SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State's men's tennis team went up against tough East Coast opponent Drexel University in a blustery afternoon match up. With strong doubles and singles play across the board, the Hornets defeated the Dragons 5-2.
The Hornets snapped a four-match losing streak while improving to 8-10. Drexel dropped to 10-6 overall.
Doubles play started out as well for the Hornets, with No. 2 team of Louis Chabut and Christopher Clayton getting the routine victory over their opponent, 6-3. The No. 1 duo of Kasparas Zemaitelis and Mikus Losbergs followed by defeating their opponent in a hard-fought set, 7-5. Dom Miller and Hermont Legaspi (No. 3) were up 5-4 in their match, but it was stopped due to the Hornets already securing the doubles point.
With the doubles point tucked away, the Hornets continued to roll in singles led by Miller (No. 2) with a convincing 6-0, 6-2 win. Zemaitelis (No. 3) wasn't far behind with a comfortable 6-1, 6-3 victory. Losbergs (No. 1) took no time at all in dispatching his opponent, with a 6-2, 6-2 win thus clinching the victory for Sacramento State.
The bottom half of the singles lineup had a bit of a tougher time, with all three matches going to three sets. Chabut (No. 4) rebounded well after losing the first set 6-4 by taking the second set 6-3. In the third set tiebreaker, Chabut remained in control winning it 10-6.
Legaspi (No.6) bounced back winning the second set 6-4, after losing the first by the same score. Unfortunately, he couldn't close out the match in the third set breaker, falling 10-8. Clayton (No. 5) took the first set, 6-3, but dropped the second 6-3. In a competitive third set breaker, Clayton eventually fell 10-7.
The Hornets' next match is at home against Big Sky Conference opponent Northern Arizona on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club.