Stanford, Calif.—San Jose State came up with three singles wins and a doubles victory in the first day of main bracket play at the ITA Regional Tournament hosted by Stanford.
In the 128-plyaer singles bracket, Sabastiani Leon Chao defeated USF Milica Hadzi Tanovic in straight sets, 6-4; 7-5. It was the first time a San Jose State player defeated Tanovic this year. Previously, Tanovic had beaten Alexis Marquez in back to back tournaments.
Chau Truong and Erica Medlin also earned a victory. Medlin took down the #2 seed in the bracket from Fresno State Laura Pola 6-3; 6-3. Sandra Florea was the fourth Spartan to make her way into the second round. Leon Chao, Troung, Medlin and Florea lost their second round singles match.
As for the doubles teams only one team, Truong/Leon Chao, was in action. They posted an 8-6 victory over Washington State’s Ksenia Googe/Anastasia Romantsova.
On Saturday, October 21, three San Jose State doubles pairings will play and six Spartans singles players will compete in the 64-position consolation bracket.
"I am happy with how the players competed today,” head coach Sylvain Malroux said. “Our doubles play is definitely the most improved over our fall season and I look forward to their matches tomorrow.”
Play will start Saturday morning at 9:00 am in the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford.
ITA Regional Tournament
Taube Tennis Center, Stanford, Calif.
Friday, October 21 Results
Round of 128
Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def Milica Hadzi Tanovic (USF), 6-4; 7-5
Chau Truong (SJSU) def Andjela Kankaras (Washington State), 7-6(4); 0-6; 6-2
Kelly Lamble (Santa Clara) def. Alexis Marquez (SJSU), 6-4; 6-0
Alana McMahon (USF) def. Isadora Busch (SJSU), 6-3; 6-1
Jocelyn Davis (Cal Poly) def. Jessica Willett (SJSU), WD (inj)
Nicole Koehly (UC Davis) def. Emily Prescott (SJSU) 6-2; 6-2
Erica Medlin (SJSU) def. #2-Laura Pola (Fresno State), 6-3; 6-3
Round of 64
Jana Juricova (Cal) def. Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU), 6-2; 6-0
Zsofia Susanyi (Cal) def. Chau Truong (SJSU), 6-4; 6-2
Andijela Nemcevic (Washington) def. Sandra Florea (SJSU), 6-2; 6-2
Catherine Isip (Saint Mary's) def. Erica Medlin (SJSU), 6-1; 6-4
Doubles Round of 64
Chau Truong/Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. Ksenia Googe/Anastasia Romantsova (Washington State), 8-6