Men’s tennis drops conference match 4-3 at Idaho

Aaron Asmus

Sacramento State men’s tennis was not able to pull out the win after being down 3-1 against Big Sky Conference opponent University of Idaho and ended up losing 4-3.

Junior Niranjan Ram returned to play for the Hornets from injury as the No. 4 singles player. He was able to win his match in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. Ram had not played since Feb. 21 against University of Pacific.

Senior Roy Brandys, the No. 2 singles player, continued to build off his Big Sky Conference Player of the Week award and pulled out a win against Felipe Fonseca. He took his set to tiebreak in the third set and won 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4). Brandys is 4-2 in his last six singles matches.

Junior Sean Kolar, the No. 1 singles player for the Hornets, took his match to three sets, but was not able to pull out the win. He lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 to Odon Barta.

Senior captain Tom Miller has two consecutive wins for the first time this season. He beat Alberto Sanz in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.

Freshman Kasparas Zemaitelis, the No. 3 singles player for the Hornets, was not able to build off his singles win last week and lost in straight sets to Cristobal Ramos Salazar 6-3, 6-2.

Sophomore Ayman Abdulwahab competed in his seventh singles match of the year but was not able to come away with the win. He lost to Mark Kovacs in straight sets, 6-1, 7-5.

A strong doubles duo is developing for the Hornets between freshman Christopher Clayton and Zemaitelis. They won their second doubles set in a row and currently have three wins together on the year in five opportunities.

Sac State continues their season Saturday against another Big Sky opponent, Eastern Washington University.