SACRAMENTO -- Sacramento State picked up singles wins from Hermont Legaspi, Johannes Gjerdaker and Louis Chabut, but came up just short in a 4-3 loss to Yale on Friday afternoon at the Sacramento State Tennis Courts.
Yale improved to 9-4 with the victory while the Hornets dropped to 4-8. Three of the Hornets' last five losses have come via 4-3 scores. Sacramento State dropped the doubles point, which has proven to be a very valuable piece of the puzzle when it comes to Hornet Tennis. Sacramento State is now 0-7 when it drops the doubles point, and 4-1 when winning the doubles point.
Today, Yale started things by getting wins at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles to jump out to 1-0 victory. That proved to be a very valuable doubles point as the two teams split the six singles matches.
Picking up wins for the Hornets in singles play were Legaspi at No. 3 (6-4, 7-5), Gjerdaker at No. 4 (5-7, 6-4, 6-3) and Chabut (6-7, 6-3, 10-4) at No. 5. Yale already had the necessary four points for the victory before Gjerdaker and Chabut won their matches.
Gjerdaker, a true freshman, continues to play great tennis as he has now won seven straight singles matches. The Stavanger, Norway, native is 8-3 in singles play this year, including a 4-2 record at No. 4 and 4-1 at No. 5.
The Hornets wrap up their five-match homestead on Sunday when they host Portland at 1 p.m.
April 17, 2019 LEGASPI NAMED BIG SKY MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 4, 2019 MEN’S TENNIS WINS ON THE ROAD AGAIN, BEATS MONTANA, 4-3
March 30, 2019 MEN’S TENNIS FALLS IN HEARTBREAKER TO NORTHERN ARIZONA, 4-3
March 17, 2019 MEN’S TENNIS CONCLUDES HOMESTAND WITH 4-3 WIN OVER PORTLAND
March 15, 2019 MEN’S TENNIS FALLS AT HOME TO YALE, 4-3
February 23, 2019 MEN’S TENNIS FALLS AT HOME TO SANTA CLARA, 6-1
February 10, 2019 MEN’S TENNIS DOWNS SAINT MARY’S, 6-1
February 8, 2019 MEN’S TENNIS DROPS HOME OPENER TO SOUTHERN UTAH, 4-3
February 6, 2019 LOSBERGS NAMED BIG SKY MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
January 27, 2019 MEN’S TENNIS CONCLUDES TRIP TO PHOENIX WITH LOSS AT GRAND CANYON
January 26, 2019 MEN’S TENNIS FALLS TO FGCU IN FIRST OF TWO MATCHES IN PHOENIX
November 4, 2018 MEN’S TENNIS CONCLUDES FALL SCHEDULE AT THE BULLDOG CLASSIC
September 30, 2018 MEN’S TENNIS WRAPS UP SECOND FALL TOURNAMENT AT THE AGGIE INVITATIONAL