The University of Utah, the top seed, claimed five of six singles matches to defeat defending champion Brigham Young in the championship match of the 10th Annual Quality Inn/Wildcat Tennis Invitational in Ogden on Saturday.
Because of the singles results, no doubles matches were played.Weber State defeated San Diego State, 5-2, for third place honors. Nevada-Las Vegas beat Idaho, 5-1, for fifth, while Boise State had to go the distance in defeating Montana State, 5-4, for seventh place.
Utah's Chris Entzel started off the Utah landslide, defeating Sean Morrison at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4). The Cougars' only victory came at number six singles, where Gabe Pate defeated Jorgen Lindeman, 6-2, 6-4. The victory avenges a 5-1 defeat to BYU in last year's meet.
Weber State's Lindsay Rawstorne went through the three-day tournament as the only undefeated player in both singles and doubles, and was voted Most Valuable Player. Rawstorne beat Joe McDonough of San Diego State, 6-3, 6-4, then teamed with doubles partner, Bradley Ferreira, to beat McDonough and Scott Del Mastro, 6-2, 6-1. Rawstorne and Ferreira are the No. 1 ranked doubles team in District Seven with a 14-1 record.
Weber State returns to dual match action on Tuesday, April 11, hosting BYU at 2 p.m. at the WSC tennis courts. BYU defeated the Wildcats, 5-4, in a semi-final match on Friday.