MEN'S GOLF: Four Dixie State golfers finished in the top 10 as the Red Storm won the 36-hole Cal Baptist Invitational in Primm, Nev.
Leading the way for DSC was senior Nick Drost (Salt Lake City, UT/Brighton HS) at +3 and a third-place finish on the 6,945-yard par 71 layout Primm Valley Golf Course Lakes Course. DSC shot 584 (16-over-par) and played its best golf in the final round by shooting even par.
The tournament scheduled for 54 holes was cut short due to high winds on Monday afternoon. Winds in the high desert reached gusts of 55 mph and sustained winds of 25-30.
Marcus Sanna took home medalist honors by firing an even-par 142 (75-67) to lead Texas A&M-Commerce (593) to a second-place finish, nine strokes behind champion Dixie State.
David Cunningham (75-71) and Hayden Christensen (76-70) each carded rounds of 146 for the Red Storm to finish tied for fifth place.
Senior Kyle Chappell (Richfield, UT/Richfield) (75-72) finished tied for eighth with a 147 and Matthew Brearton (79-76) finished tied for 29th with a 155 to round out the DSC scoring.
The Red Storm have a week off before traveling and playing in the Cal State University Invitational at the Turlock Golf Course in Turlock, Calif.
MEN'S TENNIS: Weber State's Dave Hintze gutted out a third-set tiebreaker to win at No. 4 singles for the deciding point in a 4-3 win over Idaho State on Tuesday at Edman Courts.
The win puts the Wildcats in excellent position to earn one of four spots in the Big Sky Conference tournament, with one regular-season match remaining.
WSU's Simon Unger and Oliver Good defeated Idaho State's Dakota Pate and Charles Norman 8-3 in the No. 1 doubles match, but the Bengals took the No. 2 and 3 matches to put the Wildcats behind 1-0 entering singles play.
Unger downed Norman again at No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-1 to even the match at a point apiece, but Austin Miller defeated Caio Poitena by the same score to put ISU back ahead.
The two teams split another pair of matches to make it 3-2 for Idaho State, putting the Bengals within a point of clinching the victory. Ryan Garner defeated ISU's Andres Coello 6-3, 6-4 at No. 6 singles, while Krzystof Stempien beat Peter Ramstromer Pello 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.
Idaho State took the opening set in both the No. 2 and 4 singles matches, but Good and Hintze each rallied to win for the Wildcats. Good rallied from his deficit to defeat Nate Gross 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 2 singles match, putting the fate of the contest in the hands of Hintze and ISU's Dan Buckingham at No. 4 singles.Comment on this story
After splitting the first two sets by identical 6-2 scores, Hintze and Buckingham went to a deciding set. Hintze broke serve to take a 5-4 lead, but Buckingham returned the favor to stay alive, and the match went to an eventual tiebreak.
Buckingham won the opening point of the tiebreaker, but Hintze came back with five-straight points to take a commanding lead, eventually winning 7-3.
Weber State moved to 9-9 overall on the season and improved to 5-2 in Big Sky play. Idaho State dropped to 7-10 on the year, 4-3 in the conference.