Monday, March 17, 2014

San Jose St. player saves 11 match points in win

   Jessica Willett pulled off an incredible feat on Sunday.
   The junior from Fallbrook, near San Diego, saved 11 match points in a 6-2, 0-6, 7-5 victory over Suzy Tan at No. 5 singles to clinch San Jose State's 4-2 victory over Dartmouth in San Jose.
   "It's always great to clinch the match," Willett, who had lost the clincher against No. 19 Tulsa earlier in the day, said on sjsuspartans.com. "The pressure was high, so it was cool to overcome that.
   "I had to take the positives from that and learn from things that weren't working and focus on things moving forward and take things moment by moment." 
COLLEGE RESULTS
Women
   No. 19 Tulsa def. San Jose State 4-0 in San Jose. No. 1 singles: Samantha Vickers (T) def. Marie Klocker 6-0, 6-1. Clinching match: At No. 5, Rongrong Leenabanchong def. Jessica Willett 6-2, 6-3. Records: Tulsa 12-3, San Jose State 7-10.
   San Jose State def. Dartmouth 4-2 in San Jose. No. 1 singles: Marie Klocker (SJS) vs. Katherine Yau 6-4, 6-7 (1), unfinished. Clinching match: At No. 5, Jessica Willett def. Suzy Tan 6-2, 0-6, 7-5. Records: San Jose State 9-10, Dartmouth 3-3.
   No. 34 Saint Mary's def. San Diego 4-0 in San Diego. No. 1 singles: Eleventh-ranked Jenny Jullien def. Shani Blecher 6-3, 6-3. Clinching match: At No. 2, Danielle Flores def. Marta Stojanovic 6-3, 6-1. Records: Saint Mary's 6-5 overall, 1-0 West Coast Conference; San Diego 5-8, 1-2.
   Sacramento State def. Idaho State 6-1 in Sacramento. No. 1 singles: Jennifer Nguyen (SS) def. Marian Tangarife 6-0, 6-1. Clinching match: At No. 5, Olivia Boija def. Wiebke Boeckmann 6-1, 6-0. Records: Sac State 4-7 overall, 3-0 Big Sky Conference; Idaho State 1-8, 0-3. Note: The Hornets extended their conference winning streak to 108 matches.
Men
   No. 20 Cal def. No. 31 Tulsa 4-0 in Indian Wells. No. 1 singles: Ben McLachlan (C), ranked 84th, vs. No. 63 Japie De Klerk, abandoned. Clinching match: At No. 2, Campbell Johnson, ranked 81st, def. Clifford Marsland, ranked 68th, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Records: Cal 9-3, Tulsa 10-7.
   Arizona def. Saint Mary's 6-1 in Tucson, Ariz. No. 1 singles: Kieren Thompson (A) def. Joakim Norstrom 6-4, 6-4. Clinching match: At No. 2, Naoki Takeda def. Tuomas Manner 6-2, 6-3. Records: Arizona 10-8, Saint Mary's 5-6. 
    No. 49 Santa Clara def. New Mexico State 4-3 in Santa Clara. No. 1 singles: John Lamble (SC) def. Strahinja Trecakov 7-6, 6-3. Records: Santa Clara 10-2, New Mexico State 8-8.
   Sacramento State def. Idaho State 7-0 in Sacramento. No. 1 singles: Marek Marksoo def. Jamey Swiggart 6-0, 4-6 [10-5]. Clinching match: At No. 3, Niranjan Ram def. Josh Goodwin 6-2, 6-0. Records: Sacramento State 5-10 overall, 3-2 Big Sky Conference; Idaho State 1-7, 1-4.   

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