SAN JOSE, Calif.---The doubles point proved to be valuable as San Jose State women's tennis split the singles competition with Eastern Washington on March 20, but lost two out of three in doubles to give the Eagles a narrow, 4-3 victory.
Anna Guzman and Chau Truong together finished strong in doubles, defeating Marie Demerath and Judy Leining, 8-6. That would be the only win out of three chances in doubles for the Spartans, which proved to be the match decider later on.
Kerri Kummer and Sandra Florea battled Kelsey knight and Caitlin Bampton on the number one court, and came up just short, 9-8 (2).
Then, Olivia Marshall and Jennifer Williams were shut down, 8-5 by Chelsea Patton and Ryann Warner.
Guzman continued in singles, and got off to a great start against Judy Leining. Guzman won the first set, 6-0, and went on to take the match in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2.
Truong also won in straight sets against Kelsey knight, 6-1, 6-3, in the number three singles spot for the Spartans.
Sandra Florea captured San Jose State's third and final win in singles when she beat Ryann Warner, 6-2, 6-3.
With Olivia Marshall, Kerri Kummer, and Jennifer Williams all losing in straight sets, San Jose State fell one point shy and lost the match, 4-3.
"It was a very disappointing loss for us," said Spartans' head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church. "We just let way to many opportunities slip away. Chau, Anna, and Sandra played extremely well today, and fought hard for every point."
San Jose State drops to 6-5 on the season and hosts Sonoma State in the teams' fifth straight home match on March 23.
Caitlin Bampton (EWAS) def. Olivia Marshall (SJSU) 6-4, 7-5
Marie Demerath (EWAS) def. Kerri Kummer (SJSU) 6-2, 6-0
Chau Truong (SJSU) def. Kelsey Knight (EWAS) 6-1, 6-3
Anna Guzman (SJSU) def. Judy Leining (EWAS) 6-0, 6-2
Chelsea Patton (EWAS) def. Jennifer Williams (SJSU) 6-4, 6-4
Sandra Florea (SJSU) def. Ryann Warner (EWAS) 6-2, 6-3
Bampton/Knight (EWAS) def. K. Kummer/Florea (SJSU) 9-8 (2)
Guzman/Truong (SJSU) def Demerath/Liening (EWAS) 8-6
Patton/Warner (EWAS) def. Marshall/Williams (SJSU) 8-5