WOMEN'S TENNIS LOSES NAIL-BITER AT LONG BEACH STATE
LONG BEACH, Calif. - The No. 55 ranked Sacramento State women's tennis team dropped a 4-3 thriller to No. 47 ranked Long Beach State on Thursday afternoon at the Rhodes Tennis Center.
Maria Meliuk was nearly perfect in a win at No. 6 singles, but the Hornets lost at LBSU.
The Hornets (8-6) lost the doubles point but won the at No. 6 and No. 4 singles to make the match interesting.
Long Beach State led 3-2 as Katharina Knoebl pushed her No. 5 singles match to a third set. However, the 49ers' Sarah Cantlay won the third set to give LBSU a 4-3 win. After the match was secure, LBSU's Laura Bernard retired at No. 3 singles.
Meliuk won in dominating fashion at No. 6 singles, 6-0, 6-1 while Sophie Lohscheidt won a grinder, 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-0 at No. 4 singles. Rebeca Delgado and Tatsiana Kapshai won at No. 1 doubles, 8-4.
Up next for the Hornets is a match against Nevada at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in San Diego, Calif. Sacramento State stays in SoCal to play USD at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Tennis Match Results
Sacramento State vs Long Beach State
Mar 08, 2012 at Long Beach, Calif.
(Rhodes Tennis Center)
#47 Long Beach State 4, #55 Sacramento State 3
1. Anais Dallara (LBSU) def. KAPSHAI, Tatsiana (SACW) 6-2, 6-3
2. Rachel Manasse (LBSU) def. BACA, Clarisse (SACW) 6-2, 6-2
3. DELGADO, Rebeca (SACW) def. Laura Bernard (LBSU) 4-6, 7-6(7-3), 5-2 (ret.)
4. LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SACW) def. Klaudia Malenovska (LBSU) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
5. Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) def. KNOEBL, Katharina (SACW) 6-2, 6-7(7-5), 6-0
6. MELIUK, Maria (SACW) def. Anna Jeczmionka (LBSU) 6-0, 6-1
1. DELGADO, Rebeca/KAPSHAI, Tatsiana (SACW) def. Rachel Manasse/Laura Bernard (LBSU) 8-4
2. Anais Dallara/Klaudia Malenovska (LBSU) def. BACA, Clarisse/MELIUK, Maria (SACW) 8-6
3. Sarah Cantlay/Julie Luzar (LBSU) def. KNOEBL, Katharina/LOHSCHEIDT, Sophie (SACW) 8-1
Sacramento State 8-6; National ranking #55
Long Beach State 9-3; National ranking #47
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,2,1,4,5,3)