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WOMEN’S TENNIS CELEBRATES SENIOR DAY WITH 5-2 WIN OVER MONTANA STATE

WOMEN’S TENNIS CELEBRATES SENIOR DAY WITH 5-2 WIN OVER MONTANA STATE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento State (7-9, 5-2 Big Sky) celebrated Senior Day on Saturday as they took the courts to face Montana State (3-12, 1-7 Big Sky). The Hornets capped their Senior Day celebration with a convincing 5-2 win over the visiting Bobcats.

With the win, the Hornets improve to 7-9 overall and 5-2 in the Big Sky. After Saturday's action around the league, Sacramento State's five league wins are tied for second most in the conference.

Montana State falls to 3-12 overall, including 1-7 against the league.

The Hornets took the early lead, going up 1-0 after winning the doubles point. The duo of Jayden Nielsen and Frana Ugarkovic took their match at the No. 3 doubles position, 6-1, before the pair of Carolina Chernyetsky and Jenna Dorian won at the No. 2 position, 6-2.

Montana State evened the score, taking the first singles match at the No. 2 spot, but from there it was all Hornets as Ugarkovic, Chernyetsky, Dorian, and Wicker each won their singles matches, in order.

At No. 6, Ugarkovic won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1, while Chernyetsky followed at the No. 4 spots, 6-1, 6-4.

With Sacramento State leading, 3-1, sophomore Jenna Dorian clinched the match for the Hornets with a 6-3, 6-0 win at the No. 3 position. For Dorian, the win was her ninth straight singles victory as she improved to 11-3 in singles play overall this season. She is a perfect 7-0 in singles play this season.

Wicker followed Dorian, winning her match at the No. 5 position, also in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4.

The longest match of the day belonged to Sacramento State's number one, Mara Gonzalez. Gonzalez fell at the top spot after a grueling 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 11-9, three-set match.

Seniors and team co-captains Carolina Chernyetsky and Sofi Wicker were recognized after the match, as well, as the duo are Sacramento State's two graduating seniors.

The Hornets will play their third match in four days when they travel to Saint Mary's College for a Sunday afternoon match.

For more information on all upcoming Sacramento State women's tennis matches, be sure to visit the 2019 schedule at HornetSports.com.