Moraga, Calif. - San Jose State's Emily Prescott played her way to the consolation final, but came up just short at the Saint Mary's College Invitational on October 10.
Prescott started out the day with a win in the semifinal round against San Francisco's Xingyao Li. A late charge in the second set by Li nearly sent the match to a third frame, but Prescott held on to win it, 6-1, 7-6 (1).
Prescott battled Gabri Verspieren of Gonzaga in the consolation championship. The long first set went to a tie breaker that was won by Verspiere, 7-6 (4). Due to Gonzaga's time constraints, they were forced to forfeit the second set of the match and head straight to a super tiebreaker to decide the match.
Prescott came out on the short end of the super tie break set, losing it, 10-6. "This weekend was the first real glimpse we've gotten of Emily and we were really impressed," said San Jose State's head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church. "These tournaments have been great for our team to find their talent and gear up for the spring season."
San Jose State women's tennis is back in action on October 23-25 at the ITA Regional Tournament hosted by Stanford.
Gabri Verspieren (GON) def. Emily Prescott (SJSU) 7-6(4);6-0;1-0(10-6)
Emily Prescott (SJSU) def. Xingyao Li (USF) 6-1;7-6(1)