Men’s tennis drops match 5-0 to Southern Methodist University

Aaron Asmus

Sacramento State men’s tennis was not able to win a single set Friday vs. Southern Methodist University and lost the overall match 5-0.

SMU is 12-2 on the season thus far and has won eight of its last nine season matches.

Senior Roy Brandys was the closest to taking a set as the No. 2 singles player for the Hornets in his singles match when he lost the first set 7-5. His match went unfinished as he lost his first set and was down 3-2 in the second.

No. 1 singles player Sean Kolar was matched with SMU’s Markus Kerner. Kolar lost his match 6-3, 6-1 in straight sets.

Freshman Kasparas Zemaitelis was in the No. 3 singles spot due to injuries to Niranjan Ram and Marek Marksoo and competed against Nate Lammons. Zemaitelis lost his match 6-1, 6-3 in straight sets.

Sophomore Ayman Abdulwahab’s match was the other singles match that went unfinished on the day. He lost his first set 6-1 and was down 4-3 before the match was called.

Senior captain Tom Miller was in the No. 5 spot today and matched with Arkadijs Slobodkins. Miller fell in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.

Freshman Christopher Clayton rounded out the Hornets’ singles lineup and faced Charles Nettlefold, losing his match 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles did not fair any better as the Hornets struggled to take games against the Mustangs.

Kolar and Brandys, the No. 1 doubles pairing for the Hornets, lost their match 6-2 to Arturs Kazijevs and Kerner. Miller and Abdulwahab also dropped their match 6-1 as the No. 2 doubles pairing for Sac State.

Clayton and Zemaitelis competed as the No. 3 doubles pairing and lost their set 6-2.

Sac State will look to bounce back at 9 a.m. March 7 against University of Texas at Arlington.