LOSBERGS WINS BOTH THE SINGLES AND DOUBLES TITLES AT THE PACIFIC MEN’S TENNIS INVITATIONAL

LOSBERGS WINS BOTH THE SINGLES AND DOUBLES TITLES AT THE PACIFIC MEN’S TENNIS INVITATIONAL

STOCKTON — Sacramento State competed all eight players on its roster at the Pacific Men's Tennis Invitational from Friday through Sunday, but it was one Hornet that stole the show. Junior Mikus Losbergs combined to go a perfect 9-0 between singles and doubles play to win both the tournament's singles and doubles championships.

Losbergs had to win three matches on the final day of the tournament today, which included the doubles championship match this morning, and both the semis and championship matches of the singles draw later in the day. Losbergs, who was seeded No. 2 in the singles tournament, went 5-0 while defeating the Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 13th seeds in the draw. Three of those five wins came in three sets, including the title match victory over No. 6 seed Tadiwa Chinamo of Pacific by a 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4 score. A reigning first team all-Big Sky Conference selection, Losbergs was trailing, 4-3, in the third set before winning each of the final three games to claim the title.

In doubles play, Losbergs teamed with senior Kasparas Zemaitelis to go 4-0, which included a win over the No. 4 seed in the draw. In the championship match, the duo (seeded No. 1) easily defeated Santa Clara's Kamran Khan and Connor Garnett, 8-3, in a match that lasted just 35 minutes. In fact, Losbergs/Zemaitelis won the first 11 points on serve of the championship match, and lost just five points on serve the entire way. All four of the Losbergs/Zemaitelis victories were decided by 8-3, 8-4 or 8-5 scores. That included an 8-4 victory over No. 4 seed Matis Bot and Nash Vollenweider of Saint Mary's in the semis.

"This tournament was the best tennis I have ever seen Mikus play," Sacramento State assistant coach Kevin Kurtz said. "He's always been a great player, but he was in a zone during the entire tournament. I don't think you could play a better weekend of tennis, and for him to win three matches on the final day was extremely impressive and showed a lot of heart."

A total of nine teams competed at the tournament, which included host Pacific, Fresno State, Santa Clara, Saint Mary's, Cal Poly and UC Davis.

All eight players on Sacramento State's roster won at least one singles match during the tournament, and three of the four doubles teams won at least one match. In fact, the Hornets' roster, which includes two seniors, four juniors and two sophomores, combined to go 12-9 in singles play and 7-4 in doubles play during three-day event.

Complete results from each of the Hornets' players can be found below. Today wrapped up the fall season for Sacramento State as the team does not compete again until opening the spring schedule on Jan. 19 at Saint Mary's. The Hornets' home opener will come on Jan. 21 vs. Cal Poly. All home matches this season will be played on campus.

SINGLES BRACKET

Louis Chabut
Round of 64 - LosT to Sean Alves (SON), 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Consolation Round 1 - Bye
Consolation Round 2 - Bye
Consolation Round 3 - def. Nathan Hampton (PAC), 6-4, 7-6 (4)

Christopher Clayton
Round of 64 - def. Jacob Lagman (SMC), 6-3, 6-4
Round of 32 - lost to No. 1 Akram El Sallaly (PAC), 6-3, 6-3

Donald Hall
Round of 64 - def. Karl Enander (CP), 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Round of 32 - lost to No. 3 Connor Garnett (SCU), 6-1, 6-4

Hermont Legaspi
Round of 64 - def. Daly Meinert (CP), 6-7 (1), 7-5, 6-3
Round of 32 - lost to No. 7 Roberts Seby (SCU), 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Consolation Round 1 - lost to Andrew Whitehouse (CP)6-3, 6-4

Mikus Losbergs (No. 2 seed)
Round of 64 - Bye
Round of 32 - def. Daniel Krutik (SMC), 6-2, 6-4
Round of 16 - def. No. 13 Bernardo Oliveira (PAC), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Quarters - def. No. 5 Andrew Gu (SCU), 6-0, 6-3
Semis - def. No. 4 Joshua Ortlip (CP), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Championship - def. No. 6 Tadiwa Chinamo (PAC), 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4

Dom Miller (No. 15 seed)
Round of 64 - Bye
Round of 32 - def. Allan Lock (SON), 6-4, 6-2
Round of 16 - lost to No. 8 Axel Damiens (CP), 6-3, 6-3

Bernardo Moraes
Round of 64 - def. Brian Lee (SMC), 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4
Round of 32 - lost to No. 6 Tadiwa Chinamo (PAC), 6-2, 6-2
Consolation Round 1 - lost to Arjith Jayaraman (UCD), 6-2, 6-1

Kasparas Zemaitelis
Round of 64 - def. Javier Luque (HN), 6-3, 6-1
Round of 32 - lost to No. 14 Alexander Stater (CP), 7-6 (1), 6-4

DOUBLES BRACKET

Louis Chabut/Hermont Legaspi
Round of 32 - lost to Daly Meinert/Andrew Whitehouse (CP), 8-4
Consolation Round 1 - Bye
Consolation Round 2 - Lost to Jacob Lagman/Brian Lee (SMC), 8-6

Christopher Clayton/Bernardo Moraes
Round of 32 - Bye
Round of 16 - def. Matthew Campana/Calvin Jordaan (SMC), 8-5
Quarters - lost to Kamran Khan/Connor Garnett (SCU), 8-6

Donald Hall/Dom Miller
Round of 32 - def. Antoine Noel/Joshua Ortlip (CP), 8-4
Round of 16 - lost to No. 4 Matis Bot/Nash Vollenweider (SMC), 8-4
Consolation Round 1 - def. Arjith Jayaraman/Chethan Swanson (UCD), 8-3

Mikus Losbergs/Kasparas Zemaitelis (No. 1 seed)
Round of 32 - Bye
Round of 16 - def. Jackson Hawk/Daniel Krutik (SMC), 8-3
Quarters - def. Tadiwa Chinamo/Nathan Hampton (PAC), 8-5
Semis - def. No. 4 Matis Bot/Nash Vollenweider (SMC), 8-4
Championship - def. Kamran Khan/Connor Garnett (SCU), 8-3