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."