Spartans Fall To Montana State, 5-2

BOISE, Idaho -- The San Jose State women's tennis team was defeated by Montana State, 5-2 on April 1 in Boise, Idaho.

The Spartans got wins in singles from Sabastiani Leon Chao at No. 1 and Chau Truong at No. 3.

Leon Chao beat Charlotta Hjalmarsson  in straight-sets, 6-3, 6-2 while Truong gutted out a close second set against Paulina Lopez Trevino for the win 6-1, 7-6(5).

"Sabi and Chau have both been working really hard on their game in the past few weeks," said Spartans' head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church. They are strong finishers and it showed today in their wins.

Sophomore Christine Nguyen made her first career appearance in a dual match for the Spartans. Nguyen faced the Bobcats' Wena Tsan at No. 2 singles and was defeated 6-0, 6-2.

Sandra Florea split the first two sets with Montana State's Lucy Fairbotham at 6-4 a piece, but fell short in the deciding set and match 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

"Today was another close match that I think could have gone either way," said Nguyen-Church. "We have some players on the team that need to step up in order to get us over the hump and win more matches."

San Jose State women's tennis is back in action tomorrow, Saturday April 2 at 9:00 a.m. against Boise State in Boise, Idaho.

Montana State 5     San Jose State 2

Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. Charlotta Hjalmarsson (MSU) 6-3, 6-2
Wena Tsan (MSU) def. Christine Nguyen (SJSU) 6-0, 6-2
Chau Truong (SJSU) def. Paulina Lopez Trevino (MSU) 6-1, 7-6(5)
Ellie Crum (MSU) def. Olivia Marshall (SJSU) 6-3, 6-1
Andrea De La Torre (MSU) def. Emily Prescott (SJSU) 6-4, 7-6(2)
Lucy Fairbotham (MSU) def. Sandra Florea (SJSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Hjalmarsson/Lopez Trevino (MSU) def. Leon Chao/Florea (SJSU) 8-3
Crum/De La Torre (MSU) def. Prescott/Nguyen (SJSU) 8-1
Tsan/Gabi Villegas (MSU) def. Marshall/Truong (SJSU) 9-8(5)