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
Merzbacher Gets 400th Career Victory
The Courtside Classic comes to a close with the Gophers winning the consolation match over New Mexico 5-2 earning Coach Chuck Merzbacher his 400th career victory.
Gophers Battle at Courtside Classic
Courtside Classic day one is in the books with the Gophers falling 4-3 to DePaul. All three Gophers seniors pulled out singles wins on the day.
Gophers Bring Back Courtside Classic
The re-established Courtside Classic is set for this weekend as the Gophers host DePaul, Mississippi State and New Mexico.