San Marcos, Texas --- The #73 ranked San Jose State University women’s tennis team extended its season-best winning streak to five in a 4-2 victory against UT Arlington.
The Spartans (12-4, 4-0 WAC) won three of their singles matches and took double point to stay unbeaten in conference action.
“It was a great match today,” said head coach Sylvain Malroux about the win over UT Arlington (4-9, 3-2 WAC). “There was good team energy and intensity. The team did well against a good team and this is one step closer to where we want to be.”
Sophomore Jessica Willett had a singles win and helped earn the doubles point for the Spartans.
At the #2 doubles spot, Willett partnered with Amber Walker and defeated UTA’s duo of Gianda D’Ortona and Liucija Smaizyta, 8-3. Sabastiani Leon Chao and partner Erica Medlin secured the doubles point for the Spartans after shutting down Brooke Dennis and Elizabeth Thoms, 9-7.
In singles match play, Willett went to three sets against Christine Foote, coming out on top with a 6-0,4-6,6-1 win.
Finishing first in the singles play, #44 nationally ranked Klaudia Boczova topped Katar Dikosavljevic in straight sets 6-0, 6-1, and Julianna Bacelar defeated Verena Scott, 6-2, 6-0.
The Spartans conclude their weekend dual matches, Sunday, March 31 as they take on Texas State. Match play begins at 10:00 at the Texas State Tennis Complex.
Tennis Match Results
San Jose State vs UT Arlington
March 30, 2013 at San Marcos, Texas
(Bobcat Tennis Complex)
#73 San Jose State 4, UT Arlington 2
1. Erica Medlin/Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. Brooke Dennis / Elizabeth Thoms (UTA) 9-7
2. Jessica Willett/Amber Walker (SJSU) def. Giada D'Ortona/ Liucija Smaizyta (UTA) 8-3
3. Christine Foote / Katar Dikosavljevic (UTA) vs. Chau Truong/Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) unfinished
1. Klaudia Boczova (SJSU) def. Katar Dikosavljevic (UTA) 6-0, 6-1
2. Giada D'Ortona (UTA) vs. Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) unfinished
3 Brooke Dennis (UTA) def. Chau Truong (SJSU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
4. Elizabeth Thoms (UTA) def. Erica Medlin (SJSU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) def. Verena Scott (UTA) 6-2, 6-0
6. Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. Christine Foote (UTA) 6-0, 4-6, 6-1
San Jose State 12-4, 4-0; National ranking #73
UT Arlington 4-9, 3-2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,5,4,3,6)