SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento State men's tennis team faced off today against Ivy League opponent Yale in the second match in as many days for the Hornets. Although Sacramento State hung in there against a tough opponent, Yale prevailed by a 5-2 score.
With the loss, the Hornets dropped to 7-10 overall while Yale won its 10th straight match and improved to 14-3.
The Hornets started out with very strong doubles play, with No. 1 team of Mikus Losbergs and Kasparas Zemaitelis defeating their opponents convincingly 6-1. The No. 2 duo of Hermont Legaspi and Donald Hall had a tougher time, but still pulled out the 6-3 win, thus securing the doubles point for the Hornets.
Singles play started out strong for the Hornets with Losbergs (No. 1) defeating 65th-ranked Tyler Lu handily 6-2, 6-0. However, the rest of the Hornet team had a tougher time with their opponents. No. 2 Miller fell in two competitive sets 6-3, 6-2. Zemaitelis (No. 3) hung tough in the first set, taking it to a tiebreak but fell just short in a 7-6 (8), 6-4 loss.
In similar fashion, Louis Chabut (No. 4) had a very tough first set also going to a tiebreaker. He too fell just short of victory 7-6 (4), 7-5. Clayton (No. 5) and Hall (No. 6) fought hard and competed well in tight sets, but they both eventually lost 6-3, 6-4 and 6-3, 6-3, respectively.
The Hornets return to the courts at home against Drexel at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club on Thursday, March 30 at 1 p.m.