Aggies Suffer First Loss Of Season Against Powerful Sacramento State Team

Feb. 14, 2004

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's tennis team opened its 2004 home season in impressive fashion as it defeated UC Davis 7-0 Saturday afternoon.

The loss is the first of the season for UC Davis against two victories while the Hornets improve to 6-3.

The Hornets jumped out early as they swept all three doubles matches to take the opening point. Margarita Karnaukhova and Marta Gronowicz defeated the Aggie duo of Ally Muller and Nancy Mok, 8-3, at the top spot while the Hornet pair of Erikson and Roslund defeated Jennifer Fong and Audrey Wingo, 8-3, at No.2

In singles action, Luna Tieu almost pulled off the upset as she captured the first set from Petra Abraham at No.6 singles, but couldn't hold on as Abraham rallied for the 0-6, 7-6 (7-3), 12-10 win. A 10-point tiebreaker was played in place of the third set.

Karnaukhova, ranked No.45 in NCAA Division I, defeated Muller 6-0, 6-0 at the No.1 position and Anna Erikson earned a 6-0, 6-1 win over Mok at No.2. At No.3, Roberta Fessenko captured a close a close first set before pulling away from Fong for the 6-4, 6-1 win. Yuka Otaka at No.4 and Wingo at No.5 both dropped straight-set contests.

"I think this match is going to be great preparation for our match with UOP on Sunday," said Aggie head coach Bill Maze. "The team gave a good effort and the players really battled, but Sacramento State is a very good team."

UC Davis faces the University of the Pacific Sunday in Stockton.

Sacramento State 7 def. UC Davis 0
February 14, 2003
at Sacramento, Calif.

No.1 Margarita Karnaukhova (Sac) def Ally Muller (UCD) 6-0, 6-0
No.2 Anna Erikson (Sac) def Nancy Mok (UCD) 6-0, 6-1
No.3 Roberta Fessenko (Sac) def Jennifer Fong (UCD) 6-4, 6-1
No.4 Marta Gronowicz (Sac) def Yuka Otaka (UCD) 6-1, 6-0
No.5 Cecilia Helland (Sac) def Audrey Wingo (UCD) 6-0, 6-3
No.6 Petra Abraham (Sac) def Luna Tieu (UCD) 0-6, 7-6 (3), (12-10)

No.1 Karnaukhova/Gronowicz (Sac) def Muller/Mok (UCD) 8-3
No.2 Erikson/Roslund (Sac) def Fong/Wingo (UCD) 8-3
No.3 Helland/Fessenko (Sac) def Lehman/Wise (UCD) 8-0