Spartans Flat In 6-1 Loss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Chau Truong was San Jose State's only winner in the Spartans' 6-1 loss to Santa Clara at the Degheri Tennis Center on April 5.

Truong lost the first set 6-4 to the Broncos' Alex Zaniewski, but managed to even things up with a second-set 6-4 win of her own forcing a super tiebreaker. Truong went on to clean things up winning 10-6 in the tiebreaker ending the final singles match of the afternoon.

"I like to think it's my good attitude that keeps me in these close matches," said Truong following the match. "I didn't lose my focus after losing the first set, and I was able to capitalize on her weaknesses as the match went on."

Sabastiani Leon Chao dropped the first set to Katie Le at No. 1 singles and then was forced to retire due to injury.

The rest of the Spartans: Christine Nguyen, Emily Prescott, Olivia Marshall and Sandra Florea all lost in straight-sets.

"I am very disappointed in today's results and I hope our players learned something from this match," said San Jose State's head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church. "I hope this makes them want to come out and play hard in our next match on Thursday."

In doubles, Leon Chao and Florea defeated Zaniewski and Jessica Agra 8-7(7) to improve their record as a pair to 10-3. The Spartan duo battled back to capture the win after being down 2-5 early in the set.

"This has been a great doubles pairing for us all year and I'm proud of how they fought back today," said Nguyen-Church.

San Jose State returns home this Thursday to face Cal State Bakersfield at 1:00 p.m. at the Spartan Tennis Complex. The two teams met earlier on March 12 in Bakersfield, Calif., where the Spartans edged the roadrunners 4-3.

Katie Le (SCU) def. Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) 6-1, ret
Kelly Lamble (SCU) def. Christine Nguyen (SJSU) 6-0, 6-0
Chau Truong (SJSU) def. Alex Zaniewski (SCU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
Kacie Wagner (SCU) def. Emily Prescott (SJSU) 6-1, 6-0
Jessica Agra (SCU) def Olivia Marshall (SJSU) 6-0, 6-1
Maggie McGeorge (SCU) def. Sandra Florea (SJSU) 6-1, 6-0

Leon Chao/Florea (SJSU) def. Zaniewski/Agra (SCU) 8-7(7)
Le/Wagner (SCU) def. Marshall/Prescott (SJSU) 8-1
McGeorge/Lamble (SCU) def. Truong/Anna Guzman (SJSU) 8-2