DAVIS, Calif. — Despite straight set singles wins from Mikus Losbergs and Dom Miller, Sacramento State fell to Causeway rival UC Davis, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.
The match served as the home opener for UC Davis, which improved to 5-3 this season. Sacramento State dropped its fourth straight match (all on the road) and fell to 5-6. Of the Hornets' 11 matches this season, nine have come on the road and the team is 2-0 at home and 3-6 away from home. Sacramento State will finally get some home cooking over the next couple weeks as the team begins a five-match homestand on March 3.
UC Davis began things by sweeping each of the doubles matches to earn the point. Each matchup was close with the Aggies pulling out victories by scores of 7-6, 6-4 and 7-5 at Nos. 1-3, respectively.
Losbergs tied the score at 1-1 when he handily won his singles match at No. 1 by a 6-4, 6-2 score. After UC Davis took a 2-1 lead when Christopher Clayton lost his match at No. 4 (6-3, 6-3), Miller tied things at 2-2 with a 7-6, 7-5 win at No. 2 over Alec Adamson.
UC Davis won each of the final three singles matches, and each of those came in three sets. That included Donald Hall falling at No. 6 by a 7-6, 5-7, 10-8 score. Kasparas Zemaitelis lost at No. 3 (7-5, 3-6, 6-0) and Louis Chabut fell at No. 5 (5-7, 6-1, 6-2).
Losbergs improved to 7-4 at No. 1 singles this season.
Sacramento State begins its five-match homestand on Friday against Saint Mary's at 1 p.m., and will also take on Big Sky Conference foe Idaho State on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both matchups will take place at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club.
Sacramento State (5-6) at UC Davis (5-3)
Feb. 25, 2017 at Davis, Calif. (Marya Welch Tennis Center)
UC Davis 5, Sacramento State 2
1. Bryce McKelvie / James Wade (UCD) def. Kasparas Zemaitelis / Mikus Losbergs (SAC), 7-6
2. David Goulak / Tommy Lam (UCD) def. Christopher Clayton / Louis Chabut (SAC), 6-4
3. Alec Adamson / Max Pham (UCD) def. Dom Miller / Donald Hall (SAC), 7-5
Order of finish: 2, 3*, 1
1. Mikus Losbergs (SAC) def. James Wade (UCD), 6-4, 6-2
2. Dom Miller (SAC) def. Alec Adamson (UCD), 7-6, 7-5
3. Bryce McKelvie (UCD) def. Kasparas Zemaitelis (SAC), 7-5, 3-6, 6-0
4. Everett Maltby (UCD) def. Christopher Clayton (SAC), 6-3, 6-3
5. Tommy Lam (UCD) def. Louis Chabut (SAC), 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
6. Max Pham (UCD) def. Donald Hall (SAC), 7-6, 5-7, 10-8
Order of finish: 1, 4, 2, 3, 5*, 6
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