Tennis Battles On Day One

Moraga, Calif. -- Chau Truong and Sandra Florea both went 2-0 for San Jose State on Friday during the opening day of the Saint Mart's College Invitational in Moraga, Calif.

     Truong took down Sanata Clara's Kacie Wagner in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0 before beating Loyola Marymount's Miya Jin in the quarter final round.

     Florea breezed by Nikaelli Maciel of Pacific, 6-1, 6-0, and then beat Shauna Morgan of Loyola Marymount, 6-4, 6-2.

     Sabastiani Leon Chao came out with a first round victory as well for the Spartans, as she topped Santa Clara's Kelly Lamble, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Leon Chao though would be bounced from the tournament in the round of 16 by Katharina Knoebl of Sacramento State, 7-5, 6-2.

     Despite an opening round loss, Anna Guzman defeated Alita Fisher  from Saint Mary's College (CA) in a nail biter, 6-0, 5-7, 1-0 (10-5). Guzman will have a chance to play her way to the top of the consolation bracket as the tournament progresses.

     It's the same scenario for San Jose State's Kalin Eshelman who took a first round loss that took three sets but bounced back to win the first consolation match. Eshelman battled Dominican's Jamie Fernandez, and won, 6-4, 6-4.

     The Spartans had a tough day in the doubles competition, losing three out of four matches. The winning pair for SJSU, Leon Chao and Florea as they beat Catie Visico and Stephany Chang of California.

     Saturday brings more tennis action at the Saint Mary's College Invitational. Matches will begin at 9 a.m. Check www.sjsuspartans for the latest report on San Jose State women's tennis.

Round of 32:
Chau Truong (SJSU) def. SCU Kacie Wagner (SJSU)   6-3;6-0
Sabastiani Leon (SJSU) def. Kelly Lamble (SCU)   6-4;4-6;6-4
Sandra Florea (SJSU) def. Nikaelli Maciel (PAC)   6-1;6-0
Noelle Eades (UCD) def. Christine Nguyen (SJSU)   6-3;6-1
Shawdee Rouhafza (UCD) def. Emily Prescott (SJSU)   6-3;7-5
Andrea Gaitan (USF) def. Kalin Eshelman (SJSU)    6-4;1-6;6-3
Eleanor Edles (UCD) def. Anna Guzman (SJSU)           7-6(3);6-2

Round of 16:
Chau Truong (SJSU) def. Miya Jin (LMU)    7-5;6-2
Katharina Knoebl (SAC) def. Sabastiani Leon (SJSU)   7-5;6-2
Sandra Florea (SJSU) def. Shauna Morgan (LMU)    6-4;6-2

Consolation:
Anna Guzman (SJSU) def. Alita Fisher (SMC)    6-0;5-7;1-0(10-5)
Kalin Eshelman (SJSU) def. Jamie Fernandez (DOM)   6-4;6-4

Doubles:
Lina Xu/Vanja Radunovic (WAS) def. Anna Guzman/Chau Truong (SJSU)    8-2
Sabastiani Leon/Sandra Florea (SJSU) def. Catie Visico/Stephany Chang (CAL)   8-6
Britta Stime/Gabri.Verspieren (GON) def. Cynthia Vo/Valerie Cormier (SJSU)   8-2
Nikaelli Maciel/Susan Te (SJSU) def. Emily Prescott/Kalin Eshelman (SJSU)   8-5