WOMENâ€™S TENNIS SPLITS PAIR OF MATCHES ON SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ROAD TRIP
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State women’s tennis team defeated San Diego on Saturday before falling at UC Irvine on Sunday. The Hornets, who are ranked 56th in the nation, are now 6-3 overall.
On Saturday, Sacramento State dominated play against San Diego. The Hornets began by taking two of the three doubles matches and then won five of six singles matches for the 6-1 victory. Freshman Katrina Zheltova continued to crush the opposition with a 6-1, 6-0, win over Helen Lindstrand to extend her winning streak to seven straight matches. Zheltova also teamed with Luba Schifris for an 8-4 win over Sophia Vogt and Zoe Taylor in the No. 1 doubles match.
In singles play, the Hornets also received win from Schifris at No. 3, Aileen Tsan at No. 4, Joyce Martinez Gutierrez at No. 5 and Cecilia Helland at No. 6. Each of Sacramento State’s victories came in straight sets against the Toreros.
On Sunday, 43rd-ranked UC Irvine (10-2) snapped Sacramento State’s winning streak at three straight matches with a 5-2 win. After dropping the doubles point, the Anteaters won five of six singles matches, including a pair of three-set victories, to secure the win.
The Hornets took the early lead by winning two of the three doubles matches. Zheltova and Schifris defeated Becky Bernhard and Clare Fermin, 8-6, at No. 1 and Tsan and Anastassia Lyssenko beat Ali Borowicz and Jayme Hu, 8-4, at No. 3.
Bernhard and Fermin, however, got revenge in the singles matches as both rallied for victories. Bernhard defeated Zheltova, 7-5, 6-7, 6-2, to hand the freshman her first loss since the season opener against Cal. Fermin downed Tsan, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, for a win at No. 3.
Sacramento State’s lone singles victory was by Cecilia Helland at No. 5. Helland defeated Jessica Boradfoot, 7-6, 6-0.
The Hornets will next be in action on March 3 against Northern Arizona at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club.
Sacramento State 6, San Diego 1
1. Katrina Zheltova (SAC) def. Helen Lindstrand, 6-1, 6-0
2. Samantha Mouly (USD) def. Anastassia Lyssenko, 6-4, 6-0
3. Luba Schifris (SAC) def. Zoe Taylor, 6-3, 7-5
4. Aileen Tsan (SAC) def. Alexandra Demidova, 6-2, 6-2
5. Joyce Martinez Gutierrez (SAC) def. Sophia Vogt, 6-3, ret.
6. Cecilia Helland (SAC) def. Justine Perl, 6-2, 6-0
1. Zheltova/Schifris (SAC) def. Vogt/Taylor, 8-4
2. Lindstrand/Mouly (USD) def. Martinez Gutierrez/Helland, 8-4
3. Tsan/Lyssenko def. Perl/Demidova, 8-6
UC Irvine 5, Sacramento State 2
1. Becky Bernhard (UCI) def. Katrina Zheltova, 7-5, 6-7, 6-2
2. Inna Agababian (UCI) def. Luba Schifris, 6-3, 6-2
3. Clare Fermin (UCI) def. Aileen Tsan, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6
4. Heidi Kaloi (UCI) def. Joyce Martinez Gutierrez, 7-5, 6-3
5. Cecilia Helland (SAC) def. Jessica Broadfoot, 7-6, 6-0
6. Ali Borowicz (UCI) def. Karina Jarlkaganova, 6-4, 6-1
1. Zheltova/Schifris (SAC) def. Bernhard/Fermin, 8-6
2. Broadfoot/Kaloi (UCI) def. Martinez/Gutierrez/Helland, 8-1
3. Tsan/Anastassia Lyssenko (SAC) def. Borowicz/Jayme Hu, 8-4