SACRAMENTO -- After leading Sacramento State to home victories over both Weber State and Idaho State, junior Hermont Legaspi has been named the Big Sky Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week.
The victories allowed Sacramento State to clinch a berth in the Big Sky Tournament. Legaspi posted a perfect 2-0 record at No. 2 singles, while also going 1-0 at No. 3 doubles. In the process, he combined to drop just seven games over two singles matches as he won both in straight sets.
In the Hornets' win over Weber State on Saturday, the Sacramento native won at No. 2 over Michiel Van Schoor by a 6-1, 6-0 score. Also, in that match, he teamed with Dom Miller to win at No. 3 doubles by a 6-2 score. He followed that up a day later with Sunday's win at No. 2 over Idaho State's Peter Trhac, 6-2, 6-4.
Legaspi has won eight of his last 10 singles matches while improving to 12-7 overall and 6-3 in league play. He has played at four different spots in the Hornets' lineup and was recently moved up to No. 2 in the ladder. In fact, since being moved up to No. 2 full time on March 30, he is 4-1, and now 6-2 overall at the No. 2 slot. In addition, Legaspi is 6-6 in doubles play this season, including a 4-2 mark in league play.
Sacramento State (8-11, 6-3) currently sits in third place in the conference standings with just one regular season match to play. That will be on Saturday at home against Northern Colorado at noon. The Hornets still have a shot to secure the No. 2 seed for the Big Sky Tournament (April 25-27) and receive a first round bye at the event.
Saturday will also mark the final home matches for Sacramento State seniors Donald Hall, Mikus Losbergs, Dom Miller and Bernardo Moraes.
July 8, 2019 CORR AND LOSBERGS NAMED BIG SKY SCHOLAR-ATHLETES
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