Utes Win Two, Set School Record

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Utah starts the season 9-0 to set a school record

Salt Lake City, UT – With two wins on Saturday, the University of Utah men’s tennis team (9-0) has set the school record for wins to start a season. The Utes cruised past the Montana Grizzlies (0-1) 7-0 and Montana State (0-4) 6-1 at the Eccles Tennis Center.

“I’m very proud of the team,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “We have overcome a lot already and to go 9-0 and set a school record is a great accomplishment.”

The Utes started the day off strong versus the Montana Grizzles, winning at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to clinch the first point. Up 1-0, Utah did not let up in singles play as freshman David Micevski put the Utes ahead 2-0 with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 victory over Alexander Canellopoulps at the No. 3 spot. Micevski is undefeated in singles (5-0) and doubles (7-0) play this season. At No. 2 singles, Egbert Weverink prevailed with a win against Peter Mimnagh-Fleming, 6-3 6-2. Then, freshman Dan Little clinched the win for the Utes at the No. 1 spot, winning 6-2, 6-4 versus Semion Branzburg. The Utes won all remaining singles matches to finish 7-0 over the Grizzlies.

Utah rolled in doubles play against the Montana State Bobcats, securing 6-3 wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Freshman Johan Jonhagen quickly put the Utes up 2-0 at the No. 6 spot after defeating Dylan Harvala 6-1, 6-2. At No.5 singles, Senior Jamey Swiggart secured his second win of the day, 6-4, 6-2, which increased Utah’s lead to 3-0. Captain Egbert Weverink clinched the Utes’ record breaking 9-0 start with a victory at the No. 2 spot, 7-5, 6-1. Utah secured two more points in the remaining matches with wins at No. 1 and No. 4 singles for a final score of 6-1.

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MATCH RESULTS
Utah (8-0) def. Montana (0-1), 7-0

Doubles:
1. Cowley/Swiggart (UU) vs. Branzburg/Mimnagh-Fleming (UM) DNF
2. Weverink/Sierra (UU) def. Schmidl/Canellopoulos (UM) 6-2
3. Jonhagen/Micevski (UU) def. Soltyka/Casadevall (UM) 6-3
Order of Finish: 2, 3

Singles:
1. Dan Little (UU) def. Semion Branzburg (UM) 6-2, 6-4
2. Egbert Weverink (UU) def. Peter Mimnagh-Fleming (UM) 6-3, 6-2
3. David Micevski (UU) def. Alexander Canellopoulps (UM) 6-2, 6-2
4. Jamey Swiggart (UU) def. Tomasz Soltyka (UM) 6-4, 6-4
5. Santiago Sierra (UU) def. Yannick Schmidl (UM) 6-3, 6-2
6. Johan Jonhagen (UU) def. Victor Casadevall (UM) 6-3, 6-3
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1, 4, 6, 5

Utah (9-0) def. Montana State (0-4), 6-1

Doubles:
1. McGuiness/Swiggart (UU) vs. Flink/James (MS) 4-4 DNF
2. Weverink/Sierra (UU) vs. Bates/Sitar (MS) 6-3
3. Micevski/Jonhagen (UU) vs. Ceolin/Harvala (MS) 6-3
Order of Finish: 2, 3

Singles
1.  David Micevski (UU) def. Kellen Bates (MS) 6-3, 7-5
2. Egbert Weverink (UU) def. Alexander Flink (MS) 7-5, 6-1
3.  Harry James (MS) def. Parker McGuiness (UU) 6-4, 3-6, 10-8
4. Santiago Sierra (UU) def. Rok Sitar (MS) 6-2, 6-4
5. Jamey Swiggart (UU) def. Charlie Edgecombe (MS) 6-4, 6-2
6. Johan Jonhagen (UU) def. Dylan Harvala (MS) 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 2, 4, 3, 1

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Utah Looks to Improve to 9-0 in Doubleheader

Montana M STSalt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah men’s tennis team (7-0) will strive for their best start of the season since 2005, when the team posted an 8-0 record before losing to Penn. The Utes will host Montana (0-0) at 12 p.m. and Montana State (0-2) at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 6. As always, admission is free and fans can park in the lot East of Guardsman Way free of charge. Live stats are available here.

