Spartans Fall On Senior Day

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose State was swept, 7-0 by the University of San Francisco on April 13 at the Spartan Tennis Complex in San Jose, Calif.

Sabastiani Leon Chao was the only Spartan to take a USF opponent past the second set.

After dropping the first set, 6-2 to Julia Wartenburger Leon Chao won the second set, 6-3 and forced a super tiebreaker. Leon Chao came up short in the tiebreaker and the match 6-2, 3-6, 10-3.

Three seniors: Anna Guzman, Olivia Marshall and Kalin Eshelman were honored before the match as the 2011 senior student-athletes.

Guzman and Marshall along with the remaining San Jose State singles lineup all were beaten in straight-sets by the Dons.

"I'm disappointed about the outcome of the match but I have to hand it to the girls on our team who put in their best efforts," said Spartans' head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church. "I want to congratulate our seniors and thank them for putting in the hard work this season."

The loss drops San Jose State to 6-10, 0-1 WAC on the year. This was the final match of the season at the Spartan Tennis Complex where the team finished 3-4.

The Spartans will face conference foe Idaho in their next match on April 15, then follow up the next day with a match against Fresno State. Both contests will be held in Fresno, Calif.
USF 7     San Jose State 0

Julia Wartenburger (USF) def. Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) 6-2, 3-6, 10-3
Cecile Duriez (USF) def. Emily Prescott (SJSU) 6-0, 6-2
Cecilia Gratian (USF) def. Chau Truong (SJSU) 6-2, 6-2
Yurie Hashiguchi (USF) def. Olivia Marshall (SJSU) 6-0, 6-3
Jessy Mekpoh (USF) def. Anna Guzman (SJSU) 6-2, 6-3
Alana McMahon (USF) def. Sandra Florea (SJSU) 6-1, 6-3

Gratain/Wartenburger (USF) def. Leon Chao/Florea (SJSU) 9-8(2)
Duriez/Hashiguchi (USF) def. Truong/Marshall (SJSU) 8-2
Prescott/Guzman (SJSU) Mekpoh/Gaitan (USF) 8-3