LEWISTON, Idaho - Sacramento State was back on the road Saturday as they took on the Big Sky-leading Idaho Vandals. Despite a number of close matches, the Hornets fell to the Vandals on an indoor court, 6-1.
With the loss, Sacramento State fell to 7-11 overall and 5-3 in Big Sky play. They are currently fifth in the conference, one match ahead of Southern Utah and a match and a half back of Weber State. There are just two conference matches remaining this season for Sacramento State.
For Idaho, the team improved to 11-6 overall and 7-1 in conference play. They clinched a postseason tournament berth with Saturday's win.
Jayden Nielsen pick up the Hornets only win on Saturday, taking down her Idaho opponent in the No. 2 singles position. Nielsen won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. A freshman, Nielsen improved to 10-5 in singles play, including 6-1 in conference singles competition.
Sophomore Jenna Dorian came into the match having won 10 consecutive singles matches but saw that streak snapped Saturday as she fell in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 0-6. The loss was Dorian's first in conference play, and she is 11-3 overall in singles competition.
Saturday's match was the first of two weekend conference matches for the Hornets, who will face the Big Sky's Eastern Washington tomorrow, Sunday, April 14, at 10 am PT.
Eastern 10-8 overall and 6-1 in conference play, three spots ahead of the Hornets in the Big Sky standings.
For more information tomorrow's match and all upcoming Sacramento State women's tennis matches, be sure to visit the 2019 schedule at HornetSports.com.