Tennis Hosts UC Santa Cruz in 2011 Opener

San Jose, Calif.---The San Jose State women’s tennis team kicks off the 2011 dual season against UC Santa Cruz this Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at the Spartan Tennis Complex in San Jose, Calif.

Upcoming Match: San Jose State (0-0) vs. UC Santa Cruz (0-3), Tuesday, February 8, 2011, Spartan Tennis Complex, San Jose, Calif., 2:00 p.m.

SJSU Outlook: San Jose State has four letterwinners returning to the team from the 2009-10 season, and lost two seniors. Chau Truong lead the team with 30 wins last year and is returning with good health for her sophomore campaign. Head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church is turning to incoming freshman Sabastiani Leon Chao and three other newcomers to help the team in 2011.

UCSC Outlook: The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) ranked UC Santa Cruz as the 26th best Division III team in the nation in a poll that came out on November 4, 2010. They have lost their first two matches of 2011 to Cal Poly SLO and Santa Clara, both by a 7-0 score.

SJSU vs. UCSC: San Jose State is 14-0 against UC Santa Cruz dating back to the 1999-2000 season. 

Fall Season Wrap: SJSU won 18 singles matches this fall season. That’s three less than the team had won in the previous three fall seasons combined. Sabastiani Leon Chao saw her first collegiate tennis action this fall and finished with a 6-2 record in singles over three tournaments. Chau Truong picked up where she left off last season and also finished with a 6-2 record in singles. The team as a whole won 20 matches in singles and doubles

Seniors: The team has three seniors this year: Anna Guzman, Olivia Marshall, and Kalin Eshelman. Guzman is the only senior going for her fourth and final letter as an SJSU student-athlete. Marshall joined the team as a sophomore in 2008-09 and this will be Eshelman’s first season with the Spartans.

Home Site: SJSU will play all of their home dual-matches in 2011 at the Spartan Tennis Complex located at the corner of 12th and Humboldt street in San Jose, Calif.