OGDEN, Utah – Sacramento State won the doubles points, and got singles wins from Mikus Losbergs and Dom Miller, but fell at Weber State, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon in Ogden.
The loss snapped the Hornets' three-game winning streak and the team dropped to 6-12 overall and 5-4 in the Big Sky.
Weber State, which was playing its final match of the regular season, won its fifth straight while improving to 11-9 and 8-3 in league. The Wildcats improved to 5-1 at home, and will not play again until the Big Sky Tournament in Phoenix on April 26-28.
The Hornets got thing started by taking the doubles points. The tandems of Losbergs/Kasparas Zemaitelis won at No. 1 (7-6), and Louis Chaubt/Hermont Legaspi won at No. 3 by a 6-3 score.
However, Weber State would take a 3-1 lead by winning singles matches at Nos. 6, 2 and 5, respectively. The Hornets tied it at 3-3 after Miller won his match at No. 3 (6-3, 2-6, 6-3) and Losbergs was victorious at No. 1 (5-7, 7-6, 6-2).
With the match tied at 3-3, it all came down to No. 4 singles where the Hornets' Legaspi and the Wildcats' Hou-En Chen were locked in a tight match. However, it was Chen that gave the Wildcats a 4-3 win after beating Legaspi, 7-5, 7-6 (9-7 in the tiebreaker).
Sacramento State still has three matches remaining on the regular season schedule, including next week's rivalry matchup with UC Davis. The two teams will play on the Sacramento State campus on Wednesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Sacramento State's final two Big Sky matches will come on the road in two weeks.