Women’s tennis improves to 7-0 in Big Sky Conference play

State Hornet Staff

The Hornets continued their Big Sky Conference dominance this weekend as they completed a clean sweep of University of Northern Colorado and the University of North Dakota at 7-0 on the road in Greeley, Colo. and Grand Forks, N.D., respectively.

Sacramento State women’s tennis improved its conference record to 7-0 and extended the program’s streak to 112 consecutive wins.

The women dropped one doubles match against Northern Colorado on Saturday. Senior Sophie Lohscheidt and sophomore Olivia Boija were overpowered by the Bears Stephanie Catlin and Beth Coton at 8-4.

This was the first doubles loss in conference for the Hornets this season.

Daria Savchenko moved into the No. 1 singles position in both matches, where the sophomore easily cruised by the Bears Adriana Nieto at 6-2, 6-1 and UND’s Thalia Petsis at 6-2, 6-3.

Boija was forced to a tiebreaker in the first set in singles match No. 4 against the Bears Hilary Walters-West, but she pulled out the point and won 7-6, 6-3.

On Sunday, senior Katharina Knoebl had the best performance in singles play, where the captain defeated UND’s Stephanie Biehn 6-1, 6-0 in position No. 5. Deimante Bulatovaite clinched the Hornets win in singles No. 6, where the freshman took a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Mikaela Bennett.

The Hornets completed a clean sweep in doubles over North Dakota.

The Hornets will return to Sac State’s campus for their next two matches, where they will face UC Irvine on Saturday and No. 41 Saint Mary’s on Sunday.