SACRAMENTO -- Sacramento State receives singles wins from Louis Chabut, Hermont Legaspi, Johannes Gjerdaker, Donald Hall and Josh Snowdon-Poole to highlight a 6-1 victory over Saint Mary's on Sunday afternoon at the Sacramento State Tennis Courts.
With the win, the Hornets have won three of their last four matches, and improved to 3-4 overall. Sacramento State was playing the second leg of a stretch that will see the team play nine of 10 matches at home.
Saint Mary's, which has seen three of its matches canceled due to rain, dropped to 0-3 with the loss.
Making the win even sweeter is the Hornets were playing without the services of Mikus Losbergs in singles play as he is still recovering from the flu. Losbergs has played all season at No. 1, so every Hornet had to move up one spot in the singles lineup. Sacramento State's players came through, securing wins at Nos. 2-6.
Chabut won at No. 2 (6-4, 6-3), Legaspi at No. 3 (7-6, 6-1), Gjerdaker at No. 4 (6-2, 6-0), Hall at No. 5 (4-6, 6-3, 6-4) and Snowdon-Poole at No. 6 (6-2, 7-5). The win for Snowdon-Poole was the first collegiate singles victory for the redshirt freshman.
Hall has now won four straight singles matches while Gjerdaker has won three straight.
Sacramento State also swept all three matches as the combinations of Losbergs/Chabut (6-3 at No. 1), Hall/Snowdon-Poole (6-3 at No. 2) and Miller/Legaspi (6-2 at No. 3) won handily.
"Our guys posted great doubles wins on all three courts, and we were proud of the way the team bounced back after a tough loss on Friday," Sacramento State head coach Kevin Kurtz said. "We have really good depth and that was on display today as the guys rallied together despite missing our top singles player."
Sacramento State will play its only road match between now and the beginning of April when the Hornets play at Portland State on Saturday, Feb. 16. After that match, the Hornets will play seven straight at home.
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