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
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
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
Ryba Named to All-Big Ten Team
Caroline Ryba has been named to the All-Big Ten Team for her excellence this season, the conference announced Thursday.
Gophers Fall in B1G Tournament
Minnesota battled down to the wire but fell 4-1 to Wisconsin in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament this afternoon.
Gophers Ready for Border Battle Rematch
Minnesota made the Big Ten Tournament and will be the first match taking on Wisconsin Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Michigan State Tennis Facilities.