SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State women's tennis team saw its four-match winning streak come to an end by the smallest of margins, 4-3, against Nevada on Sunday afternoon at Rio Del Oro RC.
The Hornets (5-8) had won four straight matches, all coming against Big Sky Conference teams, before entering Sunday's non-conference showdown with Nevada, but the Wolf Pack prevailed.
Nevada narrowly claimed the doubles point, with a 9-8 win at No. 1 to seal the deal.
Sacramento State junior Sophie Lohscheidt retired prior to her match at No. 4 singles, giving the Wolf Pack a 2-0 lead before singles play had even begun. The Hornets won three singles matches but couldn't complete the comeback.
Freshman Olivia Boija won her first set at No. 3 singles, but dropped the next two to Sophie Stevens in the clinching match.
Senior Rebeca Delgado continued her hot streak, winning at No. 1 singles for the fifth straight match.
Nevada 4, Sacramento State 3
(Rio Del Oro RC)
1. DELGADO, Rebeca (SACW) def. OKHREMCHUK, Michelle (NEVADA) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
2. VERBERNE, Emma (NEVADA) def. NGUYEN, Jennifer (SACW) 6-2, 6-4
3. STEVENS, Sophie (NEVADA) def. BOIJA, Olivia (SACW) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
4. SMILEY, Sheila (NEVADA) def. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SACW) retired
5. KNOEBL, Katharina (SACW) def. LEGENDRE, Juliette (NEVADA) 6-4, 6-0
6. ANGERER, Saskia (SACW) def. MAGUSIAK, Monika (NEVADA) 6-0, 6-2
1. OKHREMCHUK, Michelle/VERBERNE, Emma (NEVADA) def. DELGADO, Rebeca/LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SACW) 9-8
2. KNOEBL, Katharina/NGUYEN, Jennifer (SACW) def. STEVENS, Sophie/LEGENDRE, Juliette (NEVADA) 8-5
3. SMILEY, Sheila/KONIGSFELDT, C. (NEVADA) def. BOIJA, Olivia/GOMEZ CARUS, Andrea (SACW) 8-5
Sacramento State 5-8
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,6,2,5,1,3)
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