OGDEN, Utah --- The Sacramento State men''s tennis team swept Weber State for the second time this season, 4-0, to win the Big Sky Conference Pacific Regional, Sunday afternoon at the Ogden Athletic Club. With the win, the Hornets improved its record to 10-10 overall and 4-0 in the Big Sky. Sacramento State wrapped up the No. 1 seed for the Big Sky Championships, which will be held in Bozeman, Mont., Apr. 26-28. This marks the fifth straight-year the Hornets have won the Big Sky Pacific Regional championship.
Sacramento State began the day by winning the doubles point by winning two of the three doubles matches. In the No. 1 doubles match, senior Sherif Zaher and freshman Matthew Jones were tied 5-5 with Don Williams and Daniel Salvato when the doubles point was clinched. Senior Fabio Jesus and freshman Peter Farkas defeated Kenny Lindley and Vlad Bahrencu, 8-2. Sophomore Nick Sheehan and senior Josh Price won their match over Daniel Abeaboeru and Victor Blocher, 8-3.
In singles play, Zaher defeated Williams at the No. 1 position, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Jesus was winning his match over Salvato, 7-5, 3-6, 5-2, when the match was stopped due to the Hornets winning the match. Jones won his No. 3 singles over Lindley, 6-3, 6-7, 6-1. Freshman Ali Abbou defeated Bahrencu at the four, 6-2, 6-2. Sheehan was leading his match over Abeaboeru, 6-3, 2-3 at the No. 5 spot when play was suspended. Farkas did not play his No. 6 match against Blocher.
Sacramento State returns to action at the Big Sky Championships on Saturday, April 27. The Hornets, who will receive a first-round bye, will not know its opponent until Friday evening. The match time will be set by the Big Sky Conference later this week. Log on to www.hornetsports.com for the latest tournament info.
Sacramento State 4, Weber State 0
#1 - Sherif Zaher (SAC) def. Don Williams (WSU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
#2 - Fabio Jesus (SAC) vs. Daniel Salvato (WSU) 7-5, 3-6, 5-2 DNF
#3 - Matt Jones (SAC) def. Kenny Lindley (WSU) 6-3, 6-7, 6-1
#4 - Ali Abbou (SAC) def. Vlad Bahrencu (WSU) 6-2, 6-2
#5 - Nick Sheehan (SAC) vs. Daniel Abeaboreu (WSU) 6-3, 2-3 DNF
#6 - Peter Farkas (SAC) vs. Victor Blocher (WSU) DNP
#1- Zaher/Jones (SAC) vs. Salvato/Williams (WSU) 5-5 DNF
#2- Jesus/Farkas (SAC) def. Lindley/Bahrencu (WSU) 8-2
#3- Sheehan/Price (SAC) def. Abeaboeru/Blocher (WSU) 8-3