San Jose, Calif.— San Jose State’s Sabastiani Leon Chao and Erica Medlin posted singles wins for the Spartans (1-2), but the Oregon Ducks (3-1) swept the doubles matches and took the victory 5-2.
In the dual singles matches, Leon Chao battled Oregon’s Julia Metzger. Leon Chao took the first set 6-3 before dropping the second 6-1. In the tie break Leon Chao came out strong and finished with a 10-4 win.
“We played good competition today,” said Leon Chao, now a sophomore. “We can evaluate ourselves after this weekend and figure out what needs the most work.”
Freshman Erica Medlin also picked up a singles victory for the Spartans. Medlin had to come back from an opening set loss of 6-1 to Sofia Hager, Medlin then grabbed the second set, 6-3, and in a very close tie break won, 11-9.
In doubles, all three Oregon pairings won 8-1 with Sabastiani Leon Chao and Chau Truong losing to Sofia Hager and Patricia Skowronski. Also Sandra Florea and Isadora Busch fell to Rabea Stueckemann and Haley Driver.
“We started slow in doubles today,” Spartan first year head coach Sylvain Malroux said. “I thought the singles was much better. We are young and will learn how to start strong with some time.”
The Spartans will return to action on Saturday, February 11, when they travel to San Luis Obispo to face Cal Poly starting at 10:00 a.m.
San Jose State Women's Tennis
Spartan Tennis Complex, San Jose, Calif.
January 29, 2012
University of Oregon 5, San Jose State 2
- Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. METZGER, Julia (ORE) 6-3, 1-6, 10-4
- SKOWRONSKI, Patricia (ORE) def. Chau Truong (SJSU) 7-5, 6-0
- 3. Erica Medlin (SJSU) def. HAGER, Sofia (ORE) 1-6, 6-3, 11-9
- DU TOIT, Trudie (ORE) def. Isadora Busch (SJSU) 6-0, 6-1
- DRIVER, Haley (ORE) def. Jessica Willett (SJSU) 6-1, 6-3
- STUCKEMANN, Rabea (ORE) def. Sandra Florea (SJSU) 6-4, 6-1
- HAGER/SKOWRONSKI (ORE) def. Leon Chao/Truong (SJSU) 8-1
- METZGER /DU TOIT (ORE) def. Medlin/Willett (SJSU) 8-1
- STUCKEMANN/DRIVER (ORE) def. Florea/Busch (SJSU) 8-1