Men’s tennis extends winning streak against Idaho

The Weber State University men’s tennis team picked up its third straight win on Saturday with a 5-2 victory over University of Idaho.

Going into the matchup, the Vandals and the Wildcats were tied for first place in the Big Sky Conference. The Wildcats got off to a quick start by winning all three of the doubles matches to give them the doubles point. WSU went on to take the No. 1, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 6 singles matches to secure the victory.

Junior Landon Barlow defeated Jackson Varney 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 4 singles match to continue his undefeated streak in conference play. Barlow has now won 14 consecutive singles matches this season.

The Wildcats (11-9, 6-1 conference) return to action April 10 when they travel south to Cedar City, Utah to face the Southern Utah University Thunderbirds (0-9, 0-6).

WSU track and field picks up six victories at Utah Valley University Invitational

The Wildcats traveled to Orem, Utah on Friday to participate in the UVU Invitational, and came away with eight new qualifiers for the Big Sky Conference Championships as well as six event wins.

Freshmen Emily Morgan (100 meter dash) and Josh Hartford (800 meter run), sophomore Joe Maloney (800 meter run), juniors Tony Osheku Jr. (100 meter sprint) and Tip Worob (3000 meter steeplechase) and seniors Jazmin Porter (shot put and discus) and Dustin Durfee (400 meter hurdles) all qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships at UVU.

Morgan won the women’s 100 meter dash with a time of 11.96—the eighth fastest time in Weber State history. She was the first Wildcat to break 12 seconds in the 100 meter dash since Kristen Billings in 2012.

Porter qualified in both the shot put and discus on Friday, as she recorded a new personal-best mark of 14.40 meters to win the shot put event and finished second in the discus throw with a distance of 48.54 meters.

The Wildcats take the field again this weekend when they compete in the Stanford Invitational on April 3 and the Northern Colorado Invitational on April 4.

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