By Lindsey Boyd:
The third time proved to be a charm for San Jose State who finally faced Santa Clara this season after the first two meetings were rained out.
After the month-long wait, the Spartans put the Broncos (2-6) back into their stable with a 5-2 win.
SJSU (6-4) started its play with a bang in doubles. The No. 3 pair Miyo Kobayashi and Tamara Culibrk finished first with 6-2.
They were followed by No. 2 doubles pair Marine Dans and Gaelle Rey winning 6-4.
The Spartans continued their winning into the singles matches. Marie Klocker took out Santa Clara in two straight sets over Danielle Silva to secure her 132nd win, tying an SJSU record for most career wins.
No. 92 ranked Sybille Gauvain won her match as well.
Despite being down 5-4 in the second set, she rallied back to a 7-5 victory. With her performance, the Spartans won in singles.
The only singles match that wasn’t a clean sweep was between SJSU freshmen Culibrk and SCU’s Zeina El Tawil. Culibrk won the first 6-4 but lost 4-6 in the second. She broke the tie breaker 1-0 to put up another win for the Spartans.
SJSU successfully reached its fourth singles win to take the match 5-2.
The Spartans return to the Almaden Valley courts again on Thursday, March 16 against Illinois State.