SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A win in doubles followed by another strong showing in singles sent the Saint Mary's women's tennis team to its fourth straight win Sunday as the Gaels defeated host Sacramento State 4-1 in a non-conference match.
Playing its second match in the Central Valley in as many days, Saint Mary's (10-6) needed a bit of a comeback in doubles against the Hornets. Sacramento State won first at No. 2 but the Gaels had the answer as Jenny Jullien and Parminder Kaur picked up an 8-4 win at No. 1 to tie the score. Jade Frampton and Catherine Leduc clinched the first point of the day with a win at No. 3, beating Andie Mouzes and Deimante Bulatovaite 8-4.
Jullien extended the lead quickly with a win at No. 1 singles, beating Alina Soltanici 6-0, 6-1 to make it 2-0 Saint Mary's. The No. 8-ranked player in the country now sits at 14-1 in spring singles action.
Kaur also continued her strong run of play, winning her fourth straight decision with a 6-3, 6-1 over Mouzes at No. 6. After a win by Sacramento State at No. 2, Catherine Leduc clinched the Gaels' victory with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Bulatovaite. Saint Mary's was on the verge of closing out both unfinished matches as well, with Pawid and Frampton each up a set in their respective matches.
Next up for the Gaels is a trip to the greater Los Angeles area for two huge matches next weekend. SMC takes on Pepperdine on Saturday, then squares off with Loyola Marymount Sunday before returning to Moraga for Senior Day on April 18 against Santa Clara.