Freshman Kerri Kummer split the first two sets against opponent Sophie Lantta and then went on to lose in a super tiebreaker for the match 6-4, 4-6, 12-10.
Senior Silvana Dukic and sophomore Anna Guzman also played in close matches, forcing second-set tiebreakers where they both came up short. Dukic and Guzman, both down 7-6 at the end of set number two, lost their matches 6-0, 7-6 (1) and 6-4, 7-6 (3), respectively.
“Windy conditions made it tough today, and, as the day went on, our players were able to adjust. It was a disappointing loss, but I feel like our team played hard, and tomorrow we will be ready to play again,” said head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church.
The Spartan pairing of Silvana Dukic and Jennifer Williams put up the best score of the day for the Spartans in doubles, losing 8-6. Amber Silverstone and Olivia Marshall were shut out in number-one doubles, 8-0, and the duo of Kerri Kummer and Anna Guzman were downed, 8-5.
Aglaya Kokurina (GU) def. Amber Silverstone (SJSU) 6-3, 6-4
Rika Mehndiratta (GU) def Olivia Marshall (SJSU) 6-2, 6-3
Kristina Zauere (GU) def. Silvana Dukic (SJSU) 6-0, 7-6 (1)
Clare Dodge (GU) def. Anna Guzman (SJSU) 6-4, 7-6 (3)
Sophie Lantta (GU) def. Kerri Kummer (SJSU) 6-4, 4-6, 12-10
Danielle Farmer (GU) def. Jennifer Williams (SJSU) 6-4, 6-2
Kokurina/Zauere (GU) def. Silverstone/Marshall (SJSU) 8-0
Farmer/Mehndiratte (GU) def. Dukic/Williams (SJSU) 8-6
Dodge/Edson-White (GU) def. Kummer/Guzman (SJSU) 8-5