SAN DIEGO — The Sacramento State women's tennis team wrapped up its Southern California road trip with a 4-3 loss at No. 56 San Diego State on Thursday afternoon.
With the match tied 3-3, SDSU (10-4) earned a 6-2, 7-5 victory from Kristin Buth over Olivia Boija at No. 4 to win the match.
The day began with San Diego State squeaking out a victory in doubles play. SDSU won at No. 2, 8-2, before the Nos. 1 and 3 doubles matches went into tie-breakers. At No. 1, Michala Cassanova and Laura Antonana Iriarte defeated Rebeca Delgado and Boija, 9-8 (5). Alicia Aguillar and Isabelle Horn beat Sophie Lohscheidt and Andrea Gomez Carus, 9-7, at No. 3.
The Aztecs' lead stretched to 2-0 early in singles play when Lohscheidt was forced to retire from her No. 3 singles match. From that point, Sacramento State won the next three matches to take the lead. Cassanova made it 3-0 in favor of SDSU after she defeated Siobhan Ryan-Bovey, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 6.
From that point, the Hornets won the next three matches to tie the contest at 3-3. Katharina Knoebl started the run with a 6-2, 6-4, win at No. 5. Jennifer Nguyen kept the Hornets alive behind a 6-4, 6-1, victory at No. 3. Delgado tied the match after with a win at No. 1 over Julia Wais, 6-3, 6-3.
Sacramento State returns to Big Sky Conference play on Sunday with matches against North Dakota and Northern Colorado at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club.
No. 56 San Diego State 4, Sacramento State 3
Aztec Tennis Center
San Diego, Calif.
1. Michela Casanova/Laura Antonana Iriarte (SDSU) def. Rebeca Delgado/Olivia Boija (SAC) - 9-8 (5)?
2. Julia Wais/Kristin Buth (SDSU) def. Katharina Knoebl/Jennifer Nguyen (SAC) - 8-2?
3. Alicia Aguilar/Isabelle Hoorn (SDSU) def. Sophie Lohscheidt/Andrea Gomez Carus (SAC) - 9-7?
(Order of finish: 2, 1, 3)
1. Rebeca Delgado (SAC) def. Julia Wais (SDSU) - 6-3, 6-3
2. Jennifer Nguyen (SAC) def. Alicia Aguilar (SDSU) - 6-4, 6-1
3. Laura Antonana Iriarte (SDSU) def. Sophie Lohscheidt (SAC) - 6-1, retired.
4. Kristin Buth (SDSU) def. Olivia Boija (SAC) - 6-2, 7-5?
5. Katharina Knoebl (SAC) def. Tami Nguyen (SDSU) - 6-2, 6-4
6. Michela Casanova (SDSU) def. Siobhan Ryan-Bovey (SAC) - 6-2, 6-3?
(Order of finish: 3, 6, 5, 2, 1, 4)