The State Hornet

Men’s tennis team powers through Portland State 5-2

Sacramento State senior Kasparas Zemaitelis serves the ball during a doubles match against Portland State at the Sacramento State Courts on Saturday, March 31, 2018. The Hornets defeated Portland State 5-2.

Vincent Moleski

April 1, 2018

The Sacramento State men’s tennis team defeated the Portland State Vikings on Saturday to bring its Big Sky Conference record to 4-3. The Hornets (5-11, 4-3 Big Sky) first began the day by winning two out of three doubles matches to start with a 1-0 team lead at the Sacramento State Courts. Junior...

Men’s tennis team struggles under first-year head coach

Sacramento State men's tennis coach Kevin Kurtz, right, oversees sophomore Hermont Legaspi, left, as he forehands the ball back to a teammate during practice at the Sacramento State Courts on Wed., March 7, 2018.

Alex Daniels

March 12, 2018

The Sacramento State men’s tennis team hasn't gotten off to the best of starts this season under first-year head coach Kevin Kurtz. Kurtz, who began as a volunteer assistant in the spring of 2006, replaced 12-year head coach Vyacheslav “Slava” Konikov after he resigned to coach former No. 1...

Men’s tennis loses 2 out of 3 matches in Golden State Invite

Sacramento State junior Dom Miller waits for his Nevada opponent to return the ball in the Golden State Invite at UC Davis on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

Corina Gutierrez

March 11, 2018

The 2018 Golden State Invite Tournament wrapped up with the Sacramento State men’s tennis team falling against Nevada on Sunday afternoon for its second loss this weekend. The Hornets lost 5-2 against Hawaii on Friday, but won 4-2 against Saint Mary’s College on Saturday with both games being p...

Women’s tennis falls to No. 45 ranked Saint Mary’s

Sacramento State junior Sofi Wicker and freshman Shamika Dhar prepare to compete against Saint Mary's College in the No. 3 doubles match at the Sacramento State Courts. Wicker and Dhar lost the match 6-2.

Nick Minges

February 25, 2018

The Sacramento State women’s tennis team suffered its fifth loss of the year against Saint Mary’s College on Sunday afternoon by a score of 5-2. The Hornets began their match against Saint Mary’s — which is ranked No. 45 in the nation according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association — ...

Grand Canyon too much to handle for men’s tennis team

Sacramento State junior Bernardo Moraes readies himself during a doubles rally against Grand Canyon University at the Sacramento State Courts on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. The Hornets fell 6-1 to bring their overall record to 1-6 on the season.

Clarissa Pacheco

February 24, 2018

The Sacramento State men's tennis team added another loss to its record on Friday afternoon after falling to Grand Canyon University 6-1. Despite one doubles win and one singles win at the Sacramento State Courts, the Hornets (1-6) could not keep up with the power plays of Grand Canyon, which brought...

Sac State women’s tennis edged by Wolf Pack 4-3

Sacramento State sophomore Sofia Gulnova prepares to hit the ball back in her doubles match with junior Sofi Wicker against their Nevada opponents Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Sacramento State Courts.

Alex Daniels

February 3, 2018

The women’s tennis team fell to the Nevada Wolf Pack 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at the Sacramento State Courts. The Hornets (1-3, 1-0 Big Sky Conference) began the day losing their doubles matches 2-1 to the Wolf Pack. The No. 1 doubles team of senior Ana Loaiza Esquivias and redshirt sophomore Caroli...

Despite early season struggles, men’s tennis ‘hungry’ for Big Sky success

Sacramento State junior Mikus Losbergs backhands the ball during a singles match against Cal Poly Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Sacramento State Courts.

Alex Daniels

January 22, 2018

Coming off a semifinal loss to Idaho in the Big Sky Conference Tournament last year, the Sacramento State men’s tennis team is excited for the possibilities of this season with a new head coach. The Hornets are projected to finish third this season in the Big Sky, which is the same finish they...

Men’s tennis team clinches regular-season finale with 4-3 win

Sacramento State freshman Louis Chabut, left, returns the ball as sophomore Donald Hall, right, looks on during doubles play against Weber State Saturday at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club. (Photo by Sami Soto)

Sami Soto

April 16, 2017

The Sacramento State men's tennis team came from behind to defeat Weber State 4-3 in its last regular-season conference match Saturday afternoon at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club. During the semifinals of the Big Sky Tournament last season, the Weber State Wildcats defeated the Hornets 4-1. They conti...

Hornets sweep Hawaii 7-0, establish 3-match winning streak

Sacramento State sophomore Dom Miller hits the ball back to his opponent during singles play against Hawaii Wednesday at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Sami Soto

April 6, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s tennis team won its third-straight match after sweeping Hawaii 7-0 Wednesday afternoon at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club. The Hornets (10-10, 6-2 Big Sky Conference) fell to Hawaii last season 4-3, but entered today’s competition after a 6-1 win Sunday over the No. 1 ...

Sac State battles wind in 5-2 win over Dragons

Sacramento State sophomore Dom Miller, right, and freshman Hermont Legaspi, left, get ready to return the ball during doubles play against Drexel Thursday at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Sami Soto

March 31, 2017

Despite heavy winds, the Sacramento State men’s tennis team topped the Drexel Dragons 5-2 Thursday afternoon to snap the Hornets’ four-game losing streak at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club. The day began with the No. 2 doubles pairing of junior Christopher Clayton and freshman Lois Chabut against...

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