Despite suffering injuries during the beginning of the season, Utah has fought to stay undefeated. Last year’s MVP, Parker McGuiness, returned to the line-up last week. Head coach Roeland Brateanu commented on the return of injured players: “It is great to have Parker back. We are looking forward to having Dan Little and Freddie McGeehan back soon as well.”

Montana (0-0)
The Montana Grizz will open their season versus Utah on Saturday. The Grizz have been picked to finish third in the Big Sky Conference following the league’s pre-season coaches poll. Last year, Montana finished third in conference play with an 8-3 record (9-9 overall). Montana is lead by Semion Branzburg, who earned 9 wins in conference play last season, with a 11-7 overall mark. Branzburg was named to his second straight All-Big Sky team last season.

Montana State (0-2)
The Montana State Bobcats have suffered two losses so far this season, 7-0 defeats at the hands of Boise State and Grand Canyon. The Bobcats have a fresh team this year, welcoming four new players to their seven man squad. Harry James leads the Bobcats who is the lone senior on the team this year.

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Match Information
Montana (0-0) at Utah (7-0)
Date: Saturday, February 6
First Serve: 12 p.m. MT
Court: Eccles Tennis Center
Location: Salt Lake City
Coverage: Live Stats

Montana State (0-2) at Utah (7-0)
Date: Saturday, January 30
First Serve: 5 p.m. MT
Court: Eccles Tennis Center
Location: Salt Lake City
Coverage: Live Stats

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Utes Win Two, Remain Undefeated

Utah Men's Tennis Johan Jonhagen

Man of the Match: Sophomore Johan Jonhagen

Salt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah men’s tennis team (7-0, 0-0 Pac-12) defeated Northern Arizona, 7-0, and Weber State, 5-2, to remain undefeated on the season. At 7-0 the Utes now have their best start of a season since 2005, when the Utes went 8-0 before dropping a match to Penn.

“I’m happy with the two wins today, but not content with the way we played,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “If we want to reach our goals, we will have to play and compete better than the way we did today.”

In the morning match against Northern Arizona, the Utes started off slow and almost lost the doubles point, but seniors Jamey Swiggart and Matt Cowley pulled through and were able to clinch the doubles point by defeating Schumann and Taylor 7-6(4) in the deciding doubles match.

In singles play, the Utes won every singles match in straight sets to give the Utes a 7-0 win. Sophomore Johan Jonhagen was appointed Man of the Match.

Utah capped off the day with a 5-2 victory over in-state rival Weber State. Highlight of the day was the return of last year’s MVP Parker McGuiness, who had been out since early November with a fractured ankle.

“It’s so nice to have Parker back in the line up,” said Coach Brateanu. “He has worked very hard to get healthy and will have a major impact on our team this year.”

The Utes took the doubles point in convincing fashion, winning at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, giving them a 1-0 lead.

In singles play Santiago Sierra, Parker McGuiness and David Micevski quickly earned victories at No. 6, No. 3 and No. 4 singles respectively, to put the Utes out of reach for the Wildcats. Santiago Sierra was named Man of the Match.

Next week, Utah will play another double header at the Eccles Tennis Center, when they face the University of Montana (12pm) and Montana State University (5pm).

