BOZEMAN - Esteban Ferrero beat David Cysneiros in the No. 5 singles match to clinch Montana State's 4-3 victory Sunday morning over the University of Montana in men's tennis action that does not count as a Big Sky Conference loss for the Grizzlies.
With the duel deadlocked at 3-3, Ferrero bested Cysneiros 7-5, 6-3 to earn the Bobcat victory.
Montana State earned the doubles' point by sweeping all three matches, the most competitive of which was a 9-8 win in the No. 1 spot by Alberto Fuentes and Fletcher Keys over Mikolaj Borokowski and Carl Kuschke.
In the singles' matches, the Bobcats received victories by Pawel Turzansky at No. 1 and Keys at No. 2 prior to Ferrero's win.
The Grizzlies (2-3) saw Borokowski win his No. 3 singles match 6-0, 6-2 over Corey Smith. Montana also posted wins from Josh Smith the No. 4 slot and Michael Facey at No. 6.
The UM men return to the courts Friday, when the travel to Flagstaff, Ariz., to face league foe Northern Arizona.
Montana State 4, Montana 3
Singles - Pawel Turzansky, MSU, def. Raydner Ramos, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2; Fletcher Keys, MSU, def. Carl Kuschke, 6-4, 6-4; Mikolaj Borokowski, UM, def. Corey Smith, 6-0, 6-2; Josh Smith, UM, def. Alberto Fuentes, MSU, 6-0, 6-1; Esteban Ferrero, MSU, def. David Cysneiros, 7-5, 6-3; Mike Facey, UM, def. Myles Perkins, 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles - Fuentes/Keys, MSU, def. Borokowski/Kuschke, 9-8; C. Smith/Turzanski, MSU, def. Cysneiros/Ramos, 8-4; Perkins/Ferrero, MSU, def. J. Smith/Facey, 8-3.