SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's tennis team took the court for just the second time this season on Sunday and, despite a pair of wins from senior Sofi Wicker and freshman Jayden Nielsen, fell at San Francisco, 5-2.
Senior captain Sofi Wicker took down San Francisco's Shanna Dos Santos in the number five position, 5-7, 6-1, 10-8. The match was the longest of the afternoon, and unfortunately for the Hornets, came after San Francisco had already clinched the win, but it was a strong comeback showing for the Hornets' most veteran player.
Freshman Jayden Nielsen was responsible for Sacramento State's first point of the afternoon, winning 6-1, ret., from the number three position. Although her opponent, Hannah Borjeson, retired after the first set, Nielsen had rolled to an easy first set win and looked poised to take the match, regardless.
"Everyone competed really well today for us against a seasoned team," said head coach Cami Hubbs after the match. "I'm excited to see how much we can grow in these next two weeks before Saint Mary's."
With the loss, Sacramento State falls to 0-2 to start the 2019 season. The Hornets also got off to a slow start last season, but stormed back in conference play, playing to a 9-2 record in the Big Sky.
The Hornets have a two-week break before their next match, a road contest in Moraga against the Gaels. It will be their third straight and third of five straight road matches to start the 2019 season. The full schedule is available online at HornetSports.com.