Women's Tennis Hosts Southern Utah

Julianna Bacelar's 118 career wins are third in program history.
March 9, 2015


 

 

SAN JOSE, Calif. - San José State's women's tennis team hosts just its second match of the season when Southern Utah visits Spartan Courts on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.

The Spartans (6-4, 0-0 MW) have conceded a total of just three points in their last three matches combined, allowing one each in road wins over UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly and San Diego.

On March 3, San José State checked in at No. 75 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings, marking the program's first national ranking since it graced the weekly poll at No. 68 on the week of Jan. 21, 2014.

Malin Cubukcu has given the Spartans a consistent presence at the bottom of both the singles and doubles lineups to this point in the season, posting a 12-6 overall record and winning her last eight singles matches at No. 5 and No. 6.

Senior Julianna Bacelar's nine overall wins in dual match play bring her overall career total to 118, good for the third-most in program history behind recent graduates Sabastiani Leon Chao (132) and Chau Truong (128). Bacelar is just the seventh player in San José State history to reach the 100-wins plateau.

Tuesday's home match is San José State's first since it hosted San Francisco on Jan. 31. The Spartans close out the home slate with four consecutive home matches beginning on March 27.

Southern Utah (1-2, 0-0 Big Sky) at #75 San José State (6-4, 0-0 MW)
Tuesday, March 10, 1:00 p.m. PT
Spartan Courts
San Jose, Calif.

Southern Utah sits at 1-2 after blanking Dixie State in the season opener and dropping its next two matches to UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton. The Thunderbirds finished 8-11 overall and 3-7 in the Big Sky Conference. Southern Utah visited Spartan Courts last season and dropped a 4-0 contest to the Spartans.