Griz men win Big Sky tennis crown

2014-04-27T20:44:00Z 2014-04-27T23:48:12Z Griz men win Big Sky tennis crown The Billings Gazette
April 27, 2014 8:44 pm

GOLD RIVER, Calif. -- For the first time in University of Montana history, the Grizzlies men's tennis team captured the Big Sky Conference championship.

The Griz, seeded second, blanked Weber State 4-0 Sunday. The Wildcats were 10-0 in conference matches before the defeat. Montana improved to 13-11 overall and has won seven of its last eight matches.

Montana gets the Big Sky's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament with first-round matches May 9-10. The Griz will find out who and where they play during the selection show, which will be streamed on www.ncaa.com Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. 

Griz coach Kris Nord, in his 32nd year coaching the team, said it is hard to explain the emotions the win has inspired.

"It's like a dream right now, I'm so pumped for these guys," he said. "Words won't express my feelings. We played so well today, these guys deserved it."

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