SACRAMENTO -- Despite singles wins from Dom Miller and Donald Hall, the Hornets fell at home on Saturday afternoon to Nevada by a 5-2 score in a non-conference men's tennis match at the Sacramento State Tennis Courts.
Nevada moved its record to 6-0 while Sacramento State dropped to 1-5.
Doubles play continues to be a problem as the Hornets have now lost all five matches when dropping the doubles point, and the team is 1-0 when winning the point. Nevada was able to take a 1-0 lead after picking up doubles wins at both the Nos. 1 and 2 positions.
The Wolf Pack then earned singles wins at Nos. 3, 4 and 6 to take a 4-0 lead and clinch the win. Hall made the score 4-1 with his 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 5, and Dom Miller sliced the deficit to 4-2 with his 7-6 (3), 2-6, 10-8 win at No. 5. Nevada then won at No. 1 to provide the final 5-2 outcome.
"Donald was suffering through severe cramps during the early stages of the second set, and really fought through it," Sacramento State head coach Kevin Kurtz said. "For him to get that win after dropping the first set was one of the gutsiest performances I've seen. In addition, Dom played high level tennis today, and he's starting to play really well."
Today marked the first of a stretch that will see the Hornets play 10 of 11 matches on campus. The team will now take nearly two weeks off before playing again at home against Grand Canyon on Friday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m.
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