MEN’S TENNIS DROPS FIRST TWO MATCHES OF THE GOLDEN STATE INVITATIONAL

MEN’S TENNIS DROPS FIRST TWO MATCHES OF THE GOLDEN STATE INVITATIONAL

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SACRAMENTO — Sacramento State dropped a pair of matches on the first day of the Golden State Men's Tennis Invitational on Friday on the campus tennis courts. The Hornets opened with a 4-3 loss to Hawai'i in the morning followed by a 4-0 loss to Grand Canyon in the afternoon.

With the losses, Sacramento State dropped to 0-2 at the two-day tournament and 4-7 overall this season. The Hornets are co-hosting the tournament with UC Davis for the fourth consecutive season, and a total of eight teams are playing 12 matches over two days. The eight teams competing are Sacramento State, UC Davis, Hawai'i, Fresno State, Grand Canyon, New Mexico State, Nevada and Saint Mary's.

For today's results and tomorrow's schedule, please click here for the tournament home page. Sacramento State will take on Saint Mary's in its final match of the tournament tomorrow at noon on campus. The championship match will feature Fresno State taking on Nevada at 10:30 a.m. on UC Davis' campus courts.

Sacramento State played without senior Mikus Losbergs in singles play as he is currently nursing an injury. Losbergs, who plays at No. 1 in the singles lineup, played doubles in both matchups today, but was withheld from singles action. Because of the injury, the Hornets had to move every player in the singles lineup up one spot.

Against Hawai'i, the Hornets received singles wins from Hermont Legaspi at No. 2 (6-3, 6-1) and Johannes Gjerdaker at No. 4 (6-2, 6-4). In addition, Sacramento State secured the double point with wins at No. 2 from Donald Hall/Josh Snowdon-Poole (6-4) and No. 3 from Dom Miller/Legaspi (6-2). However, that was not enough as the Rainbow Warriors (4-6) picked up singles wins at the Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 6 spots. With the match tied at 3-3, Hawaii's Simon Telo Alves defeated Hall at No. 5 by a 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 score to clinch the win.

In the afternoon matchup, Grand Canyon (7-4) won the doubles point, and secured victories at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 singles to win, 4-0.

Box scores from both matches can be found at the top of the story.