Sophomore Tamara Culibrk and freshman Laura Malsert also won their first round doubles match.

All three doubles teams advance to second round action Friday, October 20, starting at 9:00 a.m. Manatux & Wagner take on the Cal duo of Jasie Dunk and Maria Smith; Gauvain and Kobayashi face Seattle University's Kyra Jung and Kelli Woodman; and Culibrk and Malsert square off against Maria Kozyreva and Aubane Ville of Saint Mary's.

The Spartans also had success in singles play. Gauvain as the #3-seed in the 128-player draw had a first round bye. She advanced to Friday's third round with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Sacramento State's Sofia Wicker Velez.

Malsert needed three sets each to defeat Grace Olyphant of Cal Poly, 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-2, and Isabella vonEbbe of UC Davis, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, to advance to the third round. Kobayashi was a straight set winner over Sacramento State's Maria Gonzalez, but lost to Maddie Pothoff of Santa Clara, 7-6(4), 6-3.



Mantaux, Wagner, Culibrk and Sendar lost their first round singles match.

San Jose State University women's tennis

ITA Northwest Regional Championships

Taube Family Tennis Center, Stanford, Calif.

October 19, 2017

1st day results

Competing teams vs. SJSU
California (CAL) Pacific (UOP)
UC Davis (UCD) Sacramento State (SAC)
Cal Poly (CP) Santa Clara (SCU)
Eastern Washington (EWU)
Championship doubles -- 1st round
Tamara Culibrk & Laura Malsert (SJSU) def. Zeina El Tawil & Caitlyn Frankel (SCU) 8-3
Clara Mantaux & Jacqueline Wagner (SJSU) def. Rylee Braden & Stephanie Broussard (EWU) 8-4
Sybille Gauvain & Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU) def. Elvena Gevariz & Katya Tabachnik (SCU) 8-1
Championship singles -- 1st round
Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU) def. Maria Gonzalez (SAC) 6-2, 6-4
Anna Ramos Vinolas (UOP) def. Clara Mantaux (SJSU) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (6)
#3-seed Sybille Gauvain (SJSU) bye
#9-seed Anna Bright (CAL) def. Jacqueline Wagner (SJSU) 6-1, 6-2
Laura Malsert (SJSU) def. Grace Olyphant (CP) 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-2
Ana Loaiza (SAC) def. Tamara Culibrk (SJSU) 6-4, 7-6 (3)
Stephanie Broussard (EWU) def. Savannah Sendar (SJSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Championship singles -- 2nd round
#3-seed Sybille Gauvain (SJSU) def. Sofia Wicker Velez (SAC) 6-2, 6-3
Maddie Pothoff (SCU) def. Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU) 7-6(4), 6-3
Laura Malsert (SJSU) def. Isabella vonEbbe (UCD) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3