SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento State men's tennis team got back on the winning track today, posting 7-0 victories over Big Sky Conference opponents Portland State and Southern Utah. The Hornets defeated the Vikings (1-10, 0-4) in the morning at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club before coming back later in the afternoon to knock off Southern Utah (0-1, 0-1).
In the process, the Hornets snapped a six-match losing streak while improving to 4-9 overall and 2-2 in the Big Sky. Sacramento State is now 2-1 on its nine-match homestand that will keep the team in Sacramento through the remainder of the month.
The Hornets' Roy Brandys (No. 1), Niranjan Ram (No. 2), Tom Miller (No. 3), Joaquin Marquez (No. 4), Oliver Andersen (No. 5) and Ayman Abdulwahab (No. 6) each went 2-0 in singles play during the day. In addition, the doubles teams of Andersen/Ram (No. 1), Abdulwahab/Brandys (No. 2) and Marquez/Miller (No. 3) went 2-0.
Making the victories even more impressive is the Hornets played without their top two players in Marek Marksoo and Sean Kolar.
Ram and Abdulwahab both combined to lose just three games the entire day as Ram beat Portland State's Kacper Stelmaszak (6-1, 6-2) before coming back later to drop a double bagel on Southern Utah's Blair Robbins (6-0, 6-0). Abdulwahab, who is a true freshman, won his matches by 6-0, 6-1, and 6-1, 6-1 scores.
Miller, Andersen and Marquez both won their matches today in straight sets as well.
Sacramento State resumes its homestand next weekend when the team hosts New Mexico State on Saturday at 2 p.m., and conference foe Idaho State on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
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