San Jose, Calif.--- The San Jose State women’s tennis team had three singles matches go into three sets, as the Spartans went to defeat Louisiana Tech, 5-2.
The win for San Jose State (10-4, 2-0 WAC) is its third in a row and fifth in the last six matches.
In singles play, the Spartans' three-set singles wins came at #1, #3 and #4. junior Sabastiani Leon Chao faced Louisiana Tech’s Alexandra Starkova at number-one and defeated her in three sets, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2. Sophomore Erica Medlin won 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 against Vivian ten Dolle of Louisiana Tech, and teammate Julianna Bacelar won in three sets, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
“We started out slow in the beginning, but we got ourselves together and we found a solution - winning,” said Leon Chao about today’s matches. “We communicated well in doubles and we responded well and we fought for the win.”
In doubles, Medlin and Leon Chao paired up against Ten Dolle and Manoela Chiacchio, winning their set, 8-6. The duo team of Chau Truong and Bacelar also won their set, 8-6.
“Today’s match was a tough one,” said head coach Sylvain Malroux. “ The team competed really well. We really had to fight and stay aggressive and the team did really good. I am impressed with how we played today.”
The Spartans travel to San Marcos, Texas to compete in three dual matches against Seattle U., UT Airlington, and Texas State starting Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31.
San Jose State Women’s Tennis
Spartans Tennis Complex, San Jose, Calif.
March 22, 2013
San Jose State 5, Louisiana Tech 2
Sabastiani Leon Chao/ Erica Medlin (SJSU) def. Vivian ten Dolle/ Manoela Chiacchio (LATech), 8-6.
Joanna Nalborska / Alexandra Starkova (LATech) def. Jessica Willett/ Amber Walker (SJSU), 8-6.
Chau Truong/ Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) def. Melanie Urvoy /Taly Merker (LaTEch), 8-6.
Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. Alexandra Starkova (LATech), 6-3, 6-7, 6-2.
Joanna Nalborska (LATech) def. Chau Truong (SJSU) 6-2, 7-5.
Erica Medlin (SJSU) def. Vivian ten Dolle (LATech), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) def. Melanie Urvoy (LATech), 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. Taly Merker (LATech), 6-1, 6-0.
Manoela Chiacchio (LATech) def. Amber Walker (SJSU), 6-3, 7-5.
Louisiana Tech - 6-4, 1-1 WAC
San Jose State - 10-4, 2-0 WAC