Women's Tennis Routed by No. 52 Sacramento State, 7-0

Go Gophers!
Go Gophers!

Go Gophers!
dualThe University of Minnesota women's tennis team failed to put up much of a fight today, losing 7-0 at No. 52 Sacramento State. The 72nd-ranked Golden Gophers' won only one set in the team's first dual match in its spring break trip in California. Minnesota (2-8, 0-1 Big Ten) heads to Fresno State on Thursday, March 18.

The Hornets opened the dual with a 3-0 doubles showing with Margarita Karnaukhova and Marta Gronowicz setting the tone for the day with an 8-2 win over Minnesota's top duo of A ngela Buergis and Ni schela Reddy (MN), 8-2.

In singles play, Id a Malmberg was the lone Golden Gopher to win a set, taking the opening set in a 6-7, 1-6, (10-4) loss to Roberta Fessenko. Minnesota failed to win more than one game in all of the remaining matches.

The Maroon and Gold faces Fresno State on Thursday and Missouri on Saturday.

#52 Sacramento State 7, #72 Minnesota 0
March 15, 2004
Sacramento, Calif.

Singles
No. 1 - Margarita Karnaukhova (CSUS) def/ A ngela Buergis (MN), 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 - Anna Erikson (CSUS) def. Ni schela Reddy (MN), 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 - Roberta Fessenko (CSUS) def. Id a Malmberg (MN), 6-7, 6-1, (10-4)
No. 4 - Marta Gronowicz (CSUS) def. M egan Steiger (MN), 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 - Ann Roslund (CSUS) def. Je nna Tellefsen (MN), 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 - Cecilia Helland (CSUS) def. E mily Bezek (MN), 6-0, 6-0

Doubles
No. 1 - Karnaukhova/ Gronowicz (CSUS) def. Buergis/Reddy (MN), 8-2
No. 2 - Erikson/ Roslund (CSUS) def. Malmberg/Risebrough (MN), 8-2
No. 3 - Helland/Fessenko (CSUS) def. S helby Rohrer/Bezek (MN), 8-0