SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Sacramento State women's tennis was back on the road Saturday afternoon as they traveled to Cal Poly to take on the Mustangs. Playing their fifth away match in their last six, the Hornets fell to the host Mustangs, 4-1.
The loss drops Sacramento State to 0-6 to start the season. Cal Poly improved to 5-6 overall on the year.
Although the final score was 4-1, the Hornets were in every match and just points away in some scenarios.
"It was a heartbreaker of a match today," said head women's tennis coach, Cami Hubbs. "Just a couple points here and there and we would have been playing doubles for the match."
Saturday's match began with singles play instead of the traditional doubles as the two teams were playing to clinch and under the threat of looming rain. It was agreed that doubles would be played only if the match was even, 3-3, after the singles contests.
Sofi Wicker was responsible for Sacramento State's first point of the match, winning her singles match at the number five position in straight sets, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3. At the time, Wicker's win made it a 3-1 match in favor of Cal Poly.
Jenna Dorian very nearly made it 3-2, but was unable to finish her match at the number four position in time, leaving the match unfinished, up 5-3 in the third set.
The clincher for Cal Poly came at the number three singles spot against Jayden Nielsen, who battled in the day's longest match. After dropping the first set, Nielsen took the second, 6-3. The third set went to a tiebreaker before Cal Poly's Susanne Boyden clinched the match with a 7-6 (7-5) third set.
Sacramento State is right back at it as they continue further south to take on CSUN in Northridge tomorrow, Sunday, March 10 at 11 am. For more information on that and all upcoming Sacramento State women's tennis matches, be sure to visit the 2019 schedule at HornetSports.com.
Cal Poly 4, Sacramento State 1
Mar 09, 2019 at San Luis Obispo, CA (Mustang Tennis Complex)
1. Emily Louie-Meadors (CP) def. CHERNYETSKY, C. (SAC) 6-1, 6-1
2. Susanne Boyden (CP) def. GONZALEZ, Maria (SAC) 6-1, 7-6 (13-11)
3. MacKenzie Worsnop (CP) def. NIELSEN, Jayden (SAC) 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Caroline Williams (CP) vs. DORIAN, Jenna (SAC) 6-2, 3-6, 3-5, unfinished
5. WICKER, Sofi (SAC) def. Emily Ackerman (CP) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
6. Claire Bouquet (CP) def. UGARKOVIC, Frana (SAC) 6-2, 6-0
Sacramento State 0-6
Cal Poly 5-6
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (1,6,2,5,3)