WOMENâ€™S TENNIS WINS 35TH IN A ROW OVER BIG SKY COMPETITION WITH VICTORY OVER MSU
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State won all three doubles matches, and was victorious in straight sets in all six singles matches on the way to a 7-0 victory over Montana State in a Big Sky Conference women’s tennis match Saturday morning at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club.
The victory gave the Hornets their 35th consecutive win over a Big Sky opponent, a streak which dates back to 2002. Winners of each of the last five Big Sky championships, Sacramento State improved to 4-2 overall and 2-0 against the Big Sky this season.
This morning’s match was the first of two for Sacramento State, as the team travels to UC Davis for a contest at 2 p.m.
After easily winning all three doubles matches, Sacramento State’s Katrina Zheltova (No. 1; 6-0, 6-0), Aileen Tsan (No. 2; 6-2, 6-3), Luba Schifris (No. 3; 6-0, 6-2), Joyce Martinez Gutierrez (No. 4; 6-2, 6-4), Cecilia Helland (No. 5; 6-3, 6-1) and Karina Jarlkaganova (No. 6; 6-2, 6-0) each won in straight sets in singles competition.
Already a two-time Big Sky Player of the Week, Zheltova has now won five straight singles matches at No. 1 (all in straight sets), after a narrow, season-opening defeat to the defending singles national champion (Cal’s Susie Babos).
Sacramento State 7, Montana State 0
1. Katrina Zheltova (SAC) def. Nuria Hernandez (MSU), 6-0, 6-0
2. Aileen Tsan (SAC) def. Nicole Luetolf (MSU), 6-2, 6-3
3. Luba Schifris (SAC) def. Katy Proietti (MSU), 6-0, 6-2
4. Joyce Martinez Gutierrez (SAC) def. Laura Villegas (MSU), 6-2, 6-4
5. Cecilia Helland (SAC) def. Allison Fey (MSU), 6-3, 6-1
6. Karina Jarlkaganova (SAC) def. McKenzie Hilmer (MSU), 6-2, 6-0
1. Schifris/Gutierrez (SAC) def. Fey/Proietti (MSU), 8-3
2. Zheltova/Helland (SAC) def. Luetolf/Villegas (MSU), 8-2
3. Tsan/Lyssenko (SAC) def. Hernandez/Hilmer (MSU), 8-2