Two Spartan Entries Reach ITA NW Regional Championship Quarterfinals

Oct. 21, 2017

Stanford, Calif.----- The quarterfinal round was the end of the line for San Jose State University in the 2017 Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Northwest Regional Championships at the Taube Family Tennis Center on the Stanford University campus.

Singles player Sybille Gauvain, a semifinalist in singles in this tournament a year ago, ran into a hot Emily Arbuthnott of Stanford who won her fourth straight set match in three days, 6-2, 6-3. Gauvain was seeded #3 while Arbuthnott was seeded #7.

The Spartan highlight of the day might have been the doubles team of Tamara Culibrk and Laura Malsert topping #5-seed Georgia Lawson and Emma Wilson of Fresno State, 8-5, in the third round. Culibrk and Malsert later dropped an 8-4 decision to the #1-seeded doubles pair Olivia Hauger and Karla Popovic of Cal, 8-4.

"Overall, I'm really proud of this team finishing its last day at Stanford. Although we came up short in some matches, (assistant coach) Julianna (Bacelar) and I saw a lot of upside in both singles and doubles," said Spartans head coach Chad Skorupka. San Jose State about his seven players compiling an 18-13 record in all matches played.

Jacqueline Wagner and Savannah Sendar were straight set winners during Saturday's consolation singles matches.



San Jose State concludes the fall tournament season at the Bronco Invitational, November 3-5, at Santa Clara University.

San Jose State University women's tennis

ITA Northwest Regional Championships

Taube Family Tennis Center, Stanford, Calif.

October 21, 2017

3rd day results

Competing teams
California (CAL) Fresno State (FS) Saint Mary's (SMC)
UC Davis (UCD) Pacific (UOP) San Jose State (SJSU)
Cal Poly (CP) Portland (PORT) Santa Clara (SCU)
Eastern Washington (EWU) Sacramento State (SAC) Seattle U. (SU)
Stanford (STAN)

Championship singles -- quarterfinal round

#7-seed Emily Arbuthnott (STAN) def. #3-seed Sybille Gauvain (SJSU), 6-2, 6-3

Championship doubles -- 3rd round

Tamara Culibrk & Laura Malsert (SJSU) def. #5-seed Georgia Lawson & Emma Wilson (FS), 8-5

Katerina Stioukalova & Abigail Watanabe (FS) def. Sybille Gauvain & Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU), 8-6

Championship doubles -- quarterfinal round

#1-seed Olivia Hauger & Karla Popovic (CAL) def. Tamara Culibrk & Laura Malsert (SJSU), 8-4

Consolation singles

Jacqueline Wagner (SJSU) Ashleigh Jacobs (GON), 6-2, 6-3

Sofia Guinova (SAC) def. Clara Mantaux (SJSU), 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (7)

Savannah Sendar (SJSU) def. Ana Loaiza (SAC), 6-4, 6-4

Juliane Triebe (FS) def. Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU), 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10)

Consolation doubles

Nevada Apollo & Ashleigh Jacobs (GON) def. Clara Mantaux & Jacqueline Wagner (SJSU), 8-4