Julianna Bacelar - WAC Tennis Player Of The Week

 Denver, Colo. –San Jose State University’s Julianna Bacelar was named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for the week of March 25-31.

A sophomore from Goiania, Brazil (Ventura College), Bacelar went 5-0 in singles and doubles over three days of conference match competition at Texas State. She helped San Jose State to a season-best six-match winning streak. The Spartans now are 13-4 and 5-0 in the WAC.

Against Seattle U, Bacelar won in straight sets against Corrine Wurden in the No. 4 singles, defeating her 6-0, 6-1. Bacelar partnered with Chau Truong in No. 2 doubles to defeat the Redhawk duo of Wurden and Kristen James, 8-3. In singles against UT Arlington, Bacelar won 6-2, 6-0. To wrap up the week against Texas State, Baclear fended off Rachel Baldree, 6-4, 6-2 in No. 4 singles. She again partnered with Truong to win 8-3 in their No. 3 doubles match.

For 2012-13, Bacelar has a 26-5 singles win-loss record and a 20-7 mark in doubles. Bacelar’s 46 total victories are the most by a Spartan in a single season.

Also nominated for the women: Denver, Caroline Schnell; Louisiana Tech, Taly Merker; Seattle U, Kristen James; Texas State, Rachel Baldree.