GOLD RIVER, Calif. — The Sacramento State women's tennis team moved one step closer to its 12th consecutive Big Sky Tournament title with a 4-0 win over Southern Utah in the semifinals on Saturday at Gold River Racquet Club.
The Hornets will meet Montana in the finals on Sunday at 2 p.m. Sacramento State went 10-0 against Big Sky competition during the regular season and has now won 104 consecutive matches against league opponents dating back to 2002.
With the win, Sacramento State is now 12-13 on the season. Southern Utah ends its year with a 12-8 overall record.
On Saturday, the Hornets captured the doubles point before winning three singles matches, dropping only three games in the process. The No. 3 doubles team of Andrea Gomez Carus and Sophie Lohscheidt posted the first victory of the day with an 8-5 win. Olivia Boija and Rebeca Delgado then added an 8-3 win at No. 1 to clinch the point.
Once in singles, Delgado posted a 6-0, 6-1, win at No. 1 over Olya Kunz. Gomez Carus made the score 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-1, victory over Afton Staheli at No. 6. The match was stopped after Boija downed Madeline Skaras, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 4.
Sacramento State defeated Montana, 6-1, during a regular season match on March 22 in Sacramento. The Grizzlies reached the finals with a 4-2 victory over Northern Arizona in the second semifinal match.
Livestats for the championship match on Sunday can be viewed here.
Sacramento State 4, Southern Utah 0
1. DELGADO, Rebeca (SAC) def. KUNZ, Olya (SUU) 6-0, 6-1
2. NGUYEN, Jennifer (SAC) vs. IVANOVA, Aleksandra (SUU) unfinished
3. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) vs. ROGOVA, Veronika (SUU) unfinished
4. BOIJA, Olivia (SAC) def. SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
5. KNOEBL, Katharina (SAC) vs. VASILEVA, Anastasiia (SUU) unfinished
6. GOMEZ CARUS, Andrea (SAC) def. STAHELI, Afton (SUU) 6-1, 6-1
1. BOIJA, Olivia/DELGADO, Rebeca (SAC) def. KUNZ, Olya/IVANOVA, Aleksandra (SUU) 8-3
2. KNOEBL, Katharina/NGUYEN, Jennifer (SAC) vs. ROGOVA, Veronika/VASILEVA, Anastasiia (SUU) unfinished
3. GOMEZ CARUS, Andrea/LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) def. STAHELI, Afton/SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) 8-5
Southern Utah 12-8
Sacramento State 12-13
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,6,4)