WOMEN'S TENNIS PUTS UP FIGHT AGAINST No. 45 WASHINGTON IN 5-2 DEFEAT
SEATTLE — Rebeca Delgado earned a victory in singles and doubles but the Sacramento State women's tennis team fell to No. 45 Washington, 5-2, on Saturday at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.
The Huskies (12-9) clinched the doubles points with wins at Nos. 2 and 3 before Delgade and Olivia Boija upset the 63rd ranked team of Elianne Douglas-Mironand Riko Shimizu, 8-7 (8-6) at No. 1.
Washington took the first three singles matches to be decided to secure the victory. Shimuze posted a 6-0, 6-2, win at No. 6 over Andrea Gomes Carus to make the score 2-0. Douglas-Minron downed Sophie Lohschedit, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 3 and Grace Ysidora beat Jennifer Nguyen, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 2 in the deciding match.
Despite the outcome being cemented, the Hornets fought for a pair of singles victories late in the match. Delgado posted a 6-4, 7-5, decision over Andjela Nemcevic at No. 1 to claim the team's first point. Katharina Knoebl provided the second with a 3-6, 6-3, 11-9, win at No. 5.
Sacramento State will wrap up its regular season on Sunday at Portland State on Sunday. The Hornets are currently 9-0 in Big Sky matches and have clinched the top seed for the Big Sky Tournament which will be held at Gold River Racquet Club April 26-28.
No. 45 Washington 5, Sacramento State 2
Nordstrom Tennis Center
1. Delgado/Boija def. No. 63 Douglas-Miron/Shimizu, 8-7 (8-6).
2. Coronel/Ysidora def. Knoebel/Nguyen, 8-2.
3. Lukac/Nemcevic def. Lohscheidt/Gomez Carus, 8-1
Order of finish: 3,2,1.
1. Rebeca Delgado def. Andjela Nemcevic, 6-4, 7-5.
2. Grace Ysidora def. Jennifer Nguyen, 6-2, 6-4.
3. Elianne Douglas-Miron def. Sophie Lohscheidt, 6-2, 6-1.
4. Julija Lukac def. Olivia Boija, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.
5. Katharina Knoebl def. Natali Coronel, 3-6, 6-3, 11-9.
6. Riko Shimizu def. Andrea Gomes Carus, 6-0, 6-2.
Order of finish: 6,3,2,1,5,4.