SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento State (7-13, 5-4 BSC) hosted San Jose State (9-7, 1-2 MWC) Wednesday afternoon for its 2019 home finale, but the Hornets were unable to keep up with the visiting Spartans, falling, 4-0.
With the loss, Sacramento State falls to 7-13 overall while remaining 5-4 in Big Sky Conference play. San Jose State climbed to 9-7 with the win while staying put at 1-2 in the Mountain West.
Wednesday's home finale was not intended to be the team's home finale as it was originally scheduled for March 2. Due to rain, however, the match was rescheduled for April 17.
Playing to clinch and while battling injuries, the Hornets fell behind 1-0 in doubles play. Playing shorthanded due to injuries, San Jose State jumped out to an immediate 3-0 lead.
The only completed singles match of the day came at the No. 2 singles position where Jenna Dorian fell in straight sets, 3-6, 5-7. It was the sophomore's first loss in straight sets since March 10, a stretch of 12 singles matches.
Sacramento State has just two matches remaining in the regular season and is among three teams battling for a spot in the Big Sky postseason tournament. The Hornets control their destiny and can clinch a spot in the postseason with a conference win on Saturday at Portland State.
The team is currently sixth in the conference but can finish fifth with a little help from other teams. They are just a half match behind Southern Utah for the fifth spot and hold a one match lead over Idaho State.
Before all of that, however, the Hornets will play one last non-conference match Friday morning at 9:30 am PT at Seattle U.
For more information Friday's match and all remaining Sacramento State women's tennis matches, be sure to visit the 2019 schedule at HornetSports.com.