2015 Big Sky Champions
SUU Menís Tennis Ends March with Montana on Friday
Courtesy: SUU Media Relations
Release: 03/25/2014
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CEDAR CITY, Utah - Southern Utah University men’s tennis will continue its season on Friday when the Thunderbirds host the University of Montana on the Thunderbird tennis courts at 2:00 p.m.

SUU last faced Montana in the program’s first match in 2013 and fell to the Grizzlies, 7-0, picking up just three games over the nine matches.

Scouting Montana

The University of Montana will enter the match on Friday with an overall record of 4-8 on the year, including a 2-0 mark in the Big Sky. The Grizzlies have picked up their wins over Gonzaga (5-2), Portland State (7-0), Sacramento State (5-2) and Utah State (7-0).

UM swept the Thunderbirds last season in Missoula, 7-0, in the first match in the history of the SUU men’s tennis program.

This is the Place

Southern Utah’s roster of six all hail from the state of Utah.

Sophomore Season

Southern Utah men’s tennis is only in its second year of existence, joining the Thunderbird family in 2012-13.

Record Setting Wins

SUU has logged two singles victories in 2014 after not picking up a singles point last season. Troy Benson captured a 6-3, 6-2 win over North Dakota’s Josh Oothoudt and Alex Dial won his first set over Idaho State’s Austin Miller, 6-3, before Miller withdrew because of an injury.

Benson also picked up his second career doubles victory with a 9-8 (7-1) win over UND’s team of Oothoudt and Bakke. Benson teamed with Blair Robbins for the result.
Sat. Apr. 23
400 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 22
vs. Montana State
10:00 a.m.
Sat. Apr. 9
vs. Northern Arizona
10:00 a.m.
Fri. Apr. 1
vs. Sacramento State
9:00 a.m.
Fri. Apr. 1
vs. University of Northern Colorado
1:00 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 25
vs. North Dakota
(L) 3 -4
Thu. Mar. 24
vs. Montana
12:00 p.m.
Tue. Mar. 22
vs. Idaho State
11:00 a.m.
Sun. Mar. 20
@ Idaho State
Sat. Mar. 19
@ Weber State
11:00 a.m.
Fri. Mar. 11
@ Portland State
Wed. Mar. 9
@ Idaho
1:00 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 19
vs. Colorado Mesa
10:00 a.m./2:00 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 5
@ Utah State
11:00 a.m.
Tue. Jan. 19
@ Boise State