NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Playing its second road match in as many days and its sixth in the last seven, the Sacramento State women's tennis team fell at CSUN, 6-1, Sunday afternoon.
The Hornets also lost yesterday at Cal Poly, the first of their two weekend matches. Overall, Sacramento State falls to 0-7 to open the 2019 season. Six of those seven matches have been played on the road.
The victory allowed the CSUN Matadors to improve to 5-3 overall.
Freshman Jayden Nielsen delivered the Hornets' lone point Sunday, winning at No. 3 singles in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Nielsen improved to 3-3 on the year, with all six of her matches being played at the number three position.
Her three wins in singles competition are the most on the team.
CSUN won at the Nos. 1 and 3 to secure the doubles point. And No. 1, Sacramento State's Jenna Dorian and Nielsen fell by a score of 6-1 while the Hornets' Carolina Chernyetsky and Frana Ugarkovic were defeated at No. 3, 6-2.
In singles play, the Matadors clinched Sunday's match with three consecutive wins at No. 6, 1, 4. Ugakvoric fell at the No. 6 position in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, while Chernyetsky was next at No. 1, also in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. Dorian was defeated at No. 4, 6-3, 6-4, as CSUN clinched the match.
Sacramento State will return home for back-to-back matches at the Sacramento State Tennis Courts when they host conference opponents Weber State and Northern Arizona on Saturday, March 16 and Monday, March 18, respectively.
Those matches will be just the second and third at home this season for the Hornets.