POCATELLO, Idaho -- The Weber State men's tennis team suffered its first Big Sky Conference loss of the season on Saturday with a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Idaho State.
The Bengals won the opening doubles point, and then held off the Wildcats in singles play, winning four of the six matches.
Weber State managed to win the top two singles matches, with Jakub Gewert taking a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Christian Marian at No. 1, and Todd Fought downing Charles Norman in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 2 match.
The Wildcats, who dropped to 4-6 overall and 2-1 in Big Sky play, dropped a trio of three-set matches in singles, two of which went to a tiebreaker in the third set.
Oliver Good, playing in the No. 3 match, fell 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (8-6) to Krzysztof Stempien, while Caio Poitena dropped the No. 4 match to Nate Gross 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4).
Idaho State 5, Weber State 2
1. GEWERT, Jakub (WSU) def. MARIAN, Christian (ISU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
2. FOUGHT, Todd (WSU) def. NORMAN, Charles (ISU) 6-4, 6-2
3. STEMPIEN, Krzysztof (ISU) def. GOOD, Oliver (WSU) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (8-6)
4. GROSS, Nate (ISU) def. POITENA, Caio (WSU) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4)
5. SWIGGART, Jamey (ISU) def. GOSWAMI, Sanjay (WSU) 6-1, 7-5
6. MILLER, Austin (ISU) def. GARNER, Ryan (WSU) 7-6, 6-7, 10-7
1. NORMAN, Charles/GROSS, Nate (ISU) def. GOOD, Oliver/POITENA, Caio (WSU) 8-5
2. MARIAN, Christian/SWIGGART, Jamey (ISU) vs. FOUGHT, Todd/GOSWAMI, Sanjay (WSU) unfinished
3. STEMPIEN, Krzysztof/COELLO, Andres (ISU) def. GARNER, Ryan/TRABERT, Anthony (WSU) 8-6
Weber State 4-6, 2-1
Idaho State Men 4-2, 3-0
Official: Gene Galloway