The San Jose State women’s tennis team split their doubleheader in Logan, Utah by defeating Louisiana Tech 7-0, and losing to Utah State 4-3.
Against Louisiana Tech, seniors Silvana Dukic, and Sanda Hadzisabic both played matches extending into a super tiebreaker. After dropping the first set 7-5, Dukic came back to defeat Maartje DeWitt in the second set and tiebreaker, 5-7, 6-2, 10-8. Hadzisabic split the first two sets with Mallory Smith before taking the tiebreaker and match, 7-6, 5-7, 10-4.
Freshman Kerri Kummer defeated Laura Rodriguez, 6-3, 6-2, while Amber Silverstone beat Ashley Wedderburn, 6-2, 6-3 in the number one singles position.
San Jose State picked up a win by default in the sixth singles position due to lack of enough players from Louisiana Tech. The sweep of singles play for the Spartans concluded when Ada Makowska retired in the second set against Olivia Marshall.
In doubles, Silverstone teamed up with Anna Guzman to defeat Ada Makowska, and Rocio Juarez in a close match, 9-7. Kummer and Marshall were also victorious in an 8-3 win over Wedderburn, and Rodriguez.
Later on against Utah State, Kummer continued to play well as she beat Taylor Perry in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.
“I felt really good out on the court all day long,” said Kummer. "My backhand felt great, and I was able to put away a lot of shots on my opponents.”
Jennifer Williams also had a straight set win over Britney Watts, 6-4, 6-2. Guzman, after losing the first set to Carla Limon, came back to win in the match in a super tiebreak effort, 2-6, 6-4, 10-4.
San Jose State dropped all three doubles decisions in the match.
“I’m proud of the way our girls played today,” said head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church. “The match against Utah State was toe-to-toe the entire way, and I feel like we fought hard, even though we couldn’t clinch the win.
With the conclusion of the 2009 regular season, San Jose State women’s tennis finishes 12-13 overall, and 1-7 in WAC play. The Spartans will be the number eight seed heading into the WAC championship tournament at the University of Hawai’i on April 23-26.
San Jose State vs. Louisiana Tech
Amber Silverstone (SJSU) def. Ashley Wedderburn (LA Tech) 6-2, 6-3
Olivia Marshall (SJSU) def. Ada Makowska (LA Tech) 5-3, retired
Silvana Dukic (SJSU) def. Maartje DeWit (LA Tech) 5-7, 6-2, 10-8
Kerri Kummer (SJSU) def. Laura Rodriguez (LA Tech) 6-3, 6-2
Sanda Hadzisabic (SJSU) def. Mallory Smith (LA Tech) 7-6, 5-7, 10-4
Jennifer Williams (SJSU) win by default
Marshall/Kummer (SJSU) def. Wedderburn/Rodriguez (LA Tech) 8-3
Guzman/Silverstone (SJSU) def. Makowska/Juarez (LA Tech) 9-7
DeWitt/Smith (LA Tech) def. Dukic/Williams (SJSU) 8-2
San Jose State vs. Utah State
Hailey Swenson (USU) def. Amber Silverstone (SJSU) 6-0, 6-3
Bridgette Strickland (USU) def. Silvana Dukic (SJSU) 6-4, 6-2
Monica Abella (USU) def. Olivia Marshall (SJSU) 6-4, 7-5
Kerri Kummer (SJSU) def. Taylor Perry (USU) 6-3, 6-4
Anna Guzman (SJSU) def. Carla Limon (USU) 2-6, 6-4, 10-4
Jennifer Williams (SJSU) def. Britney Watts (USU) 6-4, 6-2
Swenson/Strickland (USU) def. Marshall/Kummer (SJSU) 8-6
Abella/Limon (USU) def. Silverstone/Guzman (SJSU) 8-5
Perry/Watts (USU) def. Dukic/Williams (SJSU) 8-2