Spartans Excel On First Day Of ITA Northwest Regional Championships.

Senior Sabastiani Leon Chao won two singles matches on the first day of the ITA Northwest Regional Championships.

Oct. 18, 2013

Stanford, Calif. ---- The San José State University women's tennis team had a strong first day at the ITA Northwest  Regional Championships, as three Spartans advanced to the round of 32 in singles and two doubles teams moved on to the round of 32.

The doubles teams of Julianna Bacelar and Sabastiani Leon Chao and Marie Klocker and Gaelle Rey advanced to the round of 32 based on byes in the championship draw.

In singles, Leon Chao, Bacelar, and Klocker each won their first two matches and moved on to the round of 32.

Leon Chao defeated Sophia Bott of Washington in straight sets 6-3, 6-0 in the round of 128 and Pacific's Cristina Saenz de Buruaga 6-1, 6-2 in the round of 64.

Bacelar continued to the round of 64 after a withdrawal from competitor Francis Dean of Pacific and won her round of 64 match against Sophie Lohscheidt of Sacramento State, 6-4, 6-4.

Klocker was the last Spartan to make it to the round of 32 after she defeated California's Alice Duranteau 6-0, 6-4, and Jasmine Minor of Oregon in straight sets, 6-2; 6-3, in the round of 64.

The Spartans continue play Saturday, October 19, at 9:00 a.m. (PT). 

ITA Northwest Regional Championships

October 18, 2013

Singles Results:

Round of 128

Gaelle Rey (SJSU) def. Olivia Boija (Sacramento State), 6-4, 7-5.

Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. Sophia Bott (Washington), 6-3, 6-0.

Rana Sherif Ahmed (Fresno State) def. Jessica Willett (SJSU), 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(6).

Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) def. Francis Dean(Pacific), WD

Angela Chen (Washington) def. Tipper Truong (SJSU), 6-4, 6-4.

Marie Klocker (SJSU) def. Alice Duranteau (California), 6-0, 6-4.

Saroop Dhatt (Portland) def. Justine Deleval (SJSU), 6-1, 6-0.


Round of 64

Ellen Tsay (Stanford) def. Gaelle Rey (SJSU), 6-2, 6-0.

Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. Cristina Saenz de Buruaga (Pacific), 6-1, 6-2.

Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) def. Sophie Lohscheidt (Sac State), 6-4, 6-4.

Marie Klocker (SJSU) def. Jasmine Minor (Oregon), 6-2, 6-3.


Doubles Results:

Round of 64

Marie Klocker (SJSU)/ Gaelle Rey (SJSU), bye.

Justine Deleval (SJSU)/ Tipper Truong (SJSU), 8-6.

Julianna Bacelar (SJSU)/ Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU), bye.