Women’s Tennis Has Home Opener Vs. USF & Three Matches In Four Days

Feb. 22, 2017

For the San Jose State University women’s tennis team, it expects to finally play its home opener, Thursday, February 23, against the University of San Francisco (USF) in a 1:00 p.m. match at the Almaden Valley Athletic Club in San Jose.

Originally scheduled for February 4, rain and wind forced postponement of this match and a second possible home opener against the Academy of Art University on February 17.

The Spartans (2-3) last played on February 14 in a 7-0 loss to #4-ranked Stanford.

The Last Meeting
San Jose State
February 4, 2017
San Jose, Calif.
The USF match is the first of three matches in four days. San Jose State is scheduled to play CSUN (2-4), Saturday, February 25 in a 10:00 a.m. dual match. The next day, the Spartans take on UC Irvine (1-7) in a non-conference contest that starts at 11:00 a.m.

San Jose State is likely to have junior Sybille Gauvain play in the number-one singles role. Gauvain is ranked 56th nationally in the February 21 Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s rankings. Her rank is the highest for a Spartan women’s tennis player since the 2013 season. She has an 11-6 win-loss record in singles and is tied for the team lead in singles victories this season.

Gauvain and doubles partner Marie Klocker take a three-match winning streak into the USF dual match. They have a 7-5 win-loss record including a win against UC Santa Barbara’s nationally-ranked doubles pair of Stefani Stojic and Palina Dubavets, ranked #52 at the time of the match.