SAN JOSE, Calif.---Freshman Chau Truong stepped onto the court in number one singles for the first time at San Jose State and defeated Stephanie Luk, 6-3, 7-5, to help the Spartans defeat Sonoma State, 6-1 on March 23.
Truong was up 5-2 in the second set before Luk made a run of three straight points to tie the set score at five. Truong won the battle from that point forward, and went on to take the match in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.
"I was feeling a little tight and nervous for a while there, but I just stayed calm and imagined I was playing in number three like I usually do," said Truong following the match. "I'll feel more comfortable going out there again after today's experience."
Olivia Marshall got her first win in singles of the 2010 dual season by beating Haley Hickock in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4.
Anna Guzman, Kerri Kummer, and Sandra Florea for San Jose State, all won their matches in straight set fashion.
Team captain, Jennifer Williams was forced into a third set after Jessica Harris bounced back to tie the match at one a piece after two sets. Williams dropped the third set and the match to Harris, 6-4, 1-6, 3-6.
In doubles, the Spartans finished with three wins to secure the point in the match. Kummer and Florea were given a run on the number-one court from Luk and Molly Maguire, but were able to pull it out, 9-7.
Truong and Guzman defeated Jessica Harris and Haley Hickock, 8-3, and Marshall and Williams beat Stephanie Hoffmire and Jessica Harris, 8-2.
"We were actually doing the things today that we worked on in practice," said Spartans' head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church. "I like to see the team trusting their shots, and we did that today."
San Jose State improves their record to 7-5 with now the second win over Sonoma State in 2010. They'll host UC Riverside this Thursday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m. before they head off to the Las Vegas Round Robin Tournament March 26-27.
Chau Truong (SJSU) def. Stephanie Luk (SSU) 6-3, 7-5
Olivia Marshall (SJSU) def. Haley Hickock (SSU) 6-1, 6-4
Anna Guzman (SJSU) def. Jeanette Peck (SSU) 6-4, 6-2
Kerri Kummer (SJSU) def. Molly Maguire (SSU) 6-2, 6-0
Sandra Florea (SJSU) def. Stephanie Hoffmire (SSU) 6-1, 6-2
Jessica Harris (SSU) def. Jennifer Williams (SJSU) 6-4, 1-6, 3-6
Kummer/Florea (SJSU) def. Luk/Maguire (SSU) 9-7
Truong/Guzman (SJSU) def. Harris/Hickock (SSU) 8-3
Marshall/Williams (SJSU) def. Hoffmire/Peck (SSU) 8-2