NO. 29 WOMEN'S TENNIS LOSES 5-2 AT UC IRVINE
Katharina Knoebl won her singles and doubles matches but the Hornets lost at UC Irvine.
IRVINE, Calif. - The No. 29 ranked Sacramento State women's tennis team dropped a non-conference dual match to UC Irvine, 5-2, on Friday afternoon at the Anteater Tennis Complex.
The Hornets drop to 6-2 (1-0 Big Sky) with the loss while UC Irvine, fresh off an upset of No. 39 ranked Boston College, improves to 6-7 (1-2 Big West).
Sacramento State took the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3, but with regular No. 1 Tatsiana Kapshai out due to injury and each of the Hornets playing up a level, the squad struggled in singles competition.
UC Irvine won five of six singles matches to earn their second consecutive win over a top-40 team and fourth straight win overall.
Katharina Knoebl earned the lone Hornet singles victory, taking out Brooke Schweyer 6-3, 6-4 at No. 5.
The Hornets are in the midst of a three-match road trip with their next dual at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Long Beach State. Sacramento State will also play at 11 a.m. on Monday at Arizona.
Sacramento State vs UC Irvine
3/11/2011 at Irvine, Calif.
(Anteater Tennis Complex)
UC Irvine 5, #29 Sacramento State 2
1. BYRON, Courtney (IRVINE) def. DELGADO, Rebeca (SAC) 6-1, 7-5
2. KWAN, Becka (IRVINE) def. MELIUK, Maria (SAC) 6-1, 6-1
3. SMITH, Kristina (IRVINE) def. BACA, Clarisse (SAC) 6-2, 6-2
4. GOETTSCHING, Fran (IRVINE) def. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) 7-5, 6-1
5. KNOEBL, Katharina (SAC) def. SCHWEYER, Brooke (IRVINE) 6-3, 6-4
6. HOLLADAY, Hannah (IRVINE) def. ZIVANOVIC, Milica (SAC) 6-1, 6-2
1. HOLLADAY, Hannah/KWAN, Becka (IRVINE) def. BACA, Clarisse/MELIUK, Maria (SAC) 9-8 (7-4)
2. DELGADO, Rebeca/LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) def. SMITH, Kristina/BYRON, Courtney (IRVINE) 9-8 (4-7)
3. KAPSHAI, Tatsiana/KNOEBL, Katharina (SAC) def. YOUNG, Hayley/YOUNG, Miranda (IRVINE) 8-4
Sacramento State 6-3; National ranking #29
UC Irvine 6-7
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,3,4,1,5,2)