SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Weber State men's tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference tournament on Friday with a 4-3 win over No. 4 seed Idaho State at the Gold River Racquet Club.
The Bengals posted 8-6 wins in the No. 1 and 2 doubles matches to take the first point of the match, but the No. 5-seeded Wildcats came back with four singles matches to score the win. With the match tied at 3-3, Jakub Gewert scored rallied from a one-set deficit to defeat Christian Marian 6-7, 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 1 singles match to give the win to Weber State.
"This was another great win for our team," said WSU head coach Brad Ferreira. "We have been playing very tough tennis lately, and the momentum that we've built over the last month really carried into this match. (Oliver Good) played very well for us today, and Jakub (Gewert) came through again with the match on the line."
Following the doubles loss, Oliver Good evened the match at 1-1 after recording a 6-0, 6-0 shutout over Krzysztof Stempien in the No. 3 match, but ISU's Nate Gross won at No. 4 to give the lead back to the Bengals.
The two teams exchanged points once again, as Sanjay Goswami defeated Jamey Swiggart 7-5, 6-2 at No. 5 for Weber State, and Charles Norman pulled out a 7-5, 7-5 win over Todd Fought at No. 2 for Idaho State.
With the Bengals looking for the final point, WSU's Ryan Garner staved off defeat, as he scored a 6-2, 7-6 win over Austin Miller in the No. 6 match, putting the fate of the match in the hands of Gewert at No. 1.
The Wildcats will face top-seeded Sacramento State in the semifinals on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. PDT.