WOMEN'S TENNIS BREEZES THROUGH MONTANA STATE IN BIG SKY TOURNAMENT SEMIS
BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Sacramento State women's tennis team, the 10-time defending Big Sky Conference regular season champions - cruised past Montana State with a 4-0 win over the Bobcats on Friday night in the semifinals of the conference tournament at the Bobcat-Anderson Tennis Center.
No. 48 ranked Sacramento State improved to 18-8 on the season and has now won an amazing 81 straight Big Sky dual matches, including both regular and postseason. The Hornets will play the winner of the Northern Arizona/Montana match tomorrow in the conference tournament championship.
The Hornets captured victories at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles to earn the first point of the match. Sacramento State then cruised to straight set wins at Nos. 2, 3 and 4 singles to move onto Sunday's championship match.
Clarisse Baca's straight-sets win at No. 4 is her 11th consecutive dual match singles win.
Montana State vs Sacramento State
4/23/2011 at Bozeman, Mont.
(Bobcat-Anderson Tennis Center)
#48 Sacramento State 4, Montana State 0
1. #103 KAPSHAI, Tatsiana (SAC) vs. HJALMARSSON, Char (MSU) 6-3, 2-3, unfinished
2. DELGADO, Rebeca (SAC) def. TSAN, Wena (MSU) 6-0, 6-1
3. MELIUK, Maria (SAC) def. LOPEZ, Paulina (MSU) 6-0, 6-0
4. BACA, Clarisse (SAC) def. CRUM, Ellie (MSU) 6-2, 6-2
5. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) vs. DE LA TORRE, Andrea (MSU) 0-2, unfinished
6. ZIVANOVIC, Milica (SAC) vs. FAIRBOTHAM, Lucy (MSU) 0-0, unfinished
1. KAPSHAI, Tatsiana/DELGADO, Rebeca (SAC) vs. HJALMARSSON, Char/LOPEZ, Paulina (MSU) 7-4, unfinished
2. MELIUK, Maria/BACA, Clarisse (SAC) def. DE LA TORRE, Andrea/CRUM, Ellie (MSU) 8-0
3. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie/ZIVANOVIC, Milica (SAC) def. TSAN, Wena/VILLEGAS, Gabi (MSU) 8-2
Montana State 8-11
Sacramento State 18-8; National ranking #48
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,2,4)
Women's Semifinal #1 - Big Sky Conference Championship Tournament
Order of finish: Doubles 2-1, Singles