On Friday, September 11, the tennis team took to the courts for practice. Their goals were ambitious: win the Big Sky regular season title for the third year in a row, win the Big Sky Championship tournament and make it to the NCAA National Championship tournament.

Weber State looks to pick up where they left off with a 20-1 conference record from the past two years led by seniors Jakub Gewert, Todd Fought, Sanjay Goswami and Landon Barlow. Whether or not they can achieve their goals, one thing is for sure–they are working hard.

Goswami said, regarding the 3-4 loss to Sacramento State last year, “We lost to Sac [State] by one match. We thought we were the better team. We’re not going to be short of any of that this coming year.”

Building off of Goswami statement, Barlow told me their depth in the lineup is what makes them really competitive. He also says, “This is the year to win it in the regular season, take it that much further, and win it in the conference tournament.”

Weber State Men’s Tennis opens up their fall schedule with the U of U Invitational September 25, playing Idaho State, Montana State and Lewis College.

Senior Todd Fought hits a backhand on the run before the team breaks up into teams for doubles practice (Gabe Cerritos / The Signpost).
Senior Todd Fought hits a backhand on the run before the team breaks up for doubles practice. (Gabe Cerritos / The Signpost)
One of four seniors, Todd Fought, hitting overheads before doubles practice on Friday (Gabe Cerritos / The Signpost).
One of four seniors, Todd Fought, hitting overheads before doubles practice on Friday. (Gabe Cerritos / The Signpost)
Sophomore Stefan Cooper (front) and Senior Sanjay Goswami (back) warming up and preparing for the season (Gabe Cerritos / The Signpost).
Sophomore Stefan Cooper (front) and Senior Sanjay Goswami (back) warming up and preparing for the season. (Gabe Cerritos / The Signpost)
Senior Sanjay Goswami setting up for a backhand at Friday's practice (Gabe Cerritos / The Signpost).
Senior Sanjay Goswami setting up for a backhand at Friday’s practice. (Gabe Cerritos / The Signpost)
Senior Jakub Gewert hitting a slice backhand at practice, Friday, September 11 (Gabe Cerritos / The Signpost).
Senior Jakub Gewert hitting a backhand slice at practice, Friday, September 11. (Gabe Cerritos / The Signpost)
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    1. Although I highlight the seniors, the piece is about the team and there were a few players who didn’t make it simply because I thought these were the best pictures. I’ll be covering tennis a lot, hopefully, and there will be PLENTY of chances for him to make it in, but I do understand the concern.

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