The women's tennis WAC Championship got underway Thursday at the Canyon Racquet Club, on both the outside and inside courts. The snowy conditions forced the only dual match of the day, fifth seeded Colorado State against fourth seeded New Mexico, inside after only an hour's play.
The switch didn't deter the Lobos. New Mexico swept all nine from Colorado State with every match ending in straight sets.The win put the Lobos against No. 1 seeded Brigham Young early today. Later, the University of Utah, the No. 3 seed, played No. 2 San Diego State.
Because of poor weather conditions, the event was moved indoors to the Eccles Tennis Center.
Meanwhile in El Paso, Texas, the Utes advanced two singles players and three doubles teams in the men's WAC championships, while the Cougars got an early ticket home.
Utah's Chris Entzel, the No. 4 seed, beat Peter Sohn of the University of Hawaii, 7-6, 5-7, 7-5, and teammate Ed Perogrino beat BYU's George Chingas, 6-0, 7-5. The two advanced to the semifinals today.
In doubles, all three of Utah's teams - Jason Muterspaw and Jeff Weichers, Chris Reilly and Graeme Cox, and Perogrino and Entzel - advanced to the quarterfinals.
On Wednesday, Utah beat the University of Texas-El Paso, 3-2, to place 3rd in the team competition, and BYU beat Air Force, also 3-2, to finish 5th.