SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State came into Sunday's Causeway Classic match against UC Davis riding a five-match win streak, but unfortunately saw that streak come to an end with a 5-2 loss Sunday to the Aggies.
The loss drops Sacramento State to 5-9 overall while they remain 3-2 in Big Sky play. For the Aggies, they improved to 5-11 (2-3 Big West).
Jenna Dorian delivered the first point of the day for the Hornets, winning her seventh straight singles match at the No. 4 position in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0. The sophomore's seven-match win streak is the longest active on the team and tied for the team's longest this season (also, 7, Jayden Nielsen).
With the match already clinched in UC Davis' favor, Sofi Wicker came up with Sacramento State's second point, winning a long battle at the No. 5 spot, also in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. Wicker, who won two match-clinching points during the Hornets win streak, has now won five straight in singles play.
UC Davis took the doubles point, winning close battles at the Nos. 1 and 2 singles, 6-4, 6-3.
"We've spent a lot of time focusing on our doubles play," said head coach Cami Hubbs after the match, "and even though we didn't get the result today, I liked what I saw from the team."
The Aggies won at Nos. 3, 1, 2, and 6, in order. The clincher came at the No. 2 position, as Jayden Nielsen dropped her first singles match in nearly a month, 6-2, 6-3.
Sunday's match was Sacramento State's third in three days as they swept a double header Friday, beating both Nevada and Sonoma State in Reno.
The Hornets are home for two more with conference contests against Montana State and Northern Colorado on Friday, April 5, and Saturday April 6.
For more information on those and all upcoming Sacramento State women's tennis matches, be sure to visit the 2019 schedule at HornetSports.com.
UC Davis 5, Sacramento State 2
Mar 31, 2019 at Sacramento, Calif. (Sacramento State Tennis Courts)
1. Nikita Pradeep (UCD) def. GONZALEZ, Maria (SAC) 6-1, 6-3
2. Sara Tsukamoto (UCD) def. NIELSEN, Jayden (SAC) 6-2, 6-3
3. Shirley Hall (UCD) def. CHERNYETSKY, C. (SAC) 6-0, 6-2
4. DORIAN, Jenna (SAC) def. Kristina Breisacher (UCD) 6-1, 6-0
5. WICKER, Sofi (SAC) def. Jessica Walker (UCD) 6-3, 6-2
6. Kelsie Bryant (UCD) def. UGARKOVIC, Frana (SAC) 6-2, 6-3
1. Kelsie Bryant/Sara Tsukamoto (UCD) def. DORIAN, Jenna/NIELSEN, Jayden (SAC) 6-4
2. Nikita Pradeep/Shirley Hall (UCD) def. GONZALEZ, Maria/WICKER, Sofi (SAC) 6-3
3. CHERNYETSKY, C./UGARKOVIC, Frana (SAC) vs. Kristina Breisacher/Jessica Walker (UCD) 4-5, unfinished
UC Davis 5-11 (2-3 Big West)
Sacramento State 5-9 (3-2 Big Sky)
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3,4,1,2,6,5)