SACRAMENTO — Four Sacramento State men's tennis players were named Big Sky all-conference today, the program's most since the 2013 squad placed five members on the all-league team.
Senior Mikus Losbergs was named to the all-conference singles team for the fourth consecutive year, and second time to the first team (2017, 2019). Losbergs, who has played at No. 1 in the Hornets' lineup since the day he arrived on campus as a freshman, was a second team selection in 2016 and 2018.
Junior Hermont Legaspi and true freshman Johannes Gjerdaker were named to the second team, and the tandem of Losbergs and junior Louis Chabut was named first team all-league in doubles play. Losbergs received first team doubles accolades for the second straight year.
All four players had a big hand in the Hornets finishing conference play with a 7-3 record, tied for second in the Big Sky standings. That marked the program's highest finish in the conference standings since the 2013 team finished in a tie for first.
Finished the season with a 10-7 singles record, all at the No. 1 spot of the team's lineup…that included an 8-3 record when playing an opponent from a Big Sky school…won each of his last three, and five of his final six singles matches of the season…of his 10 singles victories, eight came in straight sets…posted a 6-3, 6-4 win in the Big Sky Tournament against Idaho State's David Felix…becomes the Hornets' first four-time all-Big Sky selection since Kiryl Harbatsiuk accomplished the feat from 2008-11.
Named all-conference for the first time in his career…posted a 13-7 singles record, including a 7-3 record against Big Sky opposition…went 7-2 at No. 2 singles, 3-1 at No. 3, 1-3 at No. 4, and 2-1 at No. 5…won each of his final four, and eight of his last nine singles matches of the season…of his 13 singles wins, 12 came in straight sets…also posted a 5-2 record in doubles play against conference competition.
One of just two freshman in the conference to be named either first or second team all-Big Sky…the most consistent Hornet all season, as he finished the year with a 14-5 singles record, including a 9-2 mark against Big Sky opposition…started the year at No. 5, but worked his way up to No. 3 by the end of the season…went 4-1 at No. 5, 9-3 at No. 4, and 1-1 at No. 3…won 13 of his final 15 matches of the season…at No. 3, he beat Idaho State's Lukas Ridemar in the Big Sky Tournament, 1-6, 6-2, 6-0.
MIKUS LOSBERGS/LOUIS CHABUT
The combination went 11-4 in doubles play, all at the No. 1 spot of the Hornets' lineup…that included an 8-2 record against Big Sky opposition…won five of their last six matches of the season, including a 6-2 victory in the Big Sky Tournament against Idaho State…did not begin playing together until Feb. 1, and immediately clicked, winning five of their first six matches together…only two losses in league play came by 6-4 scores.
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