Weber State Tennis Weekly Outlook: Men Bounce Back from Brutal Loss

Weber State Tennis Weekly Outlook: Men Bounce Back from Brutal Loss

by Zachary Knecht

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Weber State Tennis Recap

The Weber State Wildcats were on the road to finish out their regular season, facing Idaho and Eastern Washington. It was a rollercoaster of a weekend for WSU as they were dominated in Lewiston but bounced back big in Cheney. 

After going 1-1, the Wildcats finish their season as the #4 seed in their conference at 5-2 (11-9), with their next game in the Big Sky Championships tournament. 

Saturday, April 22

Weber State at Idaho 1-6

Weber State started its trip against the Idaho Vandals. The matchup proved to be vital in the Big Sky standings as the loss pushed the Wildcats from #2 to #4 as Idaho rose to #3. The Vandals handily took care of WSU, though, dominating the Wildcats in singles play. 


The road outing started well for Weber State, taking the doubles point against a formidable opponent. Sebastian Buxman and Jordan Coutinho took the first set 6-3 before the Vandals took the second. In the point-deciding match, Tristand Sarap and Elyes Marouani came to play, winning 6-4 and securing the point for WSU. 

  1. Tristan Sarap/Elyes Marouani (WSU) beat Francisco Bascon/Masala Matteo (IDAHO) 6-4
  2. Francisco Gay/Taiyo Kurata (IDAHO) beat William Zulch/Connor Kruger (WSU) 7-5
  3. Sebastian Buxman/Jordan Coutinho (WSU) beat Bruno Casino/Alex Asenov (IDAHO) 6-3

Order of Finish (3, 2, 1)


There isn’t much to report on singles play as Idaho had a clean sweep of the Wildcats. Though some matches were close, no WSU player took a set against the Vandals. 

  1. Francisco Bascon (IDAHO) beat Sebastian Buxman (WSU) 6-4, 7(7)-6(3)
  2. Francisco Gay (IDAHO) beat Tristan Sarap (WSU) 6-2, 7(7)-6(5)
  3. Bruno Casino (IDAHO) beat Connor Kruger (WSU) 6-4, 6-2
  4. Taiyo Kurata (IDAHO) beat Elyes Marouani (WSU) 6-4, 7(7)-6(4)
  5. Matteo Masala (IDAHO) beat William Zulch (WSU) 6-1, 6-3
  6. Mario Duron (IDAHO) beat Matteo Savio (WSU) 6-2, 6-4

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

Sunday, April 23

Weber State at Eastern Washington 6-1

It was a quick turnaround for the Wildcats as they traveled to face the Eastern Washington Eagles. Weber State kept the Eagles winless in the Big Sky, concluding their regular season matchups. WSU had the exact opposite outing as their previous, losing the doubles point, but sweeping in singles.


The Wildcats had another tightly competitive singles match, trading the first two sets. After dropping the first, Tristan Sarap and Elyes Marouani took their set 6-4. Unfortunately, the final set went to Eastern Washington, and the Eagles took the 1-0 lead.

  1. Tristan Sarap/Elyes Marouani (WSU) beat Tyler Dalos and Caden Kammerer (EWU) 6-4
  2. Bruno Ortega/Drew Dillon (EWU) beat Connor Kruger/William Zulch (WSU) 6-2
  3. Brady Thomas/Erik Sarlvik (EWU) beat Jordan Coutinho/Matteo Savio (WSU) 6-4

Order of Finish (2, 1, 3)


Weber State didn’t allow the day to slip away from them, dominating the Eagles in singles play. Marouani had the most controlling victory of the day with his 6-1, 6-3 win. Buxman and Coutinho also asserted themselves well over their opponents with 6-1, 6-4 and 6-3, 6-4 wins, respectively. 

  1. Sebastian Buxman (WSU) beat Steven Paz (EWU) 6-1, 6-4
  2. Tristan Sarap (WSU) beat Caden Kammerer (WSU) 7-6, 6-5, WD-0
  3. Connor Kruger (WSU) beat Erik Sarlvik (EWU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
  4. Elyes Marouani (WSU) beat Tyler Dalos (EWU) 6-1, 6-3
  5. William Zulch (WSU) beat Bruno Ortega (EWU) 2-6, 7-5, 10-3
  6. Jordan Coutinho (WSU) beat Drew Dillon (EWU) 6-3, 6-4

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

What’s to Come

With the conclusion of the regular season, the Wildcats head to Phoenix, AZ to participate in the Big Sky Championships tournament, where they will begin with a duel against the Idaho State Bengals. 


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