OGDEN, Utah -- The Weber State men's tennis team scored a 6-1 win over the University of North Dakota on Saturday, and improved to 7-11 overall and 2-4 in Big Sky play in the process.
The Wildcats dominated the doubles play, winning all three matches by an 8-4 margin or better. Caio Poitena and Oliver Good defeated Josh Oothoudt and Connor Oberle 8-2 in the No. 1 match, while Todd Fought and Sanjay Goswami cruised to the same margin of victory over Grant Bakke and Ryan McGuigan in the No. 2 match. Anthony Trabert and Ryan Garner defeated Will Biernat and Joe Lee in the No. 3 match 8-4.
In singles play, North Dakota managed only a single win, taking the No. 4 match. Jakub Gewert defeated Oothoudt 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 1 position, while Fought took down McGuigan in the No. 2 match, also by a 6-1, 6-3 score.
At No. 3, Good downed Bakke 6-2, 6-2, and Goswami got the best of Biernat 7-5, 6-0 at No. 5. The Wildcats' lone senior, Ben Rode, played his final match at Edman Courts, and went out with a win, defeating Lee 6-1, 6-3.
The Wildcats will face Northern Colorado in the team's final home match of the season on Sunday. With expected inclement weather, the match was moved from Edman Courts to Eagle Ridge Tennis and Swim Club in North Salt Lake. The match will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Weber State 6, North Dakota 1
Apr 13, 2013 at Ogden, UT (Ogden Athletic Club)
1. GEWERT, Jakub (WSU) def. OOTHOUDT, Josh (UND) 6-1, 6-3
2. FOUGHT, Todd (WSU) def. MCGUIGAN, Ryan (UND) 6-1, 6-3
3. GOOD, Oliver (WSU) def. BAKKE, Grant (UND) 6-2, 6-2
4. OBERLE, Connor (UND) def. POITENA, Caio (WSU) 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5)
5. GOSWAMI, Sanjay (WSU) def. BIERNAT, Will (UND) 7-5, 6-0
6. RODE, Ben (WSU) def. LEE, Joe (UND) 6-1, 6-3
1. POITENA, Caio/GOOD, Oliver (WSU) def. OOTHOUDT, Josh/OBERLE, Connor (UND) 8-2
2. FOUGHT, Todd/GOSWAMI, Sanjay (WSU) def. BAKKE, Grant/MCGUIGAN, Ryan (UND) 8-2
3. TRABERT, Anthony/GARNER, Ryan (WSU) def. BIERNAT, Will/LEE, Joe (UND) 8-4
North Dakota 3-10; 1-6 BSC
Weber State 7-11; 2-4 BSC