Tennis Squeezes By Northern Iowa

SAN JOSE, Calif.---Anna Guzman and Sandra Florea both came back from a two point, second set deficit in singles to help San Jose State edge Northern Iowa, 4-3 on March 16.

     After winning a point-for-point style first set, Guzman found herself trailing Jessica Kunzelmann in the second 4-5. Guzman won her service point, and then broke Kunzelmann's service to complete the comeback, 7-5, 7-5.

     Florea took control by winning the first set against Stefannia Sampaio, 6-2, but also had to climb out of a second set hole to win in number six singles, 6-2, 6-4.

     "I sat with Sandra at the previous service break and made her tell me that she could win this one," said Spartans' head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church. "She told me she could do it, then went right out and came back to win."

     Chau Truong and Jennifer Williams both won in convincing straight set fashion in the third and fifth spots for San Jose State.

     Kerri Kummer took the first set from Laia Gonzales-Gorrido, but fell short in the second and third, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

     "I am really proud of the way the team was mentally today," said Nguyen-Church. "Winning the mental battle is so important for our team, and that's what helped us get the job done."

     San Jose State moves to 6-4 on the dual season, and hosts Eastern Washington this Saturday, March 20, at 11:00 a.m.

Phoebe Walker (UNI) def. Olivia Marshall (SJSU) 7-6(3), 4-3 retired
Laia Gonzales-Gorrido (UNI) def. Kerri Kummer (SJSU) 3-6 6-4, 7-5
Chau Truong (SJSU) def. Sampada Kanade (UNI) 6-2, 6-1
Anna Guzman (SJSU) def. Jessica Kunzelmann (UNI) 7-5, 7-5
Jennifer Williams (SJSU) def. Talia Jang-Stewart (UNI) 6-3, 6-0
Sandra Florea (SJSU)def. Stefannia Sampaio (UNI) 6-2, 6-4

Stewart/Gonzalez (UNI) def. Kummer/Florea (SJSU)9-8(4)
kunzepmann/kanade (UNI) def. (Truong/Guzman) (SJSU) 8-3
Marshall/Williams (SJSU) def. Sampaio/Walker (UNI) 8-6