MATCH RESULTS:
Utah (6-0) def. Northern Arizona (0-2)  7-0

Doubles:
1. Montano/Handel (NAU) def. Weverink/Sierra (UU) 7-6(7)
2. Cowley/Swiggart def. Schumann/Taylor (NAU) 7-6(4)
3. Jonhagen/Micevski (UU) def. Peleg/Fisher (NAU) 6-3
Order of finish: 3,1,2

Singles:
1. Matt Cowley (UU) def. Tim Handel (NAU) 6-4, 7-5
2. Egbert Weverink (UU) def. Ruben Montano (NAU) 6-3, 6-3
3. David Micevski (UU) def. Lucas Taylor (NAU) 6-4, 6-4
4. Jamey Swiggart (UU) def. Felix Schumann (NAU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Johan Jonhagen (UU) def. Jackson Lee (NAU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Santiago Sierra (UU) def. Thomas Fisher (NAU) 7-6(4), 6-2
Order of finish: 5,3,4,6,1,3

MATCH RESULTS
Utah (7-0) def. Weber State (0-2) 5-2

Doubles:
1. Weverink/Sierra (UU) def. Cooper/Goswami (NAU) 6-2
2. Cowley/Swiggart (UU) def. Fought/Gewert (NAU) 6-3
3. Jonhagen/Micevski (UU) def. Chen/Barlow (NAU) 4-3 DNF
Order of finish: 1,2

Singles:
1. Matt Cowley (UU) def. Jakob Gewert (WSU) 6-2, 5-5 defaulted
2. Todd Fought (WSU) def. Egbert Weverink (UU) 7-6(2), 6-3
3. Parker McGuiness (UU) def. Edward Chen (WSU) 6-4, 6-1
4. David Micevski (UU) def. Landon Barlow (WSU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Stefan Cooper (WSU) def. Johan Jonhagen (UU) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4
6. Santiago Sierra (UU) def. Sanjay Goswami (WSU) 6-0, 6-2
Order of finish: 6,3,4,2,1,5

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Utah Hosts Northern Arizona and Weber State

vs NA, WeberSalt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah men’s tennis team (5-0) looks to keep its winning streak alive this weekend, as it takes on Northern Arizona (0-0) and in-state rival Weber State (0-1) on Saturday at the Eccles Tennis Center. Utah will face the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at 12 p.m. and the Weber State Wildcats at 5 p.m. As always, admission is free and fans can park in the lot East of Guardsman way free of charge. Live stats are available here.

Head coach Roeland Brateanu looks forward to the doubleheader: “Weber State is always a tough out. It is a fun in-state rivalry. NAU is a much improved team, so we have two tough matches.”

Northern Arizona (0-0)
Coaches in the Big Sky Conference voted that the Lumberjacks would finish fifth during conference play this season. Last year, Northern Arizona finished sixth out of twelve teams. The Lumberjacks will begin the 2016 season tomorrow at BYU before facing the Utes on Saturday.

Weber State (0-1)
The Wildcats were picked to finish first in the Big Sky. Last year, Weber State finished first during regular season play with just one conference loss.  Weber State has three Second Team All-Conference players returning to its squad this year: Jakub Gewert, Todd Fought and Landon Barlow. Last year, the Utes defeated the Wildcats 6-1 in Salt Lake City. BYU handed the Wildcats their first loss of the 2016 season last Friday, 7-0.

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Match Information
Northern Arizona (0-0) at Utah (5-0)
Date: Saturday, January 30
First Serve: 12 p.m. MT
Court: Eccles Tennis Center
Location: Salt Lake City
Coverage: Live Stats

Weber State (0-1) at Utah (5-0)
Date: Saturday, January 30
First Serve: 5 p.m. MT
Court: Eccles Tennis Center
Location: Salt Lake City
Coverage: Live Stats

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Utes Cruise to 5-0

Utah Men's Tennis Matt Cowley

Senior Matt Cowley

Salt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah men’s tennis team (5-0) maintained its early season momentum on Sunday at the Eccles Tennis Center. Utah notched two victories in its home opener: a 4-0 sweep against the Nevada Wolfpack (1-2) and a 6-1 win over the Idaho State Bengals.

“We survived another weekend and came up with two good wins,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu, “The adjustment back from Hawaii was not easy, but we handled it well.”

