BOZEMAN — Fresh off a bye week, the Montana men's tennis team got right back in the swing of things, defeating Montana State 4-3, snapping the Cats' two-match Big Sky win streak.
The nonconference win put the Griz at 2-1 early in the season and gave UM its seventh-straight win over the Cats dating back to 2014. MSU fell to 2-6 after taking a pair of upset wins over Idaho State and Weber State last week.
Montana State didn't make it easy for the Griz, going up 1-0 after the doubles round with wins on courts two and three.
The Grizzlies rebounded with three straight singles wins, shifting the momentum in the Bobcat-Anderson Tennis Center in UM's favor.
Victor Casadevall, Alexander Canellopoulos and Yannick Schmidl posted straight-sets wins on courts one, three and two.
"We came out of the doubles on fire and wanted to make a statement," said Schmidl. "That changed everything."
"Hats off to MSU. They're tough at home and were on a win streak, and it showed. They came out and made it rough on us," said interim head coach Jason Brown.