Tennis Edged By Northern Colorado, 4-3

The San Jose State women’s tennis team was edged by the University of Northern Colorado, 4-3, Tuesday, March 17 at the Spartan Tennis Complex.

        Spartan doubles team Kerri Kummer and Anna Guzman lost 8-7(5), but were San Jose State’s strongest pair.  The other pairings, Amber Silverstone/ Olivia Marshall, and Silvana Dukic/Jennifer Williams lost 8-1 and 8-3 respectively. 

        In singles, Dukic, Guzman, and Williams each won in straight sets.  Dukic took an early lead and cruised to a, 6-2, 6-2 over Tiffany Knop.  Guzman went point for point with Jodi Ciarvella, before winning, 6-4, 6-3.

        “All our players gave it 110 percent today, and I can’t ask for anything more from them,” said head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church.   

Williams played a very close match with Luiza Xavier, winning in the first set 7-5.  Williams went on to capitalize in the second set, and won the match, 7-5 6-4.

        After losing the first set 6-4, senior Amber Silverstone had an early second set lead of 4-1.  However, Silverstone was unable to hang on and lost the matchup against Tabatha Knop, 6-4 7-5. 

        After sophomore Marshall defeated Manuela Santos 6-1 in the first set, Santos answered back with a 6-1 set victory of her own.  The two would go on to play a match-deciding third set where Santos beat Marshall 6-2.

        Following the match, Coach Nguyen-Church said, “After coming out flat in doubles, our girls knew they had to step it up in order to win.  I feel like they all did what they needed to do and it’s unfortunate that it was just short of enough for the win.  I’m incredibly proud of the commitment our team showed today.”

 

Singles Results:

 

Tiffany Knop (UNC) def. Amber Silverstone (SJSU) 6-4, 7-5

Manuela Santos (UNC) def. Olivia Marshall (SJSU) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

Silvana Dukic (SJSU) def. Tabatha Knop (UNC) 6-2, 6-2

Jill Kappel (UNC) def. Kerri Kummer (SJSU) 6-1, 6-4

Anna Guzman (SJSU) def. Jodi Ciarvella (UNC) 6-4, 6-3

Jennifer Williams (SJSU) def. Luiza Xavier (UNC) 7-5, 6-4

 

Doubles Results:

 

Ti. Knop/Santos (UNC) def. Silverstone/Marshall (SJSU) 8-1

Ta. Knop/Ciarvella (UNC) def. Dukic/Williams (SJSU) 8-3

Kappel/Jennifer Whateley (UNC) def. Kummer/Guzman (SJSU) 8-7 (5)