SAN JOSE, Calif.---Both Kerri Kummer and Jennifer Williams got much needed wins in singles play for San Jose State, but it wasn't enough in a to push the Spartans past Bay Area Rival Santa Clara in the 5-2 loss.
Kummer won a very close first set, 7-6 (3), but was able to distance herself in the second for a straight set win against Kacie Wagner, 7-6 (3), 6-3.
Williams managed to keep things exciting in both sets against Santa Clara's Carmen Pham. With every other match complete, all eyes were fixed on Williams' dual, which was in the middle of its second tiebreaker. Williams prevailed in both instances by an identical score to take the match in straight sets, 7-6 (5), 7-6, (5).
After being shutout in the first set, Olivia Marshall threatened to force a third, but came up shy in the set and the match, 6-0, 6-5.
The remaining singles for San Jose State: Chau Truong, Anna Guzman, and Sandra Florea, lost in straight sets as well.
"Our players played well today against Santa Clara," said Spartans' head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church. "I'm proud of the attitude our girls had and the way the kept their focus whether they were winning or losing."
San Jose State falls to 10-10 overall with the loss to Santa Clara on Tuesday. The Spartans hit the road to Ruston, Louisiana to face Western Athletic Conference opponents, Boise State on April 9, and Louisiana Tech on April 10.
Alex Zaniewski (SCU) def. Chau Truong (SJSU) 6-4, 6-4
Kelly Lamble (SCU) def. Olivia Marshall (SJSU) 6-0, 6-5
Kerri Kummer (SJSU) def. Kacie Wagner (SCU) 7-6 (3), 6-3
Maggie McGeorge (SCU) def. Anna Guzman (SJSU) 6-2, 6-4
Jessica Agra (SCU) def. Sandra Florea (SJSU) 6-2, 6-4
Jennifer Williams (SJSU) def. Carmen Pham (SCU) 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)
McGeorge/Lamble (SCU) def. Marshall/Williams (SJSU) 8-6
Pham/Agra (SCU) def. Kummer/Florea (SJSU) 8-2
Wagner/Zaniewski (SCU) def. Truong/Guzman (SJSU) 8-5