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March 30, 2013

MEN’S TENNIS PICKS UP A PAIR OF CONFERENCE WINS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State's Roy Brandys, Sean Kolar, Niranjan Ram, Tom Miller and Henrik Raag were all victorious in both their singles matches today as the Hornets swept a pair of opponents in a Big Sky Conference men's tennis doubleheader Saturday afternoon at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club.

The Hornets began the day by defeating North Dakota, 7-0, before coming back later to knock off Northern Colorado by a 6-1 score.

Sacramento State has now won four straight, and seven of its last eight matches while improving to 11-10 overall and 6-1 in the Big Sky. The Hornets have just six matches remaining on the regular season schedule (three against Big Sky opposition) before hosting the league's postseason tournament later this month.

Kolar, Ram, Miller and Raag all won their matchups in straight sets against opponents from North Dakota (2-8, 1-4) and Northern Colorado (8-5, 2-4) while Brandys picked up a straight set win against Northern Colorado and a three-set win vs. North Dakota.

Sacramento State won the doubles point in both matches, as the tandems of Brandys/Kolar, Raag/Ram, and Miller/Aliaksandr Malko were all undefeated during the day.

Making the doubleheader sweep even more impressive was the Hornets were playing without their top player, sophomore Marek Marksoo, as he rested a back injury. Malko played at No. 1 for the Hornets while every other player on the squad moved up a slot in the team's singles lineup for both matches.

Brandys (6-1), Kolar (6-0), Miller (6-1), and Raag (4-0) have now combined for a 22-2 record in singles play against Big Sky opponents this season.

The Hornets conclude a stretch that will see the team play three home conference matches over a three-day stretch when the squad welcomes Montana to Rio Del Oro on Monday for a 1 p.m. match.

North Dakota vs Sacramento State
Mar 30, 2013 at Sacramento, Calif.
(Rio Del Oro Racquet Club)

Sacramento State 7, North Dakota 0

Singles competition

1. MALKO, Aliaksandr (SAC) def. OOTHOUDT, Josh (UND_M) 6-4, 5-7, 10-4
2. BRANDYS, Roy (SAC) def. MCGUIGAN, Ryan (UND_M) 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
3. KOLAR, Sean (SAC) def. OBERLE, Conner (UND_M) 6-3, 6-0
4. RAM, Niranjan (SAC) def. BAKKE, Grant (UND_M) 6-2, 6-2
5. MILLER, Tom (SAC) def. LEE, Joe (UND_M) 6-0, 6-1
6. RAAG, Henrik (SAC) def. BIERNAT, Will (UND_M) 6-4, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. MALKO, Aliaksandr/MILLER, Tom (SAC) vs. OOTHOUDT, Josh/OBERLE, Conner (UND_M) 6-3, unfinished
2. KOLAR, Sean/BRANDYS, Roy (SAC) def. MCGUIGAN, Ryan/BAKKE, Grant (UND_M) 8-2
3. RAAG, Henrik/RAM, Niranjan (SAC) def. BIERNAT, Will/LEE, Joe (UND_M) 8-1

Match Notes:
North Dakota 2-8, 1-4
Sacramento State 10-10, 5-1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (5,6,3,4,2,1)

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Northern Colorado vs Sacramento State
Mar 30, 2013 at Sacramento, Calif.
(Rio Del Oro Racquet Club)

Sacramento State 6, Northern Colorado 1

Singles competition

1. LUPO, Brandon (NC) def. MALKO, Aliaksandr (SAC) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
2. BRANDYS, Roy (SAC) def. GENDRON, Ben (NC) 6-2, 6-3
3. KOLAR, Sean (SAC) def. CARLSON, Jeff (NC) 6-3, 6-3
4. RAM, Niranjan (SAC) def. LOUGHNAN, Jordan (NC) 6-1, 6-2
5. MILLER, Tom (SAC) def. SCHUERMANS, Eric (NC) 6-3, 6-1
6. RAAG, Henrik (SAC) def. MOYA, Michael (NC) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. MALKO, Aliaksandr/MILLER, Tom (SAC) def. LUPO, Brandon/GENDRON, Ben (NC) 8-2
2. KOLAR, Sean/BRANDYS, Roy (SAC) def. CARLSON, Jeff/LOUGHNAN, Jordan (NC) 8-3
3. RAAG, Henrik/RAM, Niranjan (SAC) def. MOYA, Michael/SCHUERMANS, Eric (NC) 8-4

Match Notes:
Northern Colorado 8-5, 2-4
Sacramento State 11-10, 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,4,5,3,6,1)

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