SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State's Saturday match versus the visiting Idaho State women's tennis team was delayed by an hour after overnight rain had the courts to wet too play. Despite the delay and extra effort to dry the courts, the Hornets rolled to a 5-2 win over the Bengals.
"We had a very solid team performance today," said head coach Cami Hubbs after the match. "I was proud of the effort from top to bottom."
For the second straight match, Sacramento State took the doubles point to open the match.
Up 1-0, Sacramento State dropped two of the first three singles matches at the Nos. 2 and 6 positions. In between those losses, Gonzalez picked up the first singles point for the Hornets, winning at the No. 1 position in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
Saturday was Gonzalez's first match at the No. 1 singles spot and she improved to 4-0 in conference singles play.
Dorian defeated her opponent at the No. 4 singles position in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. In the No. 5 position, it was Sofi Wicker who clinched the match for the Hornets, defeating Idaho State's Angela Walker in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4.
Jayden Nielsen rounded out the afternoon, picking up Sacramento State's fifth point with a hard-fought and well-earned 7-5, 6-4 win at No. 3.
"These last two matches have been good to build up some momentum," added Hubbs, "and we're excited about another match tomorrow!"
Sacramento State closes out the weekend with a match tomorrow, Sunday, March 24 vs. the Montana Grizzlies. The match is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am PT at the Sacramento State Tennis Courts.
For more information on tomorrow's match and all upcoming Sacramento State women's tennis matches, be sure to visit the 2019 schedule at HornetSports.com.
Sacramento State 5, Idaho State 2
Mar 23, 2019 at Sacramento, Calif. (Sacramento State Tennis Courts)
1. GONZALEZ, Maria (SAC) def. BOTES, Louise-Marie (ISU) 6-2, 6-2
2. CVETKOVIC, Hristina (ISU) def. CHERNYETSKY, C. (SAC) 6-4, 6-0
3. NIELSEN, Jayden (SAC) def. ARKHIPOV, Alexandra (ISU) 7-5, 6-4
4. DORIAN, Jenna (SAC) def. COBURN, Melissa (ISU) 6-1, 6-1
5. WICKER, Sofi (SAC) def. WALKER, Angela (ISU) 6-1, 6-4
6. POE, Megan (ISU) def. UGARKOVIC, Frana (SAC) 6-1, 6-2
1. DORIAN, Jenna/NIELSEN, Jayden (SAC) def. CVETKOVIC, Hristina/POE, Megan (ISU) 6-1
2. GONZALEZ, Maria/WICKER, Sofi (SAC) def. ARKHIPOV, Alexandra/BOTES, Louise-Marie (ISU) 6-3
3. COBURN, Melissa/FENSKE, Madison (ISU) def. CHERNYETSKY, C./UGARKOVIC, Frana (SAC) 6-3
Idaho State 6-8 (2-4 Big Sky)
Sacramento State 2-8 (2-2 Big Sky)
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,6,4,5,3)