W. Tennis blanked at San Jose State
April 22, 2017
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Diego State women's tennis team was unable to snap a lengthy losing streak in its regular-season finale on Saturday, dropping a 7-0 decision to San José State in Mountain West dual match at Almaden Valley Athletic Club.
With the loss, the Aztecs dropped their eighth straight, falling to 5-17 on the year and 0-4 in conference play, while the Spartans improve to 11-7 and 2-2 in the MW.
SDSU had its hands full from the start as San José State grabbed a 1-0 lead after capturing the early doubles point.
The Spartans set the tone for the rest day as the tandem of Sybille Gauvain and Marie Klocker quickly dispatched the Aztec duo of Jana Buth and Paola Diaz de Regules in the No. 1 position, 6-1, while the pairing of Tamara Culibrk and Miyo Kobayashi prevailed by a 6-4 count over the SDSU combo of Olivia Larsson and Taylor Lederman in the No. 3 spot. Over on court two, the match pitting the Aztecs' Kennedy Davis and Mia Smith versus SJSU's Marine Dans and Gaelle Rey remained unfinished.
The Spartans kept the pressure on in singles play, posting five of six victories in straight sets. Klocker got things rolling with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Davis in the second position, while Kobayashi upended Smith, 6-1, 6-3, on the No. 5 court.
With a 3-0 advantage, SJSU sealed the Aztecs' fate when Culibrk dealt Lederman a 6-4, 6-0 defeat at No. 4. The Spartans promptly extended their lead to 6-0 after Diaz de Regules fell victim to Dans, 6-1, 6-4, in the No. 3 spot, while Olivia Larsson suffered a 7-6(5), 6-2 setback against Rey at No. 6.
Shortly thereafter, SDSU was unable to avoid the shutout after Buth lost in a super-tiebreaker to 95th-ranked Gauvain on the No. 1 court, 6-4, 3-6, 15-13.
San Diego State returns to action next week when it competes in the MW Championship, April 28-30, in Las Vegas, Nev.
San José State 7, San Diego State 0
Order of finish: 1, 3
1. #95 Sybille Gauvain (SJSU) def. Jana Buth (SDSU), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (15-13)
Order of finish: 2, 5, 4*, 3, 6, 1