POCATELLO, Idaho - Jayden Nielsen won her fifth singles match of the year, but Sacramento State fell on the road at Idaho Sate, 6-1, in a Big Sky Conference matchup Saturday.
Nielsen, who defeated her opponent in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, leads the team with five singles victories this year, all of them coming at the No. 1 singles position. She improved to an even .500 at the No. 1 singles spot this year after snapping a two-match skid.
Nielsen also found success in doubles play, winning at No. 1 doubles alongisde her partner Megan Tagaloa, 6-4, against an Idaho State pair.
Despite two victories for Nielsen, the rest of the Hornets were unable to follow her lead as the Hornets fell 6-1 overall. Only Tsveti Yotova, who fell 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, took her opponent to a third set.
The loss dropped Sacramento State to 1-13 overall this season and 0-2 in the Big Sky Conference. The Hornets, who have just one match remaining in the season, tomorrow's contest at Weber State. That action is scheduled to commence at 11 a.m. MT/10 a.m. PT.
Tennis Match Results
Sacramento State vs Idaho State
4/24/2021 at Pocatello, Idaho
Idaho State 6, Sacramento State 1