Sac State women's tennis wins 12th conference title in a row

Published: Monday, Apr. 29, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6C
Last Modified: Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013 - 6:06 pm

Sacramento State's women's tennis team defeated Montana 4-1 Sunday to win the Big Sky Conference tournament at Gold River Racquet Club and earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The Hornets have won 12 consecutive conference tournaments, according to Sac State's athletics website.

Meanwhile, Sac State's men also beat Montana 4-1 to win the Big Sky tournament for the fifth year in a row.

The conference tournament title is the Hornets' 11th in 16 years.

Sierra baseball is seeded No. 2 for NorCal Regional

Sierra College (29-7) earned a No. 2 seed for this week's Northern California Regional baseball playoffs and will host a best-of-three series starting Friday in Rocklin.

Under interim coach Ryan Evangelho, Sierra is led by ace Andrew Cooper (12-1), slugging brothers Nick and Dalton Blaser, and catcher Blake Grant-Parks.

Seeded 12th, Sacramento City (18-18) opens at No. 5 Chabot (24-12) on Saturday.

– Joe Davidson

• Sutter McLoughlin, a freshman from Rio Americano High School, struck out the side in the ninth inning and set a single-season school record with his 12th save as host Sac State (26-18, 10-8 Western Athletic Conference) earned a 4-1 baseball victory over Louisiana Tech (15-30, 3-15), Sac State reported.

• UC Davis lost on another walk-off hit. No. 21 UC Irvine (28-12, 10-5 Big West Conference) beat the visiting Aggies 4-3 on a two-run double in the ninth inning, according to UCD's athletics website.

The Aggies (15-26, 3-12) have three walk-off losses in four games and four walk-off losses against top-25 teams this season.

UCD's Steven Patterson had his 10-game hitting streak snapped.


• Matt Hansen (1-over-par 73) was tied for eighth individually, and UCD was fifth after the first round of the Big West Championship at the Country Club of Soboba Springs in San Jacinto. The Aggies had a 13-over 301 team total and trailed Hawaii by nine strokes, UCD reported.

• The UCD softball team (21-24, 8-10 Big West) came up short of a series sweep, losing to visiting Cal State Fullerton 4-3. Kelly Schulze had two RBI singles against the Titans (23-27, 8-10), according to UCD.

– Bee Sports staff

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