Women's Tennis Shines At ITA Regional Championships

Sybille Gauvain gave the Spartans plenty of highlights
Oct. 21, 2016

STANFORD, Calif. San José State’s women tennis team had a big day at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships in Stanford, Calif.  

Both of the Spartans doubles teams won their first matches of the championships and will compete in the round of 32 on Saturday, October 22.

Marine Dans and Gaelle Rey defeated Washington’s Kenadi A. Hance and Katarina Kopcalic, 8-5. Dans and Rey face Pacific’s Cristina Saenz De Buruaga and Mayan Sela at 9:00 a.m.

Tamara Culibrk and Miyo Kobayashi downed Portland’s Jelena Lazarevic and Kara G. Okazaki, 8-2. Culibrk and Kobayashi take on Portland State’s Tracy Dong and Sally Partington at 10:00 a.m.

In singles play, Sybille Gauvain and Tamara Culibrk turned in gems for the Spartans. Gauvain defeated Jaiyu Mu of San Francisco in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, before defeating the number 4 seed in the tournament, Cal’s Denise Starr, 6-2, 6-2. Starr is also ranked #62 in the nation. Gauvain takes on Washington State’s Aneta Miksovska.

Culibrk defeated Portland State’s Siena Peri 6-3, 6-4. She went on to take down Seattle’s Madison Maloney, 6-3, 6-1. Culibrk joins Gauvain in the round of 32 and looks to continue her streak against Washington’s Alexis Prokopuik at 10:00 a.m.

Follow along with the action by live streaming the matches on FloTennis.com. Results will also be updated on the ITA website here.



64      Marine Dans/Gaelle Rey (SJSU) def. Kenadi A. Hance/Katarina Kopcalic (Washington) 8-5
64      Tamara Culibrk/Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU) vs. Jelena Lazarevic/Kara G. Okazaki (Portland) 8-2


128    Julia Eshet (Oregon) def. Marine Dans (SJSU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0.
128    Tamara Culibrk (SJSU) def. Siena Peri (Portland St.) 6-3, 6-4.
128    Gaelle Rey (SJSU) def. Anneroos Nederstigt (Pacific) 1-6, 6-2, 7-5.
128    Sybille Gauvain (SJSU) def. Jaiyu Mu (San Francisco) 6-0, 6-0.
128    Radina Dimitrova (Portland) def. Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
64     Tamara Culibrk (SJSU) def. Madison Maloney (Seattle) 6-3, 6-1.
64     Sybille Gauvain (SJSU) def. Denise Starr (Cal) 7-5, 6-0.
64     Ana Loaiza (Sacramento St.) def. Gaelle Rey (SJSU) 6-0, 6-3.