SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State got singles victories from Mikus Losbergs and Johannes Gjerdaker, but it was not enough in an eventual 5-2 loss to FGCU on Saturday morning at the Grand Canyon Tennis Complex.
The match was the first of two in Phoenix for the Hornets, which includes a matchup at Grand Canyon tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. PST.
Sacramento State dropped to 0-2 on the young season while FGCU improved its record to 1-2. FGCU is the abbreviation for Florida Gulf Coast.
The Eagles started the match by winning the doubles point as FGCU got wins at both Nos. 1 and 2 doubles.
FGCU then won the first two singles matches to take a 3-0 lead, as the Hornets' Dom Miller fell at No. 2 (6-4, 6-2) and Donald Hall lost at No. 6 (7-5, 6-1). Sacramento State cut the deficit to 3-1 after true freshman Johannes Gjerdaker won at No. 5 by a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 score. The win was the first in Gjerdaker's collegiate career.
However, FGCU clinched the win with a win at No. 3 as the Hornets' Louis Chabut lost in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. Other matches played were a win at No. 1 for Losbergs, 6-4, 5-7, 10-6, and a loss at No. 4 by Hermont Legaspi, 7-6, 0-6, 6-3.
Sacramento State was playing the second leg of a stretch that will see the Hornets play each of their first six matches of the season away from home.
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