Spartans Sweep UT Arlington, 4-0

March 19, 2014

San José, Calif. --- The San José State University women's tennis team won the doubles point and three singles matches in the 4-0 sweep against UT Arlington.

Playing at the #1 doubles position, freshmen Marie Klocker and Gaelle Rey teamed up to defeat Elizabeth Thoms and Angeles de los Rios of UT Arlington, 8-7.

The duo of Julianna Bacelar and Jessica Willett secured the doubles point for the Spartans (9-10) after topping the doubles team of Astrid Gehre and Ekaterina Tugarinova, 8-5.

In singles play, Sabastiani Leon Chao, Klocker, and Rey each won their respective matches in straight sets against the Mavericks (8-7).

A senior from San Diego, Calif. Leon Chao won her 128th career win as she topped de los Rios, 6-0, 6-4, at the #3 position. Leon Chao is now tied with Chau Truong for first place on the Spartans' 100 Career Win List.

Playing at the #1 position, Klocker won her singles match against Elizabeth Thoms, 6-2, 6-2, and Rey clinched the win for San José State after defeating Giada D'ortona in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.

The Spartans are back on the courts on April 4, as they travel to UNLV for their first Mountain West Conference match of the season. Play begins at 10:00 a.m. (PT) at the Fertitta Complex located on the UNLV campus. 

San José State 4, UT Arlington 0
Doubles:
1. Marie Klocker / Gaelle Rey (SJSU) def. Elizabeth Thoms / Angeles de los Rios (UTA) 8-7
2. Julianna Bacelar / Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. Astrid Gehre / Ekaterina Tugarinova (UTA) 8-5
3. Giada D'ortona / Christine Foote (UTA) def. Sabastiani Leon Chao / Justine Deleval (SJSU) 8-0
Singles:
1. Marie Klocker (SJSU) def. Elizabeth Thoms (UTA) 6-2, 6-2
2. Gaelle Rey (SJSU) def. rt (UTA)  6-3, 6-4
3. Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. Angeles de los Rios  (UTA) 6-0, 6-4
4. Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) vs. Ekaterina Tugarinova (UTA) 6-1, unf. 
5. Jessica Willett (SJSU) vs. Christine Foote (UTA) 7-5, unf. 
6. Tipper Truong (SJSU) vs. Verena Scott (UTA) 6-2, unf.