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The flame burns bright for Loaiza

Angel Guerrero

May 8, 2016

At only 15 years old, Ana Loaiza Esquivias represented her hometown of Mazatlan, Mexico by running with the 2011 Pan American Games Olympic torch in her hand. The Olympic Games and flames of that time are over, but for sophomore Loaiza, the passion for tennis is still burning strong at Sacramento...

Women’s tennis fails to reach Big Sky finals

Angel Guerrero

May 2, 2016

Sacramento State’s postseason has been ended by the Idaho Vandals for the second straight year following a 4-2 loss in the Big Sky Conference women’s tennis semifinals on April 30 in Gold River, California. Saturday’s loss to the defending Big Sky tournament champions, Idaho, will mark the first time si...

Men’s tennis is rested and ready to go for Big Sky tournament

Kasparas Zemaitelis strikes the ball against Wacil Bendjelti of Eastern Washington at Rio Del Oro Racquet Club, Wednesday, March 23. Sacramento State defeated Eastern Washington, 7-0.

Spencer Thompson

April 27, 2016

The Sacramento State men’s tennis team (10-14, 8-3 in the Big Sky Conference) was pushed down into the fifth seed of the Big Sky Tournament as both Idaho and Northern Arizona finished their regular season with wins. The Hornets, who were hoping for a third or fourth seed in the league tournam...

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Spencer Thompson

April 6, 2016

Freshman Dom Miller earned the only win for the Sacramento State men's tennis team, as the Hornets lost 6-1 to Montana at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club on Monday. The Hornets, who had been strong in conference all season long, have now lost two conference matches in a row. The loss to Montana, (...

Men’s tennis has a youthful soul

Freshman Mikus Losbergs hits a forehand to a Montana State player. The Hornets won 6-1 on Feb. 27 at the Sacramento State Tennis Courts.

Angel Guerrero

April 5, 2016

The youth movement at Sacramento State has been one of highs and lows for the men’s tennis program. Sac State’s (9-13, 7-2 Big Sky Conference) lineup consists of two seniors, two sophomores and seven freshmen – one of whom, Mikus Losbergs, is a No. 1 singles and doubles player. “We go ou...

Women’s tennis using diversity as training tool for life lessons

Angel Guerrero

March 22, 2016

Diversity at Sacramento State is greater than ever, and the women’s tennis program is one of the numerous teams on campus that reflect this reality; using their diverse backgrounds to enhance their educational experience. According to a fall 2015 campus study on enrollment by ethnicity and ge...

Women’s tennis battles flu, drops match to Fresno State

Senior Jennifer Ong backhands a ball against Portland State at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club Saturday, Jan. 30, 2015. The Hornets went on to defeat the Vikings 6-1.

Angel Guerrero

March 16, 2016

The Sacramento State women’s tennis team was defeated 6-1 against the No. 20 ranked Fresno State Bulldogs at the Spare Time Indoor Tennis Center on March 12. The Hornets not only competed against one of the best teams in the nation but they also did battle against the fierce opponent known as...

Men’s tennis remains undefeated in conference

Spencer Thompson

February 28, 2016

The Sacramento State men’s tennis team (3-7, 3-0 in the Big Sky Conference) earned its first home win of the season Saturday as they defeated Montana State (1-7, 1-2 in Big Sky) 6-1. Sac State jumped ahead early by winning the doubles point. Freshmen Dom Miller and Donald Hall led this effor...

Hornets, Aggies prep for Sunday battle

Senior Jennifer Ong backhands a ball against Portland State at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club Saturday, Jan. 30, 2015. The Hornets went on to defeat the Vikings 6-1.

Angel Guerrero

February 20, 2016

The Sacramento State women’s tennis team will look to end their two-game losing streak as the Hornets travel to UC Davis to play against the Aggies on Sunday, Feb. 21. This 11 a.m. matchup at the Marya Welch Tennis Center is all the more important because both rivals will be competing for the ...

Men’s tennis drops its third consecutive match in 6-1 loss to UOP

Sac State senior Tom Miller sprints towards the left corner of the court to backhand a ball during his singles match against Pacific on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Miller lost his match against Pacific freshman Bernardo Oliveira.

State Hornet Staff

February 21, 2015

Sacramento State men's tennis was unable to come out ahead in a highly contested battle against the University of Pacific, losing 6-1.Despite Pacific’s 1-8 record heading into the match, the Hornets didn't take their opponents lightly having had close matches over the past few seasons with them.“It ...

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