SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State clinched both the men''s and women''s Big Sky Conference championships on Sunday with wins over host Montana State and Northern Arizona, respectively. Both the men and women receive an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships which begin May 11.
Men''s and Women''s Tennis - 2002 Big Sky Champs
This marks the second-consecutive year the men have won the Big Sky Conference and the first-ever title for the women in program history.
The men have now won four of the last five Big Sky titles and will appear at the NCAA Championships for the third time. The women will be making their first appearance at the tournament and finished with a program-best 20-3 regular season record.
The Hornets will learn their pairings and match time for the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, May 2.
MEN''S - Sacramento State 4, Montana State 3
Sherif Zaher(SAC) def. Lukasz Mazur (MSU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Fabio Jesus (SAC) def. by Thijs Goossens (MSU) 6-4, 6-2
Matthew Jones (SAC) def. BJ Hauck (MSU) 6-4, 6-4
Ali Abbou (SAC) def. by Braden Olson (MSU) 6-2, 6-1
Nick Sheehan (SAC) def. Eddie Yangi (MSU) 6-3, 6-2
*Peter Farkas (SAC) def. Jason Swanson (MSU) 6-2, 6-3
Zaher/Jones (SAC) def. by Goossens/Hauck (MSU) 8-6
Jesus/Farkas (SAC) def. Mazur/Yang (MSU) 8-3
Sheehan/Price(SAC) def. by Olson/Swanson (MSU) 8-6
WOMEN''S - Sacramento State 4, Northern Arizona 3
1. Gabriella Lundqvist (SAC) def. by Yvonne de Waal (NAU) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
2. Marta Gronowicz (SAC) def. Kirsten Balk (NAU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Roberta Fessenko(SAC) def. by Kathy Kmiec (NAU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. Petra Abraham (SAC) def. Karen Kmiec (NAU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
5. Amanda Sanches (SAC) def. Ashley Dille (NAU) 6-3, 6-1
6.Christina Rivieccio (SAC) def. Michelle Mohr (NAU) 6-2, 6-0
1. Lundqvist/Gronowicz (SAC) def. De Waal/Kathy Kmiec (NAU) 8-4
2. Fessenko/Italina Kirknis (SAC) def. by Balk/Karen Kmiec (NAU) 8-5
3. Abraham/Sanches (SAC) def. by Dille/Sylvie Qartremer (NAU) 8-5