Richard Solberg won the No. 6 singles match in three sets, giving host UNLV a 4-3 victory over No. 59 Boise State to win the Mountain West Tournament championship at the Fertitta Tennis Complex. The Broncos (20-10) lost the doubles point to the Rebels (15-9), but tied the match twice when Toby Mitchell (No. 3), Kyle Butters (No. 4) and Thomas Tenreiro (No. 2) earned singles victories. Tenreiro’s seventh straight win put BSU in position to earn its fifth straight conference title, but Solberg defeated Lewis Roskilly 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 in the final match. The Broncos have a chance to earn an at-large bid to an NCAA Regional.
BSU SOFTBALL: The Broncos (13-33, 5-13 MW) beat New Mexico 7-5 at Dona Larsen Park to avoid a series sweep. Teauna Hughes hit a go-ahead, leadoff homer in the sixth inning.
IDAHO MEN’S GOLF: The Vandals (842, -22) set a Big Sky Tournament 54-hole record en route to their second straight title in Boulder City, Nev. Daniel Sutton and Ryan Porch tied for second individually at 9-under 207, one stroke behind Hartford’s Evan Russell. Idaho will learn its NCAA Regional location at 7:30 a.m. Thursday (The Golf Channel).
COLLEGE OF IDAHO BASEBALL: The Yotes (35-18, 22-13 NAIA West) swept Simpson 7-4, 16-0 in Caldwell to complete their regular season, and they will be the No. 3 seed for the NAIA West Grouping Tournament. The highest finisher of the bottom three seeds (C of I, Corban and Marymount) in the five-team, double-elimination tournament will advance to the NAIA World Series in Lewiston. National host Lewis-Clark State and regional host British Columbia, which C of I will face at 1 p.m. Friday, are locked into the national tournament.
C OF I WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD: Hayley Morse (Borah High) reset her school shot put record with a throw of 43 feet, 11.25 inches, and four other Yotes earned NAIA automatic qualifying marks in the Idaho/Utah Border Clash on Saturday at Dona Larsen Park. Tiana Thomas (Middleton) was second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:01.59) and fourth in the 100 hurdles (14.36), while Amy Pfaff was fifth in her 800 season debut (2:12.57) to lock up individual national spots. Thomas, Pfaff, Kami Hawkins and Nichole DeGrange (Mountain View) were third in the 4x400 relay (3:51.82).
NNU TRACK AND FIELD: Taylor Deskins became the first Crusader female to break 12 seconds in the 100 meters (11.95), and Ellie Logan added to her javelin school record (151-11) at the Idaho/Utah Border Clash on Saturday.
NNU BASEBALL: The Crusaders (24-20, 19-15 GNAC) were swept by Central Washington 8-2, 11-7 on Saturday in Ellensburg, Wash.