Spartans Strong On First Day Of Bronco Invite

Santa Clara, Calif. --- San Jose State posted six individual wins against Santa Clara and two doubles victories on the first day of the Bronco Invitational hosted by Santa Clara University.

In the 26-player singles bracket, Sabastiani Leon Chao, Erica Medlin, Julianna Bacelar, Isadora Busch, and Chau Truong each won their match in straight sets. Sophomore Jessica Willett also had a victory in her singles match play, defeating Santa Clara's Charlotte Newell in three sets, 4-6;6-1; 7-6 (8).

 "The singles did really well," said head coach Sylvain Malroux. "We won six five out of the six matches against Santa Clara which surprised us. It was a pretty interesting day."

In doubles play, the team of Medlin/ Leon Chao defeated University of San Francisco's team of Andrea Ka and Yurie Hashiguchi, 8-0 and Willett/ Bacelar defeated Nikki Wolny and Stephanie Skaras of Santa Clara, 8-3.

"Everything we have been working on is paying off," said Malroux. "We are improving and we are looking forward to tomorrow's match play."

The Spartans continue play on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the Degheri Tennis Center on the Santa Clara University campus.

Bronco Invitational

Friday, November 9

Singles Results:

Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) d. Kelly Lamble (Santa Clara), 7-5; 6-3.

Chau Truong (SJSU) d. Alex Zaniewski (Santa Clara), 6-1; 6-4.

Erica Medlin (SJSU) d. Jessica Agra (Santa Clara), 6-2; 6-2.

Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) d. Stephanie Skaras (Santa Clara), 6-3; 7-5.

Jessica Willett (SJSU) d. Charlotte Newell (Santa Clara), 4-6; 6-1; 7-6 (8).

Isadora Busch (SJSU) d. Yurie Hashiguchi (USF), 7-5; 6-4.

Maggie McGeorge (Santa Clara) d. Margot Charron (SJSU), 6-0; 6-2.

Milhadzi-Tanovic (USF) d. Amber Walker (SJSU), 6-4; 6-2.

Doubles Results:

Alex Zaniewski (Santa Clara) - Jessica Agra (Santa Clara) d. Amber Walker (SJSU) - Margot Charron (SJSU), 8-4.

Erica Medlin (SJSU) - Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) d. Andrea Ka (USF) - Yurie Hashiguchi (USF), 8-0.

Jessica Willett (SJSU) - Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) d. Nikki Wolny (Santa Clara) - Stephanie Skaras (Santa Clara), 8-3.

Medlin Akerbrandt (USF) - Sofia Holmberg (USF) d. Chau Truong (SJSU) - Justine Deleval (SJSU), 8-6.

Brooke Irish (USF) - MilHadzi-Tanovic (USF) d.  Charlotte Newzell (Santa Clara) - Isadora Busch (SJSU), 9-7.