WOMEN'S TENNIS KNOCKS OFF NEVADA
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The No. 49 ranked Sacramento State women's tennis team was victorious in its first home dual of the season, defeating Nevada, 5-2, on Friday afternoon at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club.
Tatsiana Kapshai, ranked No. 77 in the nation, won at both No. 1 singles and doubles vs. Nevada.
The Hornets improved to 2-1 on the season while Nevada fell to 1-2.
The Hornets quickly siezed the doubles point with dominating performances by Rebeca Delgado and Tatsiana Kapshai at No. 1 plus Maria Meliuk and Clarisse Baca at No. 2. Meliuk and Baca blanked Gabriela Eufrasio and Aodhnait Lombard, 8-0.
In singles play, No. 77 ranked Kapshai, Baca, Sophie Lohscheidt and Katharina Knoebl were all victorious. Lohscheidt, a freshman, earned her first collegiate win while Baca improved to 2-0 on the young season.
Sacramento State will battle No. 40 ranked Saint Mary's at 1 p.m. on Sunday, also at Rio Del Oro R.C.
Nevada vs Sacramento State
2/4/2011 at Sacramento, Calif.
(Rio Del Oro RC)
#49 Sacramento State 5, Nevada 2
1. #77 KAPSHAI, Tatsiana (SAC) def. VERBERNE, Emma (NEVADA) 6-3, 6-1
2. OKHREMCHUK, Michelle (NEVADA) def. DELGADO, Rebeca (SAC) 6-3, 6-4
3. LOMBARD, Aodhnait (NEVADA) def. MELIUK, Maria (SAC) 6-3, 4-6, 10-5
4. BACA, Clarisse (SAC) def. OGATA, Lais (NEVADA) 6-0, 6-2
5. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) def. EUFRASIO, Gabriela (NEVADA) 6-1, 6-2
6. KNOEBL, Katharina (SAC) def. STEVENS, Sophie (NEVADA) 6-4, 6-2
1. DELGADO, Rebeca/KAPSHAI, Tatsiana (SAC) def. VERBERNE, Emma/OGATA, Lais (NEVADA) 8-3
2. MELIUK, Maria/BACA, Clarisse (SAC) def. EUFRASIO, Gabriela/LOMBARD, Aodhnait (NEVADA) 8-0
3. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie/KNOEBL, Katharina (SAC) def. OKHREMCHUK, Michelle/STEVENS, Sophie (NEVADA) 6-3, retired
Sacramento State 2-1; National ranking #49
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,4,6,1,2,3)