Weber State Tennis Weekly Outlook: Men and Women Dominate Idaho State

Weber State Tennis Weekly Outlook: Men and Women Dominate Idaho State

by Zachary Knecht

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The Weber State Wildcats didn’t mess around at the Ogden Athletic Club as their men’s and women’s tennis teams routed the Idaho State Bengals by a score of 5-2 each. WSU has dominated in conference play to this point, with their only loss from either team coming from the women to Big Sky undefeated Northern Arizona, and they have continued to flash their excellence with the Big Sky Tournament fast approaching. 

Women’s Recap

Weber State versus Idaho State 5-2

The women started things on Saturday, April 1, with a commanding win over the Bengals. The Wildcats improve to 7-7 overall and 4-1 in conference play with the victory.


The day began with a doubles competition where each team traded sets in the first two battles. Ana Morett and Megan Davies secured the first of the contests to the tune of a 6-4 win, but the Bengals kept things close with a 6-4 victory of their own provided by Sydney Morris and Megan Lang-Gould. The doubles point came down to the final match, where Dylan Lolofie and Megan Lombardi handily took care of their Bengal adversaries with an assertive 6-3 win. The doubles competition point set the tone for Weber State against a respectable Idaho State roster, starting the competition with a 1-0 lead. 

  1. Ana Morett/Megan Davies (WSU) beat Lola O’Lideadha/Sol O’Lideadha (ISU) 6-4
  2. Dylan Lolofie/Megan Lombardi (WSU) beat Leah Kuruvilla/Hana Cho (ISU) 6-3
  3. Sydney Morris/Megan Lang-Gould (ISU) beat Kenadee Semenik/Sicely Ferreira (WSU) 6-4

Order of Finish: (2, 3, 1)


Morrett and Davies continued their momentum to set the tone in the singles competition, taking the next points in individual play. Each Wildcat swept their matches, with Morrett taking her two sets 6-2 and 6-2, while Davies was nearly flawless, winning hers 6-1 each. 

Only needing one more point to clinch, Kenadee Semenik took the next match. Semenik took the first set 7-5, then lost 2-6 in the next, taking the final one in dominating fashion, winning 6-2. Needing no more points, the Wildcats took one more with a victory from Dylan Lolofie that came down to an intense 10-8 victory in the final duel. 

  1. Ana Morett (WSU) beat Hana Cho (ISU) 6-2, 6-4
  2. Megan Davies (WSU) beat Lola O’Lideadha (ISU) 6-1, 6-1
  3. Sol O’Lideadha (ISU) beat Megan Lombardi (WSU) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
  4. Kenadee Semenik (WSU) beat Megan Lang-Gould (ISU) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
  5. Sefanya Shalakhova (ISU) beat Cindy Ping An (WSU) 5-7, 6-1, 10-5
  6. Dylan Lolofie (WSU) beat Leah Kuruvilla (ISU) 2-6, 6-2, 10-8

Order of Finish: (2, 1, 4, 3, 5, 6) 

Men’s Recap

Weber State at Idaho State 5-2

The men kept things rolling on Sunday, April 2, continuing their undefeated campaign in the Big Sky. The win improves Weber State to 10-7 overall and 4-0 in the conference. 


The doubles competition started similarly to the women’s team, trading 6-4 sets to kick off the action. Idaho State’s Andreas Kramer and Valentino De Pellegrin stole the first set for the Bengals, but Sebastian Buxman and Jordan Coutinho fought back to tie things up. In a tight match, Connor Kruger and William Zulch secured the doubles point for the Wildcats in a battle that either side had to sweat out. 

  1. Andreas Kramer/Valentino De Pellegrin (ISU) beat Tristan Sarap/Elyes Marouani (WSU) 6-4
  2. Connor Kruger/William Zulch (WSU) beat Patrick Kristensen/Wikus Robbertse (ISU) 7-6
  3. Sebastian Buxman/Jordan Coutinho (WSU) beat Victor Sklenka/Hiroki Fujita (ISU) 6-4

Order of Finish: (1, 3, 2) 


The Wildcats got off to a hot start in the singles competition. Sarap and Marouani made amends for their doubles loss by securing the first two points in their individual sets. Sarap imposed his will with 6-1 and 6-3 wins to take his set, while Marouani saw more pushback from his competition with a 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory. 

Connor Kruger played hero once again with the Wildcats needing one final point to clinch. In a hotly contested match, Kruger took the point with 5-7, 6-3, and 6-3 sets. Jordan Coutinho gave Weber State an additional point with a win in the final tournament with a 3-6, 7-6 (4-0), 10-7 victory. 

  1. Valentino De Pellegrin (ISU) beat Sebastian Buxman (WSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
  2. Tristan Sarap (WSU) beat Andreas Kramer (ISU) 6-1, 6-3
  3. Connor Kruger (WSU) beat Wikus Robbertse (ISU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
  4. Elyes Marouani (WSU) beat Victor Sklenka (ISU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
  5. Hiroki Fujita (ISU) beat William Zulch (WSU) 7-5, 7-5
  6. Jordan Coutinho (WSU) beat Ege Cankus (ISU) 3-6, 7-6 (4-0), 10-7

Order of Finish: (2, 4, 1, 3, 5, 6)

What’s to Come

Both men’s and women’s teams will stay in Ogden next weekend. The men will face Santa Clara Friday, April 7, for non-conference play against a respectable roster, and the women will play Sacramento State Sunday, April 9, to continue their Big Sky duels against one of the conference’s top-ranked teams.


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