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.
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
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.
Round of 64