Spartans Head To Boise

Upcoming matches: Montana State (5-7, 3-1 Big Sky), Friday, April 1, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Boise, Idaho.
Boise State (11-6, 2-0 WAC), Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9:00 a.m., Boise, Idaho.

San Jose State record: 5-6, 0-0 WAC. The Spartans are coming off of three close losses at the Las Vegas Challenge (3/26-27). They dropped below .500 for the first time this season with the three defeats.

Montana State record: 5-7, 3-1 Big Sky. The Bobcats have wins this season against Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and Northern Colorado who San Jose State also defeated 5-2 back on March 15.

Boise State record: 11-6, 2-0 WAC. The Broncos are coming off of a 5-2 win over No. 54 Oregon. The Broncos began the season as the No. 38-ranked team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, but have dropped to their current 58th.

Partner up: Sabastiani Leon Chao and Sandra Florea were handed their first loss of the season together at No. 1 doubles in the Las Vegas Challenge. They entered the tournament 7-0 and after losing one to North Dakota, the pair picked up two more wins to improve their record to 9-1.

Progress report: At the halfway mark in the 2011 season, Sandra Florea and Anna Guzman both have an 8-3 record in singles to lead the team. Leon Chao and Florea have been solid at No. 1 doubles losing only once in 10 matches. The freshman, Leon Chao has played at No. 1 singles in all but one match so far and is 7-2 in that spot.

Sunshine State?: The Spartans have had six matches in 2011 either postponed or canceled due to rain in San Jose.

Seniors: The team has three seniors this year: Anna Guzman, Olivia Marshall, and Kalin Eshelman. Guzman is the only senior going for her fourth and final letter as an SJSU student-athlete. Marshall joined the team as a sophomore in 2008-09 and this is Eshelman's first season with the Spartans.

Fall season wrap: SJSU won 18 singles matches this fall season. That's three less than the team had won in the previous three fall seasons combined. Sabastiani Leon Chao saw her first collegiate tennis action this fall and finished with a 6-2 record in singles over three tournaments. Chau Truong picked up where she left off last season and also finished with a 6-2 record in singles. The team as a whole won 20 matches in singles and doubles

Home site: SJSU will play all of their home dual-matches in 2011 at the Spartan Tennis Complex located at the corner of 12th and Humboldt street in San Jose, Calif.