SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento State men's tennis team welcomes 24th-ranked Cal to Rio Del Oro Racquet Club for a non-conference matchup today at 2:45 p.m.
A threat of rain is in the forecast, and should Sacramento receive rainfall, the match would be moved to Spare Time Indoor Tennis Center in Gold River.
Since joining the Div. I ranks in 1992, the Hornets have never had a home match against Cal. In fact, the two teams have played just three times during the Div. I era, and each matchup took place in Berkeley. That includes meetings in 2000, 2003 and 2012. The Golden Bears were victorious in each of those contests, including a 6-1 decision last year and a 4-0 win in the first round of the 2003 NCAA Tournament.
The Hornets, who have played one senior and five underclassmen in every match thus far, enter today's match with a 3-6 record. That includes victories over UC Davis and Fresno State. The Hornets' No. 1 player, Marek Marksoo, has a team-best 6-3 record in singles play while No. 5 Niranjan Ram is 5-4. The No. 1 doubles team of Marksoo and Aliaksandr Malko are 6-2.
Cal, which defeated 49th-ranked Stanford earlier this year by a 5-2 score, currently has four players nationally ranked by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Those include Christoffer Konigsfeldt (#34), Ben McLachlan (#56), Campbell Johnson (#69) and Chase Melton (#117).
Today begins a stretch that will see the Hornets play five home matches in a span of six days. That incudes matchups with UT Arlington (10 a.m.) and Northern Arizona (3 p.m.) on Saturday, Nevada on Sunday, and Montana State on Tuesday. The match against Northern Arizona is the team's Big Sky Conference opener.
August 12, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS EARNS ITA ACADEMIC TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL ACCOLADES
July 3, 2013 HORNETS EARN 29 SPRING BIG SKY All-ACADEMIC HONORS
April 7, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS CONCLUDES ROAD TRIP WITH 4-3 LOSS AT IDAHO
April 2, 2013 RAM NAMED BIG SKY MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 1, 2013 MEN'S TENNIS WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT, DEFEATS MONTANA, 6-1
March 30, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS PICKS UP A PAIR OF CONFERENCE WINS
March 24, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS POSTS 4-3 COMEBACK WIN AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
March 23, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS WINS AT UC RIVERSIDE, 6-1
March 17, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS SPLITS A PAIR OF CONFERENCE MATCHES ON THE ROAD
March 12, 2013 MARKSOO NAMED BIG SKY TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK....AGAIN
March 12, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS CRUSHES PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN MONTANA STATE
March 7, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS BATTLES #24 CAL, BUT FALLS IN THE END, 5-2
March 1, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS FALLS TO PACIFIC, 5-2
February 26, 2013 MARKSOO EARNS FOURTH CAREER BIG SKY TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
February 23, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS ERASES 3-1 DEFICIT TO DEFEAT UC DAVIS
February 16, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS FALLS AT NATIONALLY RANKED SANTA CLARA, 5-2
February 10, 2013 CLOSE MATCH GOES AGAINST MEN'S TENNIS AT USF
January 22, 2013 MARKSOO OPENS TENNIS SEASON WITH BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
January 20, 2013 MEN'S TENNIS FALLS IN CLOSE CONTEST AT HAWAI'I
January 15, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS FALLS AT #10 STANFORD IN SEASON OPENER
July 19, 2012 MARKSOO AND MALKO EARN ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ACCOLADES