SMC improves to 2-6 on the season, while Sacramento State falls to 1-4 with the loss.
The Gaels opened up the match by dominating doubles play. Saint Mary's earned a quick 8-1 win on court two by Saad Benkirane and Maxime Olivan. Seif El Sherbini and Sherif Hamdy teamed up on court three to claim the doubles point for the Gaels with an 8-3 win over Roy Brandys and Blake Emery.
The Hornets stormed back in singles play to win the first point on court five, but the Gaels dominated the remaining matches to earn the 6-1 win. Sherif Hamdy and Saad Benkirane won quick matches on courts two and three, before Joakim Norstrom claimed the match for Saint Mary's on court four.
Saint Mary's will return to the courts on Wednesday, February 22 when they host Bay Area WCC rival San Francisco. The match between the Gaels and the Dons will begin at 3 p.m. from the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex.