San Jose, Calif. --- The #66-ranked San Jose State University women’s tennis team seek its first WAC Championship in Denver, Colo. The Spartans will take on UTSA in the first round on Thursday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. (MDT).
For the seventh time this season, the Spartans are nationally ranked at #66 in the April 23 NCAA Division I poll conducted by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). The Spartans became nationally ranked for the first time in San Jose State history, ranking #64 in the February 26 poll after they went on a two-match win streak after a 6-1 win against the University of the Pacific and a win against #58 UNLV.
The Spartans (16-5, 8-1 WAC) had a seven-match win streak, six of them being conference contests before falling to the University of Denver, 4-3. In the last two dual matches of the season, the Spartans came out with victories against UTSA and the University of Idaho.
The UTSA Roadrunners (7-12, 2-6 WAC) are coming off of a 4-0 win against Seattle. After losing six straight in the middle of the season, UTSA came away with a 4-0 win against New Mexico State.
In an April 12 match against UTSA, the Spartans defeated UTSA, 4-1, held at the University of Idaho.
The WAC Championship tournament is set to begin on Thursday, April 25 and continue to Saturday, April 27 at the Gates Tennis Center located on the University of Denver’s campus. Match play begins at 2:00 p.m.