The senior tandem of Matt Cowley and Jamey Swiggart secured a quick doubles victory for Utah against Nevada, 6-1. The Utes clinched the doubles point after sophomores Egbert Weverink and Santiago Sierra won a tightly contested tiebreak over the Wolfpack’s team of Robert and Allan, 7-6(5). Utah did not let up in singles play, securing victories at No. 1, No. 5, and No. 6 singles to finish a sweep of Nevada.

Utah rolled in doubles play versus Idaho State, winning 6-3 and 6-0 at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles respectively to gain a 1-0 lead. The Utes extended their lead to 3-0 after sophomores Johan Jonhagen and Santiago Sierra notched wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles positions. Senior Matt Cowley sent the Utes to 5-0 on the season after defeating the Bengal’s Sebastian Edin at the No. 1 spot, 6-2, 6-4. Utah and Idaho State opted to finish the remaining matches, and Egbert Weverink and Jamey Swiggart made the final score 6-1 following wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots.

Utah looks to continue its winning ways as the team hosts Northern Arizona (noon) and Weber State (5 p.m.) on Saturday, January 30 at the Eccles Tennis Center.

MATCH RESULTS:

Utah 4, Nevada 0

Doubles:
1. Weverink/Sierra (UU) def. Allan/Poustie (NEV) 7-6(5)
2. Cowley/Swiggart (UU) def. O’Donovan/Breust (NEV) 6-1
3. Jonhagen/Micevski (UU) vs. Andrada/Margitfalvi Vollath/Clayton (SAC) 6-6
Order of finish: 2,1

Singles:
1. Matt Cowley (UU) def. Ryan Andrada (NEV) 6-3, 6-4
2. Egbert Weverink (UU) vs. Andrew Poustie (NEV) 6-3, 6-2 DNF
3. David Micevski (UU) vs. Mile Cilic (NEV) 6-2, 5-2 DNF
4. Jamey Swiggart (UU) vs. Robert Allan (NEV) 6-3, 4-4 DNF
5. Johan Jonhagen (UU) vs. Robert Margitfalvi (NEV) 6-0, 6-0
6. Santiago Sierra (UU) def. Peter O’Donovan (NEV) 6-2, 6-3
Order of finish: 5,6,1

Utah 6, Idaho State 1

Doubles:
1. Weverink/Sierra (UU) def. Edin/Edin (ISU) 6-3
2. Cowley/Swiggart (UU) vs. Scheepbouwer/Goodwin (ISU) 4-4 DNF
3. Jonhagen/Micevski (UU) def. Filipovich/Steadman (ISU) 6-0
Order of finish: 2,1

Singles:
1. Matt Cowley (UU) def. Sebastian Edin (ISU) 6-2, 6-4
2. Egbert Weverink (UU) def. William Edin (ISU) 6-3, 4-6, 10-5
3. Jamey Swiggart (UU) def.  Bjorn Scheepbouwer (ISU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Johan Jonhagen (UU) def. Josh Goodwin (ISU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Santiago Sierra (UU) def. Francis Filipovich (ISU) 6-1, 6-0
6. ISU def. Utah (default)
Order of finish: 5, 4, 1, 3, 2

 

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Utah Hosts Doubleheader for Home Opener

vs Idaho St, Nevada.jpgSalt Lake City, UT – Fresh off a 3-0 road trip in Hawaii, featuring a win over the 55th ranked San Francisco Dons, the University of Utah men’s tennis team (3-0) returns to Salt Lake City for its home opener on Sunday, January 24. The Utes will match up against the Nevada Wolfpack (1-0) at 10 a.m. and the Idaho State Bengals (0-0) at 3 p.m. Both matches will be played the the Eccles Tennis Center. As always, admission is free and fans can park in the lot East of Guardsman way free of charge. Live stats are available here.

“We are excited for our home opener this Sunday,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu, “Nevada and Idaho State are two good teams, and I look forward to the challenges they pose to our team.”

