OGDEN, Utah -- The Wildcat men's tennis team finished off the its own Weber State Fall Invitational on Saturday, placing six in the top three across the four brackets.
"I thought this was a fantastic tournament for us," said WSU head coach Brad Ferreira. "We were very competetive across all four draws, and we saw some great play out of a couple of freshmen. I'm very pleased with the effort of all of our guys, and this is a great way to open up the fall season."
The Wildcats' freshman duo of Todd Fought and Sanjay Goswani kicked off the day with a 9-7 win over Idaho State's team of Charles Norman and Nate Gross in the championship match of the "A" Doubles bracket.
Ryan Garner then earned the second of two Wildcat championships as he won twice on the day to close out the "B" Singles bracket. The senior from Kaysville, Utah defeated Idaho State's Andres Coello in a three set semifinal 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, and then wrapped up the title with a 7-5, 6-1 win over ISU's Austin Miller.
Fought advanced to the "A" Singles title match by defeating Norman of ISU 6-4, 6-2, but he eventually fell after battling Utah State's Sven Poslusny, finishing as runner-up after a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 three set loss.
Oliver Good was upended in the semis by Poslusny, but came back to capture third place in the bracket by defeating Norman in an 8-3 pro-set match.
Ben Rode, who fell to ISU's Miller in the "B" semis, also came back to claim third place. He defeated Coello in a three-set match, rallying from a 6-0 first set loss to win the final two sets 6-3 and 10-4.
Rode and Garner also combined for a second place finish in the "B" doubles draw after dropping a tight 9-7 decision to Miller and Jamey Swiggert of Idaho State.