MEN'S TENNIS BOUNCES BACK WITH 6-1 WIN OVER NEVADA
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The Sacramento State men’s tennis team got back on track with a 6-1 win over Nevada, Saturday afternoon at Cal Poly. With the win, the Hornets evened their record at 2-2. The Wolf Pack dropped to 4-2.
Sacramento State took a 1-0 lead after winning all three doubles matches. Xavier Barajas-Smith and Hague Van Dillen defeated Laurent Garcin and Guerin Smith, 9-7, at No. 1. At No. 2, Gabriel Loredo and Anton Stryhas downed Eldar Dzhafarov and Guillaume Tonelli, 8-4. The Hornets completed the sweep at No. 3 where Warwick Foy and Ramon Perez defeated Augustin Myard and Arzhang Derakhshani, 8-5.
In singles play, Sacramento State captured five of the six matches, including the top four in the ladder. Barajas-Smith, who did not compete in Friday’s loss to UC San Diego, returned to defeat Tonelli, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (3) at No. 1. Stryhas, Loredo and Foy each had an easier time in their respective matches.
Stryhas beat Garcia, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 2. Loredo defeated Dzhafarov, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 3 and Foy beat Myard, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 4.
Nevada’s one win came at No. 5 where Alex Daruty edged Van Dillen in three set, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
Tim Lantin capped the Hornet victory with a 6-4, 6-2, win over Derakhshani at No. 6.
Sacramento State will return to the courts on Sunday as it faces host Cal Poly.
Sacramento State 6, Nevada 1
1. Xavier Barajas-Smith (Sac) def. Tonelli 6-2,3-6,7-6(3)
2. Anton Stryhas (Sac) def. Garcin 6-3,6-3
3. Gabriel Loredo (Sac) def. Dzhafarov 6-2,6-0
4. Warwick Foy (Sac) def. Myard 6-2,6-0
5. Hague Van Dillen (Sac) def. by Daruty 6-4,4-6,6-4
6. Tim Lantin (Sac) def. Derakhshani 6-4,6-2
1. Barajas-Smith/Van Dillen (Sac) def. by Garcin/Smith 9-7
2. Loredo/Stryhas (Sac) def. Dzhafarov/Tonelli 8-4
3. Foy/Perez (Sac) def. Mynard/Derakshani 8-5