|Vandals top Nevada in finale|
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Idaho men's tennis team wrapped up its regular season with a 4-1 Western Athletic Conference win over Nevada, and clinched the No. 3 seed in next week's WAC tournament in the process.
The Vandals won the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches to win the doubles point, then won at No. 2, No. 5 and No. 6 singles to clinch the match. Lachlan Reed's 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles was his 21st of the season, while Abid Akbar won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 and Alan Shin won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6.
Only Marius Cirstea at the No. 1 spot fell for the Vandals, as Alex Joitoiu's No. 3 and Jose Bendeck's No. 4 singles matches were unfinished.
"It's great to get another conference win," Idaho coach Jeff Beaman said. "It builds our confidence going into the conference tournament."
Idaho wraps up the regular season with an 18-7 record and a 4-2 mark in WAC play. The Vandals will face No. 6 Utah State in the first round of the WAC tournament, with the winner of that match advancing to play No. 2 New Mexico State. Idaho beat Utah State in Moscow in the regular season, and fell the NMSU.
The WAC tournament will take place April 29-May 1 in Boise, Idaho.
Nevada vs University of Idaho