Williams dropped the first set, 6-0 and then battled her way through the second winning 7-6 (3) and pushing the match to a super-tiebreaker. In the tiebreak set, Williams pushed on and prevailed in the match, 0-6 7-6(3) (10-5).
“Jennifer is not a player who will sit back and wait for her opponent to make a mistake. Today she played hard and smart in a really great comeback on her part,” said head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church.
Senior Amber Silverstone also played in a tough match on the number one singles court, falling to Santa Clara’s Stephanie Galainena, 7-5 6-3.
“It’s always tough to play at
The rest of the Spartan lineup: Kerri Kummer, Silvana Dukic, Anna Guzman, and Olivia Marshall lost their singles matches in straight sets. All three doubles matchups were won by Santa Clara.
Following the loss, the
Stephanie Galainena (Santa Clara) def. Amber Silverstone (SJSU) 7-5, 6-3
Kacie Wagner (Santa Clara) def. Olivia Marshall (SJSU) 6-2, 6-1
Myra Davoudi (Santa Clara) def. Silvana Dukic (SJSU) 6-0, 6-1
Carmen Pham (Santa Clara) def. Kerri Kummer (SJSU) 6-4, 6-2
Ashley Pane (Santa Clara) def. Anna Guzman (SJSU) 6-1, 6-3
Jennifer Williams (SJSU) def. Courtney Hull(Santa Clara) 0-6, 7-6(3), (10-5)
Davoudi/Pham (Santa Clara) def. Kummer/Guzman (SJSU) 8-2
Galainena/Pane (Santa Clara) def. Dukic/Silverstone (SJSU) 8-1
Wagner/Cox (Santa Clara) def. Williams/Marshall (SJSU) 8-2