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MEN’S TENNIS’ ALBAYOUK SELECTED TO COMPETE FOR SAUDI ARABIA IN THE DAVIS CUP

MEN’S TENNIS’ ALBAYOUK SELECTED TO COMPETE FOR SAUDI ARABIA IN THE DAVIS CUP

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State men's tennis sophomore Abdulaziz Albayouk was selected to compete for his home country of Saudi Arabia in this year's Davis Cup, and will become the third Hornet in school history to compete at the prestigious event.

The Davis Cup began in 1900 as a competition between the United States and Great Britain, and is now the world's largest annual international team competition in sports.

Albayouk, a native of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was named to the national team and will participate in the Asia/Oceania section of the Davis Cup. That will take place Sept. 11-14 at the Jordan National Tennis Federation complex hard courts in Amman, Jordan.

Albayouk is one of just three Sacramento State players that have competed in a Davis Cup. He joins Mikus Losbergs who played for Latvia in 2015 and 2017, and Marek Marksoo who played for Estonia in 2013.

Albayouk played his first season a year ago for the Hornets as a true freshman, and will enter his sophomore year with the program in 2019-20.

Sacramento State opens the fall portion of the season on Sept. 27 when the team begins play at the Aggie Invitational in Davis. After playing four fall tournaments, the Hornets open the spring portion of the season on Jan. 19 at Pepperdine.