SAN FRANCISCO - The Sacramento State women's tennis team opened their fall season this weekend as two of the team's players participated in the Battle in the Bay Classic. The tournament, hosted by the University of San Francisco, is an annual tournament held at the historic California Tennis Club and features some of the region's best tennis players.
In addition to Sacramento State, the tournament included players from San Francisco, USC, Santa Clara, Pacific, and Fresno State.
Dorian and Gonzalez began play on Friday in the doubles draw where they took on the pair of Rita Colyer and Shanna Dos Santos from San Francisco. The Hornets duo seemed to be in control for much of the contest, but the Dons pair got the better of them in an 8-6 match.
There was little time to rest as singles play started for Dorian just two hours after the end of the doubles match. Dorian faced off against Mya Bui of San Francisco. Dorian took the second set by a score of 7-5, but ultimately fell to Bui, two sets to one (6-4, 5-7, 6-3).
Gonzalez saw more court time with Colyer in their first singles match. Like Dorian, Gonzalez also took a set from her Dons opponent, winning the second set 6-3, though in the end she feel to Colyer, two sets to one (6-4, 3-6, 6-4).
The pair continued with singles matches on Saturday, both against players from Pacific. They added another doubles match and two more singles matches, all against the same two players from Fresno, on Sunday. Although the duo did not come away with a win in this early fall tournament, head coach Cami Hubbs liked what she saw from her sophomores.
"It was great showing for both of them, especially on Friday," the second-year head coach Hubbs said of Dorian and Gonzales. "Overall, I think we had a solid showing for so early in the season.
"Even if they didn't get the wins, they fought hard every match and played at an extremely high level."
The fall tennis schedule continues this coming weekend with two separate tournaments for the women's tennis team. Half of the team will travel to Boulder, Colorado where they will participate in the Colorado Invitational. The other half will stay closer to home, traveling to Berkeley for the Cal Invitational.
For more details, including links to draws and results, be sure to visit the 2018 Sacramento State women's tennis schedule online at HornetSports.com.
SACRAMENTO STATE BATTLE IN THE BAY RESULTS
Women's Doubles - Division I
Rita Colyer/Shanna Dos Santos (USF) def. Jenna Dorian/Maria Gonzlaz, 8-6
Women's Singles - Division I
Women's Singles - Division I Consolation
Women's Doubles - Division I Extra
Women's Singles - Division I Extra