Men’s tennis loses another player to injury, falls to Fresno State

State Hornet Staff

The already banged up roster for the Sacramento State men’s tennis team lost another player in Sunday’s 5-0 loss against Fresno State.

Junior Oliver Andersen rolled his ankle in the third set of his match, forfeiting the singles point. The Hornets now have more injured players on the roster than healthy ones.

Juniors Tom Miller and Marek Marksoo are still injured, as is freshman Ayman Abdulwahab. Those combined with junior Sean Kolar, who after missing the start of the season, decided to make this his redshirt year.

This was the third straight match where the Hornets were unable to field six healthy players. With just one match remaining, a non-conference match against the University of Nevada, Reno on Wednesday, Sac State will look to rest and recover for the Big Sky Tournament on April 25-27 at Gold River Racquet Club.

Junior Roy Brandys five game win streak was snapped in his match at No.1. Juniors Oliver Andersen Alejandro Villarreal lost at No.4 and No. 5, respectively. Sophomores Niranjan Ram and Joaquin Marquez’s matches were both stopped due to the Bulldogs having enough points to secure the win.

After the Hornets play Nevada on Wednesday, the team will have nine days to prepare for the Big Sky Championship. Injuries have been the biggest story for the team, and with the injury to Andersen it doesn’t appear to be getting any easier. Sac State will need a healthy roster if iit wants to win its sixth-straight conference title.