Spartans Lose, 6-1 To FSU

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For the second straight match, Chau Truong was San Jose State's only winner as the Spartans fell, 6-1 to Fresno State on April 16.

Truong won a close first set, 7-5 against Fresno State's Melissa McQueen to start the match.

After Truong took the first three pints of the second set, McQueen was forced to retire due to injury, ending the dual at 7-5, 3-0 ret.

The Spartans were unable to capture any of the doubles matches, and the remaining Spartan singles: Sabastiani Leon Chao, Christine Nguyen, Emily Prescott, Anna Guzman and Sandra Florea all lost in straight-sets.

"The scores don't really show it, but our team played well today," said Spartans' head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church. "After a bad loss yesterday our goal was to bounce back and compete hard. That's what the team did today and I am proud of them."

Another close match for San Jose State involved Sandra Florea at No. 6 singles. Florea lost the first set 6-4 and then was forced to retire due to a foot injury.

The loss drops the Spartans to 6-12, 0-3 WAC. San Jose State has lost their last 12 consecutive Western Athletic Conference matches dating back to the 2008-09 dual season.

The Spartans will play their final regular dual-season match at UC Santa Cruz on Tuesday, April 21. The Spartans swept the banana slugs, 7-0earlier this season on February 8 in San Jose, Calif.

Fresno State 6     San Jose State 1

Marianne Jodoin (FSU) def. Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) 7-5, 6-2
Laura Pola (FSU) def. Christine Nguyen (SJSU) 6-1, 6-0
Chau Truong (SJSU) def. Melissa McQueen 7-5, 3-0 ret
Bianca Modoc (FSU) def. Anna Guzman (SJSU) 6-3, 6-2
Olga Kirpicheva (FSU) def. Emily Prescott (SJSU) 6-2, 6-1
Mary Abby Hayley (FSU) def. Sandra Florea (SJSU) 6-4, 1-0 ret

Jodoin/Pola (FSU) def. Leon Chao/Florea (SJSU) 8-4
McQueen/Kirpicheva (FSU) def. Prescott/Nguyen (SJSU) 8-1
Hayley/Modoc (FSU) def. Truong/Guzman (SJSU) 8-1