MEN’S TENNIS FALLS AT HOME TO GRAND CANYON

MEN’S TENNIS FALLS AT HOME TO GRAND CANYON

SACRAMENTO -- Despite getting a singles win from sophomore Hermont Legaspi, the Hornets fell at home today to Grand Canyon, 6-1, at the Sacramento State Tennis Courts.

With the victory, Grand Canyon, which was playing the third of a four-match road swing through northern California, improved to 5-2. That includes five wins in the team's last six matches.

Competing for the first time in 12 days, Sacramento State dropped to 1-6 with the loss. Playing their home matches exclusively on campus for the first time since the early 2000s, the Hornets are still looking for their first win on their home courts (0-3).

Legaspi defeated Grand Canyon's Lucas Grego, 6-4, 2-6, 10-4, at No. 4 to provide Sacramento State's lone singles win. The Hornets also got a doubles victory at No. 1 by the tandem of Mikus Losbergs and Kasparas Zemaitelis by a 6-3 score. However, Grand Canyon won the other two doubles matches to take the point. Sacramento State is now 1-0 when winning the doubles point, and 0-6 when losing the doubles point.

Donald Hall took his match to three sets at No. 5 before falling in a super tiebreaker (7-5, 4-6, 10-5) and Dom Miller kept things close at No. 2 before falling, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Losbergs (No. 1), Zemaitelis (No. 3) and Bernardo Moraes (No. 6) each lost in straight sets.

The Hornets will play a road matchup at Santa Clara on Sunday at 2 p.m., before opening a stretch that will see all eight matches during the month of March played at home.