WOMEN'S TENNIS WINS SIXTH STRAIGHT, DEFEATS NO. 38 GEORGIA STATE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The No. 43 ranked Sacramento State women's tennis team knocked off its first nationally ranked foe en route to their sixth straight victory with a 5-2 win against No. 38 rated Georgia State at the Rio Del Oro RC.
Maria Meliuk won both her singles and doubles match against Georgia State.
The Hornets (7-3) were winless in their previous three matches against ranked opponents (No. 16 USC, No. 28 Washington and No. 45 Texas Tech) but got off the schneid versus the Panthers (4-3).
Tatsiana Kapshai and Rebeca Delgado won at No. 1 doubles while Maria Meliuk and Clarisse Baca were also victorious to give the Hornets with doubles point.
Kapshai lost a tough match at No. 1 singles against No. 58 ranked Abigail Tere-Apisah but Baca and Delgado won in straight sets. The match was decided at the end of the singles line-up, where Katharina Knoebl and Meliuk won their matches in three-set battles to claim victory.
Up next for the Hornets is a road trip to the Grand Canyon State. Sacramento State will play at No. 33 Arizona, No. 21 Arizona State and Big Sky Conference foe Northern Arizona this weekend.
Tennis Match Results
Georgia State vs Sacramento State
Feb 27, 2012 at Sacramento, Calif.
(Rio Del Oro RC)
#43 Sacramento State 5, #38 Georgia State 2
1. #58 Abigail Tere-Apisah (GSU) def. KAPSHAI, Tatsiana (SACW) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
2. BACA, Clarisse (SACW) def. Tereza Lerova (GSU) 6-2, 6-3
3. DELGADO, Rebeca (SACW) def. Whitney Byrd (GSU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Maryna Kozachenko (GSU) def. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SACW) 7-5, 6-0
5. KNOEBL, Katharina (SACW) def. Masa Grgan (GSU) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-2
6. MELIUK, Maria (SACW) def. Chaimaa Roudami (GSU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
1. KAPSHAI, Tatsiana/DELGADO, Rebeca (SACW) def. Tereza Lerova/Whitney Byrd (GSU) 8-4
2. MELIUK, Maria/BACA, Clarisse (SACW) def. Abigail Tere-Apisah/Chaimaa Roudami (GSU) 8-1
3. Masa Grgan/Martina Ondrackova (GSU) def. KNOEBL, Katharina/LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SACW) 8-4
Georgia State 4-3; National ranking #38
Sacramento State 7-3; National ranking #43
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,2,4,1,6,5)