Guzman Wins Opener At ITA Northwest Regional

Stanford, Calif.---Anna Guzman led San Jose State in the first day of the ITA Northwest Regional women's tennis tournament at Stanford with an opening round 6-2, 6-1, victory over UC Davis' Shawdee Rouhafza.

     Guzman advanced to the next round of championship singles where she faced, and was defeated by the number ten seeded Lindsay Burdette from Stanford, 6-0, 6-0.

     It is the second week in a row that Guzman has stepped up for a first round victory this fall. She defeated an opponent from Washington in her first round effort in last week's Saint Mary's Invitational.

     Guzman's win was the only one on the day for the Spartans in the tournament that hosts 15 schools from the ITA's Northwest region of schools. Freshman Chau Truong kept pace with her opponent Stephanie Doolittle of the University of Portland, before losing, 6-3, 6-4.

     "Anna played really well in her match, and I was pleased to see the way Chau stayed step for step with her opponent," said San Jose State head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church. "Unfortunatly the scores do not show it, but our girls were making solid hits against the opposition today."

     The rest of the Spartan singles entries - Sandra Florea, Olivia Marshall, Kerri Kummer, and Jennifer Williams all lost in straight sets.

     The duo of Florea and Kerri Kummer were the closest to victory in doubles play for San Jose State. They dropped their match against Venice Chan and Aleksandra Malovic of Washington, 8-5. Guzman and Marshall fell to Molly McDevitt and Julia Metzger from the University of Oregon, 8-4; and Megan Kummer and Williams were defeated, 8-0, by Pavlina Smatova/Emmanuelle Cor, also of Oregon.

     Nguyen-Church had this to say at the conclusion of day one, "This competition is just extremely tough, and I was proud that Anna was able to get that opening round win. We had others battles on the court today with Chau and Kerri, but the ball didn't roll our way. Tomorrow will be an interesting day as our players filter through the consolation rounds."

Singles Results:
Aleksandra Krlsjanin (WAS) def. Sandra Florea (SJSU) 6-1, 6-2 
Pavlina Smatova (ORE) def. Olivia Marshall (SJSU) 6-1, 6-0 
Anna Guzman def. Shawdee Rouhafza (UCD) 6-2, 6-1
Desiree Stone (UCD) def. Kerri Kummer (SJSU) 6-3, 6-1
Stefanie Doolittle (POR) def. Chau Truong (SJSU) 6-3, 6-4 
Stephanie Fuchs (POR) def. Jennifer Williams (SJSU) 6-0, 6-3
Lindsey Burdette (STAN) def. Anna Guzman (SJSU), 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Results:

Chan/Malovic (WAS) def K. Kummer/Florea (SJSU) 8-5
McDevitt/Metzger (ORE) def Guzman/Marshall (SJSU) 8-4
Smatova/Cor (ORE) def M. Kummer/Williams (SJSU) 8-0