#73 Spartans Win Streak At Six; Truong Sets Record

San Marcos, Calif. --- San Jose State University senior Chau Truong combined with sophomore Julianna Bacelar for the win at #3-doubles helping the #73-ranked Spartans to a 4-2 victory over host Texas State in a Western Athletic Conference women’s tennis match for the Spartans’ sixth win in a row.

            Truong’s triumph in doubles was her 118th of her career setting a new San Jose State record for most combined wins by a women’s tennis player. Ashley Tavita, who amassed 117 combined singles and doubles wins between the 2005 and 2008 seasons, was the previous record holder.

            San Jose State (13-4, 5-0 WAC) completed a three-day weekend sweep at the Bobcat Tennis Complex.  The Spartans defeated UT-Arlington, 4-2, on March 30, and Seattle University, 7-0, on March 29.

             The win by Truong and Bacelar raised their record as a doubles team to 10-3. Bacelar, the team leader in overall wins this season with 46, improved her singles record to 26-5 with her 6-4, 6-2 win over Texas State’s Rachel Baldtree at #4-singles.

             The Spartans also got singles wins from Jessica Willett at #5 and Amber Walker at #6. Willett and Walker partnered at #2 doubles for an 8-0 shutout of the Texas State duo of Melissa Hadad and Mariana Perez. Truong and Bacelar defeated Berenice Van den Bergh and her partner Katy Collins 8-3, securing the doubles point for the Spartans.

              Texas State (6-7, 3-3 WAC) picked up its two points of the match with wins at #1 and #3-singles.

              The Spartans are next in action Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, in conference dual matches against Denver and host Utah State.

San Jose State vs Texas State

March 31, 2013 at San Marcos, Texas

(Bobcat Tennis Complex)

#73 San Jose State 4, Texas State 2

Doubles competition

1. Jessica Kahts/Monica Pieratt (TXST) vs. Erica Medlin/Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) unfinished

2. Jessica Willett/Amber Walker (SJSU) def. Melissa Hadad/Mariana Perez (TXST) 8-0

3. Chau Truong/Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) def. Berenice Van den Bergh/Katy Collins (TXST) 8-3

Singles competition

1. Jessica Kahts (TXST) def. Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) 6-4, 6-3

2. Melissa Hadad (TXST) vs. Chau Truong (SJSU) unfinished

3. Monica Pieratt (TXST) def. Erica Medlin (SJSU) 6-2, 6-2

4. Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) def. Rachel Baldree (TXST) 6-4, 6-2

5. Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. Mariana Perez (TXST) 6-4, 6-2

6. Amber Walker (SJSU) def. Berenice Van den Bergh (TXST) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Match Notes:

San Jose State 13-4, 5-0 in WAC; National ranking #73

Texas State 6-7, 3-2 in WAC

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,1,4,5,6)