NO. 59 WOMEN'S TENNIS PASSES FIRST TEST OF SPRING SEASON WITH 4-0 TRIUMPH OVER NO. 61 COLORADO
BERKELEY, Calif. - The No. 59 ranked Sacramento State women's tennis team opened their 2010 spring campaign with a 4-0 victory over No. 61 Colorado in the first match of the 2010 ITA Kick-Off Weekend Cal regional.
With the victory, the Hornets move to 1-0 and will take on the winner of the matchup between No. 3 Cal and No. 63 Utah at 2 p.m. on Saturday, with a berth in the 2010 ITA National Team Indoor Championship on the line.
The Hornets wasted little time clinching the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead in the match. The No. 2 tandem of sophomores Tatsiana Kapshai and Maria Meliuk took out Monica Milewski and Ania Anuszkiewicz, 8-2. At the No. 1 position, senior Katrina Zheltova and sophomore Clarisse Baca disposed of Camila Belassi and Melisa Esposito, 8-3, to take home the doubles point. Sacramento State was also leading the No. 3 matchup before it was left unfinished, as freshman Gayane Sarkisian and senior Aileen Tsan were ahead 6-5 on Michala Hedelund-Jensen and Abbie Probert.
Sacramento State then swept the match by winning the first three singles matches to finish in straight sets. At the No. 5 position in the lineup, Baca defeated Hedlund-Jensen by a score of 6-3, 6-0, and Kapshai quickly followed, posting a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Belassi at No. 3 singles. No. 26 ranked Zheltova then clinched the match for the Green and Gold, defeated No. 90 ranked Milewski by a score of 6-3, 6-4.
#59 Sacramento State 4, #61 Colorado 0
Jan 29, 2010 at Berkeley, Calif. (Hellman Tennis Complex)
1. #26 ZHELTOVA, Katrina (SAC) def. #90 MILEWSKI, Monica (CU) 6-3, 6-4
2. MELIUK, Maria (SAC) vs. #64 ESPOSITO, Melisa (CU) 6-4, 2-5, unfinished
3. KAPSHAI, Tatsiana (SAC) def. BELASSI, Camila (CU) 6-4, 6-1
4. TSAN, Aileen (SAC) vs. PROBERT, Abbie (CU) 6-3, 4-0, unfinished
5. BACA, Clarisse (SAC) def. HEDLUND-JENSEN, M. (CU) 6-3, 6-0
6. SARKISIAN, Gayane (SAC) vs. ANUSZKIEWICZ, Ania (CU) 7-5, 4-0, unfinished
1. BACA, Clarisse/ZHELTOVA, Katrina (SAC) def. BELASSI, Camila/ESPOSITO, Melisa (CU) 8-3
2. KAPSHAI, Tatsiana/MELIUK, Maria (SAC) def. ANUSZKIEWICZ, Ania/MILEWSKI, Monica (CU) 8-2
3. SARKISIAN, Gayane/TSAN, Aileen (SAC) vs. HEDLUND-JENSEN, M./PROBERT, Abbie (CU) 6-5, unfinished
Colorado 0-1; National ranking #61
Sacramento State 1-0; National ranking #59
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (5,3,1)
2010 ITA Kick-Off Weekend