NO. 39 RANKED WOMEN'S TENNIS DEFEATS WASHINGTON STATE IN THRILLER
Sophie Lohscheidt won at both No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles as the Hornets beat WSU.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The No. 39 ranked Sacramento State women's tennis team, playing without No. 1 starter Tatsiana Kapshai, defeated Washington State, 4-3, in a thriller at Spare Time Indoor Tennis Club.
The match started with singles play rather than doubles, with the teams playing to a 3-3 draw in six singles matches.
Maria Meliuk and Clarisse Baca fell at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, but Rebeca Delgado earned a win for the Hornets in the top half after a 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 victory at No. 3.
Sophie Lohscheidt won at No. 3 singles over Andjela Kankaras, 7-6, 6-4, but Katharina Knoebl fell at No. 5.
But the match came down to No. 6 singles, the last match to finish. After Washington State's Jessica Gomez rallied to win the second set, Milica Zivanovic came through with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 winner to force doubles play.
The Hornets dominated the doubles portion, winning all three matches to put away the dual by a 4-3 score.
Sacramento State will battle Big Sky Conference foe Montana State and San Francisco on Saturday in a doubleheader.
Washington State vs Sacramento State
2/24/2011 at Sacramento, Calif.
(Spare Time Indoor TC)
#39 Sacramento State 4, Washington State 3
1. #125 FOURNIER, Elisabeth (WAZZU) def. MELIUK, Maria (SAC) 6-1, 6-3
2. VASILIEVA, Liudmila (WAZZU) def. BACA, Clarisse (SAC) 6-1, 6-3
3. DELGADO, Rebeca (SAC) def. GOOGE, Ksenia (WAZZU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
4. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) def. KANKARAS, Andjela (WAZZU) 7-6, 6-4
5. MUSILOVICH, Olga (WAZZU) def. KNOEBL, Katharina (SAC) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
6. ZIVANOVIC, Milica (SAC) def. GOMEZ, Jessica (WAZZU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
1. BACA, Clarisse/MELIUK, Maria (SAC) def. VASILIEVA, Liudmila/MUSILOVICH, Olga (WAZZU) 8-1
2. DELGADO, Rebeca/LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) def. GOOGE, Ksenia/KANKARAS, Andjela (WAZZU) 8-5
3. KNOEBL, Katharina/ZIVANOVIC, Milica (SAC) def. JANSEN, Lea/FOURNIER, Elisabeth (WAZZU) 9-8 (7-5)
Washington State 8-3
Sacramento State 5-1; National ranking #39
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,1,4,5,3,6)