Moraga, Calif.---The San Jose State women's tennis team was held back by a couple of tough tie breakers on day two of the Saint Mary's Invitational.
After taking the first set 6-2, San Jose State sophomore Kerri Kummer was shut out, 6-0, by opponent Kelly Lamble of Washington. Kummer would go on to lose the tie break set 10-5.
Chau Truong, a true freshman for the Spartans, had a similar experience against Santa Clara's Kimmi Cox. Truong, lost the first set 6-4, but had a come-from-behind 6-4 victory of her own in the second set. Truong played point-for-point with her opponent until the final three points were scored to end the match in Santa Clara's favor, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)
Head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church couldn't ask for much more from the two at the end of the day, "Chau and Kerri both met some tough competition today, and they showed that they are able to battle in close situations. That is something every coach likes to see in a player."
Anna Guzman, who recorded two wins in the championship bracket yesterday for San Jose State, was knocked out after one match in today's play. Logan Hansen of Stanford was responsible for taking Guzman down, 6-4, 6-0.
Megan Kummer for San Jose State, won by withdraw due to injury making herself the lone Spartan to advance to the final day of the tournament.
Both of San Jose State's doubles team were also defeated, and knocked out of the tournament today. Kerri Kummer/Sandra Florea fell to Lina Xu and Samantha Smith of Washington, 8-1. Guzman/Truong had two losses together on the day; one to Logan Hansen/Natalie Dillon, 8-1, and another to Isabelle Hoy/Mary Chamaki of Santa Clara, 8-4.
Coach Nguyen-Church had this to say following today's play, "We will take this tournament as a learning experience for our new players on the team. Anna did great things in day one, and we saw Kerri and Chau fight hard in today's matches. I'm looking forward to watching Megan give her best effort tomorrow while she represents the team."
Kelly Lamble (SCU) d. Kerri Kummer (SJSU) 2-6,6-0,1-0(10-5)
Kimi Cox (SCU) def. Chau Truong (SJSU) 6-4,4-6;1-0(10-7)
Megan Kummer (SJSU) def. Mary Chamaki (SCU) Wo (inj)
Logan Hansen (STAN) def. Anna Guzman (SJSU) 6-4,6-0
Lauren Summers (WAS) d. Valerie Cormier (SJSU) 6-2,6-1
Ashley Anderson (WAS) def. Jennifer Williams (SJSU) 6-3,7-6(1)
Lina Xu/Samantha Smith (WAS) def. Kerri Kummer/Sandra
Florea (SJSU) 8-1
Logan Hansen/Natalie Dillon (STAN) def. Anna Guzman/Chau
Truong (SJSU) 8-1
Isabelle Hoy/Mary Chamaki (SCU) def. Anna Guzman/Chau
Truong (SJSU) 8-4