WOMEN'S TENNIS SLIPS UP AT LONG BEACH STATE
Clarisse Baca won both her singles and doubles matches but the Hornets lost at LBSU.
LONG BEACH, Calif. - The No. 29 ranked Sacramento State women's tennis team lost a non-conference dual match with No. 61 ranked Long Beach State, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at the Rhodes Tennis Center.
The Hornets slide to 6-4 (1-0 Big Sky Conference) while LBSU improves to 9-3.
Sacramento State started strong, taking a pair of doubles matches. The No. 45 ranked tandem of Tatsiana Kapshai and Rebeca Delgado won 8-2 at No. 1 while Clarisse Baca and Maria Meliuk won at No. 2.
But the 49ers rebounded in singles action, taking five of the six matches. Baca won at No. 4 singles, 6-4, 6-4, versus LBSU's Jaklin Alawi for the Hornets' lone singles win.
Sacramento State will stay on the road for a Monday afternoon match with No. 28 ranked Arizona.
Tennis Match Results
Sacramento State vs Long Beach State
3/12/2011 at Long Beach, Calif.
(Rhodes Tennis Center)
#61 Long Beach State 5, #29 Sacramento State 2
1. DALLARA, Anais (LBSU) def. #89 KAPSHAI, Tatsiana (SAC) 6-3, 6-3
2. MALENOVSKA, Klaudia (LBSU) def. DELGADO, Rebeca (SAC) 4-6, 7-6, 7-6
3. ARMSTRONG, Deb (LBSU) def. MELIUK, Maria (SAC) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
4. BACA, Clarisse (SAC) def. ALAWI, Jaklin (LBSU) 6-4, 6-4
5. MANASSE, Rachel (LBSU) def. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SAC) 6-1, 6-3
6. CANTLAY, Sarah (LBSU) def. KNOEBL, Katharina (SAC) 6-3, 6-2
1. #45 KAPSHAI, Tatsiana/DELGADO, Rebeca (SAC) def. DALLARA, Anais/MALENOVSKA, Klaudia (LBSU) 8-2
2. BACA, Clarisse/MELIUK, Maria (SAC) def. ALAWI, Jaklin/MANASSE, Rachel (LBSU) 9-8 (7-3)
3. CANTLAY, Sarah/LUZAR, Julie (LBSU) def. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie/KNOEBL, Katharina (SAC) 8-5
Sacramento State 6-4; National ranking #29
Long Beach State 9-3; National ranking #61
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,5,1,4,3,2)