University of Nevada
The Wolfpack opened its season last week with a 6-1 win at UC Riverside (0-1). Nevada will play BYU (3-0) on Saturday before contesting the Utes. Last year, Nevada finished  with a 9-16 record but made a late season run to the finals of the Mountain West Conference Championship. Senior Ryan Andrada returns to play for the Wolfpack at No. 1 singles. Last season, he lead the team with 20 wins, primarily at No. 3 and No. 4 singles. Andrada is one of four seniors on the team.

Utah Men's Tennis Jamey Swigart

Senior Jamey Swiggart transferred to Utah after his sophomore year

Idaho State
Idaho State will begin its season on Sunday versus Utah. The Bengals have just two players returning from last year’s team, which finished 6-11 overall with a 4-8 record in conference play. The Bengals are Utah senior Jamey Swiggart‘s  former team. Swiggart played for Idaho State during his freshman and sophomore years, anchoring the Bengals at No. 1 singles during the 2014 season before transferring to Utah. Jamey looks forward to facing his old squad: “It’s a fairly new team, but I am excited to play them and see familiar faces. I think it will be a good challenge.”

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Match Information
Nevada (1-0) at Utah (3-0)
Date: Sunday, January 24
First Serve: 10 a.m. MT
Court: Eccles Tennis Center
Location: Salt Lake City
Coverage: Live Stats

Idaho State (0-0) at Utah (3-0)
Date: Sunday, January 24
First Serve: 3 p.m. MT
Court: Eccles Tennis Center
Location: Salt Lake City
Coverage: Live Stats

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Injured Utes Prevail on the Road

 

Senior Matt Cowley

 Honolulu, HI – The injury plagued University of Utah men’s tennis team (3-0) has done something no Utah team has done in over 35 years; win its first three road matches of the year. The Utes hung on for their 3rd victory of the season with a 4-1 win over Sacramento State University.

“To go 3-0 on the road and to do something no Utah team has done in so long is pretty special,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “This is a pretty special group of guys and, despite the many injuries, this is a great start of our season.”

Utah started the day off slow and, for a while, it looked like it was on its way to lose its first doubles point of the year. With the doubles point on the line in the deciding doubles match, Sacramento State served for the match at No. 2 doubles and even had two match points, but Matt Cowley and Jamey Swiggart were able to turn the tide and come up with an improbable victory for the Utes.

Sacramento State quickly evened the score at No. 1 singles where Mikus Losbergs defeated senior Matt Cowley, 6-2, 6-2. But senior Jamey Swiggart put the Utes back up 2-1, with a straight set victory at No. 4 singles. Sophomore Santiago Sierra kept his unbeaten singles streak alive by earning yet another straight set victory at No. 6 singles, putting the Utes up 3-1.

Man of the Match Egbert Weverink finally dealt Sacramento State the final blow, clinching the match for the Utes with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at No. 2 singles.

The Utes will fly back to Salt Lake City tonight and will start preparing for their home opener on Sunday, January 24 to face the University of Nevada at 10am and Idaho State University at 3pm. Both matches will be played at the Eccles Tennis Center.

MATCH RESULTS:
Utah def. Sacramento State 4-1

Doubles:
1. #30 Losbergs/Zemaitelis (SAC) def. Weverink/Sierra (UU) 6-2
2. Cowley/Swiggart (UU) def. Marquez/Miller (SAC) 7-6(2)
3. Jonhagen/Micevski (SAC) def. Vollath/Clayton (SAC) 6-4
Order of finish: 1,3,2

Singles:
1. Mikus Losbergs (SAC) def. Matt Cowley (UU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Egbert Weverink (UU) def. Joaquin Marquez (SAC) 6-4, 6-3
3. David Micevski (UU) vs. Kasparas Zemaitelis (SAC) 6-3, 5-3 DNF
4. Jamey Swiggart (UU) def. Uli Vollath (SAC) 6-4, 6-2
5. Johan Jonhagen (UU) vs. Christopher Clayton (SAC) 4-6, 2-4 DNF
6. Santiago Sierra (UU) def. Dom Miller (SAC) 6-4, 6-1
Order of finish: 1,4,5,2

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