|MTEN dominates, remains unbeaten|
LOGAN, Utah - The Idaho men's tennis team continued is unblemished spring season with dominating victories over Utah State and Weber State Saturday, improving to 7-0 on the season.
The Vandals were nearly perfect Saturday, winning both matches 7-0 without losing a set in singles and dropping just one doubles match. In the Western Athletic Conference opener against Utah State, Idaho swept through doubles with an 8-2 win from Abid Akbar and Marius Cirstea at No. 1, and 8-4 win from Cristobal Ramos Salazar and Jose Bendeck at No. 2, and an 8-2 win from Dmitry Perevoshchikov and Ivan Krijanto at No. 3. The Vandals made it a clean sweep with straight-set wins at all six singles spots to move to 1-0 in the WAC.
Cirstea and Akbar won 8-2 at No. 1 doubles again against Weber State, while Idaho coach Jeff Beaman shuffled the bottom two doubles pairings. Perevoshchikov moved to No. 2 to play with Bendeck in an 8-6 loss, while Ramos Salazar played with Krijanto at No. 3 and won 8-6. Idaho again swept through singles with straight set victories at all six spots to complete the sweep.
"This was another good weekend for the guys," Beaman said. "There are some areas we need to improve, both mentally and physically, that we will work on going into next weekend's matches, and we really need to step up our doubles in upcoming matches."
The pair of 7-0 sweeps were Idaho's third and fourth in seven matches this season.
The Vandals travel to Portland, Ore., next weekend to face Portland University and Portland State.
Idaho 7, Utah State 0
Idaho 7, Weber State 0