CEDAR CITY, Utah — Sacramento State's Aliaksandr Malko, Roy Brandys, Sean Kolar, Niranjan Ram, Tom Miller and Henrik Raag each won in straight sets as the Hornets defeated Southern Utah, 7-0, in a Big Sky Conference men's tennis match Saturday morning at Thunderbird Tennis Courts.
Sacramento State (6-9, 3-0) remained unbeaten in conference play, and did it with relative ease today. In fact, the Hornets' six singles players combined to lose just eight games. Southern Utah, which was playing its home opener, dropped to 0-3 overall and 0-3 in the Big Sky.
Malko (6-0, 6-2 at No. 1), Brandys (6-0, 6-1 at No. 2), Kolar (6-1, 6-2 at No. 3), Ram (6-1, 6-0 at No. 4), Miller (6-0, 6-0 at No. 5) and Raag (6-0, 6-1 at No. 6) all won in quick fashion as today's match took just two hours to complete. The singles win for Miller was his fifth straight.
Things weren't much closer in doubles play as the Hornet tandems of Marek Marksoo/Malko (8-3 at No. 1), Brandys/Kolar (8-3 at No. 2) and Raag/Miller (8-1 at No. 3) were victorious to give Sacramento State the doubles point.
The Hornets return to action for a doubleheader tomorrow that will see the team play at Weber State in the morning before hopping in vans to make the trek from Ogden, Utah, to Pocatello, Idaho, for a match at Idaho State in the afternoon.
Sacramento State vs Southern Utah University
Mar 16, 2013 at Cedar City, Utah
(Thunderbird Tennis Courts)
Sacramento State 7, Southern Utah University 0
1. MALKO, Aliaksandr (SAC) def. BENSON, Troy (SUU) 6-0, 6-2
2. BRANDYS, Roy (SAC) def. WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 6-0, 6-1
3. KOLAR, Sean (SAC) def. DIAL, Alex (SUU) 6-1, 6-2
4. RAM, Niranjan (SAC) def. NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 6-1, 6-0
5. MILLER, Tom (SAC) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
6. RAAG, Henrik (SAC) def. OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 6-0, 6-1
1. #80 MARKSOO, Marek/MALKO, Aliaksandr (SAC) def. BENSON, Troy/WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 8-3
2. BRANDYS, Roy/KOLAR, Sean (SAC) def. DIAL, Alex/NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 8-3
3. RAAG, Henrik/MILLER, Tom (SAC) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ/OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 8-1
Sacramento State 6-9, 3-0
Southern Utah University 0-3, 0-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,6,5,3,4,1)