San Jose, Calif. --- In the first conference match of the season, the San Jose State doubles team of Julianna Bacelar and Chau Truong each contributed a singles win and teamed up for a victory in doubles play, contributing three points in a 6-1 win against New Mexico State.
The Spartans (9-4, 1-0 WAC) doubles teams had a strong day, sweeping the Aggies (4-8, 0-1 WAC) and earning the first point of the match.
The duo of Sabastiani Leon Chao and Erica Medlin defeated New Mexico State’s doubles team of Ginet Pinero and Ros-Polly Nguyen 8-2. In the #2 doubles spot Amber Walker teamed up with Jessica Willett for a doubles win after shutting down Denis Van Der Ben and Annemieke Witte, 8-6. Bacelar and Truong finished the sweep with an 8-0 win against New Mexico State’s duo of Jodie Williams and Mia Brandt.
“They know they can play well and they have the confidence. They did well in the doubles team and our doubles are doing really well,” said head coach Sylvain Malroux about the Spartans' win. “They are communicating well and are aggressive. The team is really eager to show that we are a good team.”
In singles match play, Bacelar’s match went to three sets against Witte where she won 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6).
Truong contributed her singles point and improved her combined wins to 15 after defeating New Mexico State’s Jodie Williams in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.
“I thought I did well today,” said Truong. “I was aggressive from the beginning and it turned out well because of my attitude in the match.”
The Spartans continue with their conference-match play on Friday, March 22 when they go up against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (5-3). The match begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Spartan Tennis Complex.
San Jose State University Women’s Tennis
Spartan Tennis Complex, San Jose, Calif.
March 20, 2013
San Jose State (SJSU) 6, New Mexico State (NMSU) 1
Sabastiani Leon Chao/Erica Medlin (SJSU) def. Ginet Pinero/Ros-Polly Nguyen (NMSU), 8-2
Amber Walker/ Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. Denis Van Der Ben/Annemieke Witte (NMSU), 8-6
Julianna Bacelar/ Chau Truong (SJSU) def. Jodie Williams/ Mia Brandt (NMSU), 8-0
Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. Ginet Pinero (NMSU), 6-1, 6-2
Chau Truong (SJSU) def. Jodie Williams (NMSU), 6-1, 6-2
Erica Medlin (SJSU) def. Denise Van Der Ben (NMSU), 6-1, 6-0
Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) def. Annemieke Witte (NMSU), 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6)
Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. Ros-Polly Nguyen (NMSU), 6-1, 6-3
Mia Brandt (MNSU) def. Amber Walker (SJSU), 6-3, 7-6, 10-5 (7-4)