The Spartan women’s tennis team opened up their season with a 7-0 clean sweep victory at Cal State Bakersfield on February 1. San Jose State was led by true freshman Kerri Kummer who, in her first collegiate dual-match experience, came away with a commanding straight set victory over Nefeli Diamanti 6-0, 6-0.
“I’m extremely proud of the way Kerri played today. She was great with her doubles partner, Anna Guzman, and then in her singles match she absolutely took off. This was a very impressive way for her to start out her college career here at
The rest of the Spartan singles lineup: Amber Silverstone, Silvana Dukic, Olivia Marshall, Jennifer Williams, and Sanda Hadzisabic all beat their opponents in straight sets. Olivia Marshall was able to hold out in a solid matchup for both sets against
Not only did the Spartans sweep the single dual matches, but the doubles matches as well. The pairings of Silverstone/Dukic, and Kummer/Guzman both won their matches with a score of 8-1, while the third team of Marshall/Williams won 8-0.
Coach Nguyen-Church gave this final comment about the team’s performance, “All our players did great from beginning to end today, and showed an incredible amount of focus. We might have seemed a little worried coming into the match, but I knew that we were well prepared. I am very impressed at the way we fought through today’s match.”
The Spartans couldn’t have asked for a better start to the 2009 season, and the team will look to continue their success next week at home on Wednesday, February 4 against UC Santa Cruz at 2 p.m.
Final Score - San Jose State 7, Cal State Bakersfield 0
February 1, 2009
Amber Silverstone/Silvana Dukic (SJSU) def. Kirsty Jenkins/Kaydee Graham (CSUB) 8-1
Kerri Kummer/Anna Guzman (SJSU) def. Ashlee Tharneycroft/SaraMijwel (CSUB) 8-1
Olivia Marshall/Jennifer Williams (SJSU) def. Veronica Dimas/Nefeli Diamanti (CSUB) 8-0
Amber Silverstone (SJSU) def. Kirsty Jenkins (CSUB) 6-0, 6-3
Silvana Dukic (SJSU) def. Veronica Dimas (CSUB) 6-4, 6-0
Kerri Kummer (SJSU) def. Nefeli Diamanti (CSUB) 6-0, 6-0
Olivia Marshall (SJSU) def. Kaydee Graham (CSUB) 6-4, 6-4
Jennifer Williams (SJSU) def. Ashlee Thorneycroft (CSUB) 6-3, 6-1
Sanda Hadzisabic (SJSU) def. Sara Mijwel (CSUB) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)