WOMEN'S TENNIS STUMBLES AT NO. 29 ARIZONA
TUCSON, Ariz. - The No. 71 ranked Sacramento State women's tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision at No. 29 ranked Arizona on Saturday afternoon at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.
Katharina Knoebl won her match at No. 5 singles but the Hornets lost at Arizona.
The Hornets (7-5) are now 1-4 against Pac-12 schools this season after playing Washington, Washington State, Arizona, Arizona State and USC while each one of their five loses have come against top-50 teams.
Sacramento State captured the No. 1 doubles match behind Tatsiana Kapshai and Rebeca Delgado's strong play but the Wildcats won each of the other two matches to earn the doubles point.
In singles play, Arizona stook matches 1-4 while the Hornets won at No. 5 and No. 6 singles.
Katharina Knoebl (7-5, 7-6) and Maria Meliuk (6-3, 6-2) each won in straight sets.
Sacramento State continues its Grand Canyon State swing on Sunday with a Big Sky Conference match at Northern Arizona.
Tennis Match Results
Sacramento State vs Arizona
Mar 03, 2012 at Tucson, Ariz.
(LaNelle Robson TC)
#29 Arizona 5, #71 Sacramento State 2
1. SMYTH, Lacey (ARIZ) def. KAPSHAI, Tatsiana (SACW) 6-4, 6-2
2. #92 MARKS, Natasha (ARIZ) def. BACA, Clarisse (SACW) 6-2, 6-1
3. LANDSMAN, Sarah (ARIZ) def. DELGADO, Rebeca (SACW) 5-7, 6-3, 11-9
4. #100 STUBBE, Kim (ARIZ) def. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SACW) 6-1, 6-4
5. KNOEBL, Katharina (SACW) def. McRANN, Susan (ARIZ) 7-5, 7-6 (9-7)
6. MELIUK, Maria (SACW) def. OLDHAM, Laura (ARIZ) 6-3, 6-2
1. KAPSHAI, Tatsiana/DELGADO, Rebeca (SACW) def. SMYTH, Lacey/MARKS, Natasha (ARIZ) 9-7
2. LANDSMAN, Sarah/JOHNSON, Hailey (ARIZ) def. BACA, Clarisse/MELIUK, Maria (SACW) 8-6
3. STUBBE, Kim/McRANN, Susan (ARIZ) def. KNOEBL, Katharina/LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SACW) 8-1
Sacramento State 7-5; National ranking #71
Arizona 8-3; National ranking #29
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,1,4,6,3,5)