ST. GEORGE, Utah -- The Weber State men's tennis team recorded a complete sweep of Southern Utah on Thursday at the Green Valley Resort and Spa, and qualified for the Big Sky Conference tournament.
The Wildcats jumped on the Thunderbirds early, easily winning all three doubles matches. Todd Fought and Sanjay Goswami shut-out Alex Dial and Spencer Nielsen 8-0 in the No. 2 match, and Oliver Good and Caio Poitena wrapped up the doubles point with an 8-2 win over Troy Benson and Bryton Wells at No. 1. Ryan Garner and Anthony Trabert added an 8-1 win over Russ Christensen and Branden Olcott in the No. 3 match.
In singles, Goswami cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 win over Christensen in the No. 4 match to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead, while Fought defeated Wells 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 and Poitena downed Dial 6-0, 6-3 at No. 3 to clinch the match.
Ben Rode defeated Olcott 6-0, 6-2 in the No. 6 match, Garner took down Nielsen 6-0, 6-2 at No. 5, and Jakub Gewert defeated Benson 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 1 match to finish off the sweep.
Weber State vs Southern Utah University
Apr 18, 2013 at St. George, Utah
(Green Valley Resort & Spa)
Weber State 7, Southern Utah University 0
1. GEWERT, Jakub (WSU) def. BENSON, Troy (SUU) 6-1, 6-3
2. FOUGHT, Todd (WSU) def. WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 6-0, 6-2
3. POITENA, Caio (WSU) def. DIAL, Alex (SUU) 6-0, 6-3
4. GOSWAMI, Sanjay (WSU) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ (SUU) 6-1, 6-0
5. GARNER, Ryan (WSU) def. NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 6-0, 6-2
6. RODE, Ben (WSU) def. OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 6-0, 6-2
1. GOOD, Oliver/POITENA, Caio (WSU) def. BENSON, Troy/WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 8-2
2. FOUGHT, Todd/GOSWAMI, Sanjay (WSU) def. DIAL, Alex/NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 8-0
3. GARNER, Ryan/TRABERT, Anthony (WSU) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ/OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 8-1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,2,3,6,5,1)