Tennis Extends Streak To Ten

San Jose Calif. – The San Jose State women’s tennis team added to their record setting winning streak on Monday, March 26, with a 7-0 victory over Eastern Washington University. The Spartans (11-3) played for the fourth consecutive day, with their last three wins all being decisive 7-0 triumphs.

In doubles, San Jose State’s Chau Truong/Alexis Marquez took the first match from the No. 2 position, 8-1, over Ryann Warner/Rocio Norena. The win was the sixth straight for the Spartan pair. The Spartans then dropped the No. 3 decision, 8-3, which set up a battle for the doubles point. In the No.1 spot, Sabastiani Leon Chao/Erica Medlin took on Moira Hedberg/Chrissy Uriarte in a match that lasted an hour and thirty-six minutes. San Jose State had built up a 7-4 lead before Eastern Washington mounted a comeback, winning four straight games. With the score 8-7 the Spartan tandum fought back to send the contest into a tiebreak, that San Jose took, 7-4. The Spartan duo has now won their last ten dual doubles matches, and San Jose State has taken the doubles point in the last ten matches as well.

“This was a hard match today, Eastern Washington is resilient,” head coach Sylvain Malroux said. “Sabastiani and Erica didn’t have their best stuff, but found a way to win, and that is why they are at the No.1 position.”

Truong lead the Spartans once again in singles play as she secured her tenth dual singles win in a row, 6-3, 6-2, over Patton. Freshmen Jessica Willett and Alexis Marquez also extended their singles winning streaks to six and eight respectively, as the Spartans swept the singles matches.

Every Spartans singles who has played more than three matches now has a winning record.

“Four matches in four days was a challenge,” Malroux added. “I was impressed, not only with our physical endurance, but mental as well.”

The Spartans will now have an eight day break before returning to conference play against New Mexico State. That match starts at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, from the Spartan Tennis Complex.


San Jose State Women's Tennis
Eastern Washington vs San Jose State 

San Jose State 7, Eastern Washington 0
Mar 26, 2012 at San Jose, Calif. (Spartan Tennis Complex)

Singles competition

1. Leon Chao, Sabastiani (SJSU) def. HEDBERG, Moira (EWU) 6-2, 7-6

2. Truong, Chau (SJSU) def. PATTON, Chelsea (EWU) 6-3, 6-2

3. Medlin, Erica (SJSU) def. URIARTE, Chrissy (EWU) 6-3, 6-2

4. Willett, Jessica (SJSU) def. KNIGHT, Kelsey (EWU) 7-5, 6-0

5. Busch, Isadora (SJSU) def. WARNER, Ryann (EWU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

6. Marquez, Alexis (SJSU) def. DIAMANTI, Nefeli (EWU) 6-3, 6-0


Doubles competition

1. Leon Chao, Sabastiani/Medlin, Erica (SJSU) def. HEDBERG, Moira/URIARTE, Chrissy (EWU) 9-8

2. Truong, Chau/Marquez, Alexis (SJSU) def. WARNER, Ryann/NORENA, Rocio (EWU) 8-1

3. KNIGHT, Kelsey/PATTON, Chelsea (EWU) def. Busch, Isadora/Willett, Jessica (SJSU) 8-3


Match Notes

Eastern Washington 3-11

San Jose State 11-3