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Area roundup: Idaho men’s, women’s tennis win Big Sky championships

UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018

From staff reports

Marianna Petrei completed an unbeaten run through the Big Sky women’s tennis championships to lead Idaho to a 4-2 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday in Phoenix.

Idaho (15-6) had to come from behind after the Lumberjacks (19-4) won the doubles point, but the Vandals quickly took a 2-1 lead after Petrei defeated Hanneke Lodewijks 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Lucia Badillos won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

Laura Spataro clinched the victory for Idaho with a 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 win at No. 4 singles. The Vandals earn an automatic berth to the NCAA tournament for the fifth year in a row. The tournament bracket will be revealed during a selection show at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Men’s tennis

Guilherme Scarpelli at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles as Idaho (15-7) swept Montana (14-6) 4-0 to win the Big Sky championship in Phoenix.

After losing the first doubles match, the Vandals won at No. 1 and 3 to secure the point before winning at Nos. 4-6 singles to close out the match.

Idaho earns an automatic berth to the NCAA tournament with the title. The selection show is at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.


Oregon 4, Washington 2: Lauren Lindvall hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning and the No. 2-ranked Ducks defeated fourth-ranked Washington for the second straight game in Seattle.

Oregon will go for the series sweep when the teams conclude their three-game set today at 1 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

CC Spokane 2-12, Wenatchee Valley 13-2: Tabby Bartolome went 2 for 3 with a home run as the Sasquatch (16-18, 10-16) busted out of an offensive slump in the second game of an NWAC East Region doubleheader against the Knights (23-11, 19-7).

North Idaho 10-14, Wenatchee Valley 1-4: The Cardinals (40-3, 25-2) made it 14 wins in a row with a sweep of the visiting Hawks (11-27, 7-19).

Track and field

Eastern Washington’s Keshun McGee won both the men’s long jump and triple jump during the final day of the Oregon State High Performance meet in Corvallis, Oregon.

McGee’s triple jump mark of 50 feet, 1/2 inch shattered the previous facility record of 47 feet, 5 1/4 inches set by Idaho’s Emmanuel Panchol in 2014. McGee won the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 2 3/4 inches.

The Eagles also swept the men’s and women’s 100 meters, with Jeremy VanAssche and Rebecca Tarbert winning in times of 10.39 and 11.84 seconds, respectively. VanAssche also helped Eastern’s 4x100 relay team to a victory in 41.57 seconds.

  • Sander Moldau won the pole vault (16 feet, 5 1/4 inches), Martin Moldau won the long jump (22 feet, 7 inches) and the Washington State men defeated Washington 89-74 in a dual meet in Pullman. In the women’s meet, Regyn Gaffney and Tierney Silliman finished first and second (11.69 and 12.07 seconds, respectively) as Washington State downed Washington 88-75.

Men’s golf

Idaho’s Enrique Martin shot a 2-over-par 74 to move to 3-over and into 10th place after the second day of the Big Sky championships in Boulder City, Nevada.

Northern Colorado’s Andrew Romano leads the way at 7 under par. Idaho is fifth out of seven teams.

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