Sac State women’s tennis improves to 5-0 in Big Sky play

State Hornet Staff

Sacramento State women’s tennis carried over its winning momentum into Saturday, as the team recorded a back-to-back clean sweep over Eastern Washington University and Portland State University winning 7-0 at Sacramento State.

In the double header, the Hornets improved their winning streak to 110 games against Big Sky Conference opponents and are 5-0 against conference opponents thus far.

The women dominated their first doubles match of the day against Eastern Washington, where freshman duo Deimante Bulatovaite and Alina Soltanici recorded an 8-1 win over Brittany Ellingson and Malieva Hedberg.

Bulatoivate returned to the lineup and played in singles-match position No. 5, where she overpowered the Eagles Brittany Ellingson at 6-1, 6-1.

Soltanici took over the singles position No. 1 in place of Jennifer Nguyen. The freshman dropped the only set for the Hornets on the day, but was able to defeat her competitor in both matches.

Freshman Andie Mouzes made her season debut against the Eagles at singles position No. 6 and recorded her first collegiate win over Malieva Hedberg at 6-3, 6-2.

Emily McColl made her return to the lineup against Portland State, replacing Mouzes in the singles No. 6 position. McColl also picked up her first collegiate win as she beat Ayaka Terakawa.

Olivia Boija and Sophie Lohscheidt continued their stellar performance in doubles over the Vikings and secured the final match in position No. 1 at 8-6.

Both Boija and Lohscheidt are leading the Hornets with the best individual record going 11-1 and 9-3, respectively.

Sac State (7-8) will be on the road in its next four matchup starting with non conference foe UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday.