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
Gophers Bested by Missouri
The Gophers drop their first match of the weekend to the Missouri Tigers, 4-1
Gophers Look to Three Match Weekend
Gophers begin a busy weekend on Friday afternoon against the Missouri Tigers
First Serve With Caroline Ryba
After defeating back to back ranked opponents in singles matches and the Gophers placing third, University of Minnesota junior Caroline Ryba was named MVP of the Courtside Classic.