OGDEN, Utah -- The Weber State men's tennis team ran into a buzzsaw on Saturday in a match against the University of Idaho, with the Vandals sweeping the Wildcats 7-0 at the Ogden Athletic Club.
"This team is extremely good," said WSU head coach Brad Ferreira of the Vandals. "I'm not sure how they are not nationally ranked. The boys played hard and played well, but we were outgunned at every position. Hats off tonight to a very strong team."
The Wildcats did put up a fight in doubles. Sanjay Goswami and Todd Fought grabbed a tough 8-6 win over Dmitri Perevoshchikov and Jose Bendeck in the No. 2 match, but Anthony Trabert and Ryan Garner met the opposite fate in an 8-6 loss to Cristobal Ramos Salazar and Ivan Krijanko at No. 3. The Vandals took an 8-2 win over the Wildcats in the No. 1 match for the two wins necessary to secure the point.
In singles, Jakub Gewert put up the biggest fight as all six matches ended in straight-sets. Gewert, playing in the No. 1 match for the first time in his career, fell to Perevoshchikov 6-4, 6-4.
Idaho 7, Weber State 0
Feb 16, 2013 at Ogden, UT (Ogden Athletic Club)
1. D. Perevoshchikov (UI) def. GEWERT, Jakub (WSU) 6-4, 6-4
2. Abid Akbar (UI) def. FOUGHT, Todd (WSU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Marius Cirstea (UI) def. GOOD, Oliver (WSU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Cesar Torres (UI) def. POITENA, Caio (WSU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Jose Bendeck (UI) def. GOSWAMI, Sanjay (WSU) 6-2, 6-3
6. C. Ramos Salazar (UI) def. GARNER, Ryan (WSU) 6-2, 6-0
1. Marius Cirstea/Abid Akbar (UI) def. GOOD, Oliver/POITENA, Caio (WSU) 8-2
2. GOSWAMI, Sanjay/FOUGHT, Todd (WSU) def. D. Perevoshchikov/Jose Bendeck (UI) 8-6
3. C. Ramos Salazar/Ivan Krijanto (UI) def. TRABERT, Anthony/GARNER, Ryan (WSU) 8-6
Weber State 2-5