MEN’S TENNIS KICKS OFF FALL SEASON WITH A PAIR OF TITLES AT THE ROLLINGWOOD OPEN

MEN’S TENNIS KICKS OFF FALL SEASON WITH A PAIR OF TITLES AT THE ROLLINGWOOD OPEN

Results/Scores from the tournament

FAIR OAKS, Calif. -- Sacramento State kicked off the fall portion of its schedule with a singles and doubles title at the Rollingwood Open this past weekend at the Rollingwood Racquet Club in Fair Oaks. That included senior Dom Miller winning both the singles championship, and teaming with senior Mikus Losbergs to win the doubles title.

Eight of the nine players on Sacramento State's roster competed at the open event, and all eight players secured at least one singles victory. Miller posted a 4-0 record at the tournament to claim the championship. In the final, he defeated teammate Hermont Legaspi in a third-set super tiebreaker. Scores were 6-4, 5-7, 10-7.

Legaspi finished 3-1 at the tournament, followed by Losbergs (2-1), Louis Chabut (2-1), Donald Hall (1-1), Bernardo Moraes (1-1), and true freshmen Johannes Gjerdaker (1-1) and Abdulaziz Albayouk (1-1). The tournament started as a 25-player field, and Sacramento State players combined for a 15-7 record. Six of the seven defeats were losses to Sacramento State teammates.

In the doubles draw, the Hornets competed four teams, including Losbergs and Miller, who went a perfect 3-0. The tandem won in straight sets in both the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds before defeating the Hornet doubles team of Chabut and Legaspi by an 8-5 score in the final.

All four Sacramento State doubles teams secured at least one victory at the event, combining for a 7-3 record. Each of the Hornets' three losses in doubles play were dished out by Sacramento State teammates. Other Hornet records included Chabut/Legaspi (2-1), Gjerdaker/Hall (1-1) and Moraes/Albayouk (1-1).

Rollingwood kicked off a busy fall for Sacramento State as the team will compete in five tournaments between now and early November. The Hornets will next compete in Davis this Friday-Sunday at the Aggie Invitational.