MEN’S TENNIS KNOCKS OFF CONFERENCE RIVAL EASTERN WASHINGTON, 6-1

MEN’S TENNIS KNOCKS OFF CONFERENCE RIVAL EASTERN WASHINGTON, 6-1

SACRAMENTO -- Sacramento State received singles wins from Dom Miller, Kasparas Zemaitelis, Hermont Legaspi, Donald Hall and Louis Chabut on the way to a 6-1 victory over Big Sky Conference rival Eastern Washington on Sunday morning at the Sacramento State Tennis Courts.

In the process, the Hornets snapped a three-game losing streak while improving to 2-7 overall and 2-1 in the Big Sky. Eastern Washington entered the match as winners of six of its last seven, but fell to 6-4 overall and 2-2 in league play.

The Hornets got off to a good start by winning the doubles point after the teams Mikus Losbergs/Zemaitelis won at No. 1 (6-2) and Chabut/Legaspi posted a victory at No. 3 (6-3).

Sacramento State quickly clinched the match by winning each of the first three singles outcomes in straight sets, including Miller at No. 2 (6-1, 7-6), Chabut at No. 6 (6-2, 6-2) and Legaspi at No. 4 (6-1, 6-0).

After Eastern Washington won its lone singles match at No. 1, the Hornets capped off the victory with singles wins from Zemaitelis at No. 3 (6-1, 6-3) and Hall at No. 5 (6-3, 3-6, 10-5).

The Hornets will now turn their attention to the Golden State Invitational, a three-day, eight-team tournament co-hosted with UC Davis. Sacramento State begins the tournament on Friday, March 9, against Hawai'i at 1 p.m. The Hornets will also play on March 10 and March 11 against an opponent, time and location to be determined depending on first round results. For the tournament schedule, please click here.

Reminder that all Hornet home matches this season are being played on campus at the Sacramento State Tennis Courts.