Men’s tennis ends 6-game skid

State Hornet Staff

The Sacramento State men’s tennis team snapped out of a six-game losing skid as they took down two conference opponents, Sunday at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club.

The Hornets faced Portland State and Southern Utah, two teams that the team handled easily winning 7-0 in each match. With the two victories, the Hornets move to 4-9 on the season, and are now 2-2 in conference matches.

The Hornets, who have been unhealthy and banged up all season, appear to be getting some momentum at the start of their nine game homestand. Sac State is still without juniors Sean Kolar and Marek Marksoo.

In both contests, all six Hornets players won their singles matches. Against Portland State, junior Roy Brandys won at No.1 and was taken to three sets where Brandys won 15-13 to win the set and the match.

In addition to being dominant in singles action, the Hornets also handled their opponents in doubles. Junior Oliver Andersen and Sophomore Niranjan Ram won at No. 1, freshman Ayman Abdulwahab and Brandys won at No. 2, and sophomore Joaquin Marquez and junior Tom Miller won at No. 3.

Just one day ago, panic was surfacing for the Hornets who had yet to win a conference match, and had lost six in a row.

The Hornets will look to get back to full health, with New Mexico State and Idaho State coming in town on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club.