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 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 today at 11 a.m.
On the women's side of the tournament, SOuthern Utah whipped Northern Colorado 4-1 in its quarterfinal matchup.
The Thunderbirds will play top-seeded Sac State today.
* WSU NINTH AT COUGAR CLASSIC: At Provo, the Weber State men's golf team shot rounds of 298 and 295 on Friday to place themselves in ninth place after the first day of the PING Golf Cougar Classic at Riverside Country Club.
The host BYU Cougars blitzed the field, shooting a 21-under-par total of 555 to build a 12 shot lead over second place Air Force.
BYU's Zac Blair -- A Fremont High standout -- currently sits atop the individual leaderboard, after shooting rounds of 66 and 68 for a 10-under-par 134.
Air Force's Kyle Westmoreland and BYU's Joe Parkinson each shot 135 to forge a tie for second.
Matt Wahlen and Jordan Herzog each shot 148, and are tied for 31st. Michael Johnson is in 41st after shooting 150, while Colton Dallimore is tied for 42nd at 151, and Jeff Jones is tied for 45th at 152.
The final 18 holes will be played today.