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WOMEN'S TENNIS: The Aggies swept Montana, 7-0, Saturday at the Logan Sports Academy and Racquet Club. The win brings the Aggies to a 4-3 record this season. USU currently has a two-match winning streak both of which were shutouts.

USU took the doubles point with victories at the number one and two positions. At the one spot, junior Hailey Swenson and freshman Jaclyn West defeated UM's Amanda Bran and Lauren Gibson, 8-5. Aggie senior Britney Watts and junior Taylor Perry then fell at the three position to the Grizzlies' Heather Davidson and Cara Lehman, 8-5. To seal the doubles point, sophomore Monica Abella and freshman Kristina Voytsekhovich battled to defeat UM's Kayla Moyse and Constance Alexander, 9-7, at the two position.

USU continued to dominate competition, sweeping all of the singles points.

At the one spot, Swenson defeated the Grizzlies' Alexander, 7-5, 6-1.

Swenson holds a team- high singles record of 6-1, all at the top spot. West, Voytsekhovich, Abella, Perry and Watts all won their respective matches.

Voytsekhovich, West and Watts hit a season 5-2 mark in singles competition, while Abella and Perry are now 4-3 this the season.

The Aggies continue home action with a match against Montana State Thursday, March 4 at 12 p.m. All home matches are held at the Logan Sports Academy and Racquet Club and admission is free and open to the public.

MEN'S TENNIS: The Aggies narrowly defeated Sacramento State, 4-3, in Bozeman, Mont., Saturday. The Aggies go 2-0 for the weekend and tally a 7-4 season record.

The Aggies claimed the doubles point with wins at the number one and three positions. At the one spot, juniors Jakob Asplund and Bryan Marchant defeated Sac State's Anton Stryhas and Kiryl Harbatsiuk, 8-6, and at the three position, juniors Nikita Ryashchenko and Alex Thatcher defeated the Hornets' Marko Starcevic and Jimmy Roberts, 8-5. Senior Amit Maharaj and freshman Sven Poslusny fell to Sac State's Jason Smith and Holden Ching, 8-2. Despite the loss, Maharaj and Poslusny hold an Aggie season-high 8-3 record, all at the number two position.

USU battled through the singles competition to seal the win with victories at the one, four and six spots. At the number one position, Asplund battled through three sets to defeat the Hornets' Stryhas, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6. Maharaj defeated Sac State's Marko Starcevic, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5, at the three position, while Ryashchenko took the win at the six spot over the Hornets' Jimmy Roberts, 6-4, 6-0. Maharaj tallied up a 7-3 singles record and Ryashchenko a 7-2 season record.

Utah State continues away competition, traveling to San Luis Obispo, Calif., on March 20 to compete against Cal Poly at 3 p.m.

TRACK AND FIELD: The Aggies won the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, while the Aggie women finished in second-place, their best finish since joining the WAC in 2005.

The men won the Indoor Championship in 2008 and in 2009 they took second place. This weekend they were able to re-take the title with 154 points by beating defending WAC Champion Boise State who finished second with 144.5 points.

After finishing in fourth-place for three consecutive years, the Aggie women battled to claim second-place with 104.5 points at this year's championship meet. Louisiana Tech won its third-straight WAC Championship with 175 points, while the Aggies topped third-place finisher Idaho, who had 102 points.

It was the USU women's top WAC finish in the Aggies' five years in the conference and was Utah State's best finish at an indoor conference meet since winning the 1994 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship.