Utah Shut Out in Pac-12 Championships

Cedric Willems

Senior Cedric Willems lead  7-6(3), 2-1 in his final match

OJAI, Calif. – The seventh-seeded Utah men’s tennis team (11-13, 1-6 Pac-12) was defeated by sixth-seeded Washington (13-10, 2-5 Pac-12) Wednesday during the first round of the 2015 Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Championships at Libbey Park.

The Utes started the match with a valiant effort in doubles action as junior Jamey Swiggart and sophomore Parker McGuiness defeated Joao Barra and Vik Farkas, 8-3 at the No. 2 position. The Huskies rallied to win at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions, taking a 1-0 lead into singles play.

Washington extended their lead to 2-0 as Junior Matt Cowley was defeated by Emmett Egger at the No. 3 singles spot, 6-1, 6-4.  McGuiness fell to Jake Douglas, 6-1, 6-3 at the No. 2 position, and freshman Freddie McGeehan suffered a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Gal Hakak at the No. 4 spot, giving Washington the 4-0 sweep. At the No. 1 singles spot, senior Cedric Willems was up 7-6(3), 2-1 against Mitch Stewart before the match was suspended.

No. 6 Washington 4, No. 7 Utah 0
Doubles
1. Emmet Egger/Jeff Hawke (UW) def. Cedric Willems/Matt Cowley (UTAH) 8-6
2. Parker McGuiness/Jamey Swiggart (UTAH) def. Joao Barra/Vik Farkas (UW), 8-3
3. Jake Douglas/Wendell Watanabe (UW) def. Johan Jonhagen/Santiago Sierra (UTAH), 8-2
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles
1. Mitch Stewart (UW) vs. Cedric Willems (UTAH), susp. (Willems up 7-6(3), 2-1)
2. Jake Douglas (UW) def. Parker McGuiness (UTAH), 6-1, 6-3
3. Emmett Egger (UW) def. Matt Cowley (UTAH), 6-1, 6-4
4. Gal Hakak (UW) def. Freddie McGeehan (UTAH), 6-2, 6-1
5. Jeff Hawke (UW) vs. Johan Jonhagen (UTAH), susp. (Hawke up 6-3, 5-4)
6. Viktor Farkas (UW) vs. Jamey Swiggart (UTAH), susp. (tied, 6-4, 0-6)
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 4

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Utah Opens Pac-12 Championships Versus Washington

Cedric Willems

Cedric Willems

Ojai, California – The University of Utah men’s tennis team (11-12, 1-6 Pac-12) plays in the first round of the Pac-12 tournaments against No. 61 Washington (12-10, 2-5 Pac-12) on Wednesday at 3 p.m. PT. The tournament will be held at Libbey Park in Ojai, California.

The Utes fell to Washington during the regular season at home, 4-0, but have regained momentum following a 4-2 victory over Arizona. The Huskies recently suffered a a 4-1 loss against No. 51 Oregon to complete the regular season with a 2-5 record in Pac-12 play.

Utah is the six-seed and Washington is the seven-seed. The winner will move on to face three-seed and 15th ranked UCLA on Thursday at 3 p.m. MT. Click here to view the 2015 Men’s Pac-12 Tennis Championship Bracket.

Match Information
Utah (11-12, 1-6 Pac-12) vs. No. 61 Washington (12-10, 2-5 Pac-12)
Date: Wednesday, April 22
First Serve: 2 p.m. PT
Court: Libbey Park
Location: Ojai, California
Coverage: Pac-12.com

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Utes Clinch First Pac-12 Victory on Senior Day


SALT LAKE CITY –
 The University of Utah men’s tennis team (11-12, 1-6 Pac-12) finished its regular season and sent out its seniors on a high note Saturday at Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy as it defeated Arizona (8-18, 0-7 Pac-12) 4-2 for its first Pac-12 Conference win of the season.

Utah got off to a fast start in doubles, securing a point behind wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 sports. Senior Cedric Willems and junior Matt Cowley teamed up at the No. 1 spot to route Arizona’s Shoki Kashara and David Mushayev, 6-2. The freshmen tandem of Santiago Sierra and Johan Jonhagen then followed with a 6-3 win over Matt Dunn and Jason Jaruvang at the third slot to clinch the doubles point for the Utes.

The Wildcats tied the match at 1-1 when Willems was defeated by No. 63 Naoki Takeda, 6-2, 6-0 at the No. 1 singles position. Cowley topped Mushayev at the No. 3 slot, 7-5, 6-0, to put the Utes back up 2-1.

The match was then tied again after Sierra lost to Kashara at the fifth spot, 6-0, 6-3, making the score 2-2, but Utah responded as McGuiness upended Jaruvang at the No. 2 spot, 6-1, 6-4. Junior Jamey Swiggart netted the match deciding point at the sixth slot with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Trevor James, making the final score 4-2.

The Utes close out their season at the 2015 Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Championships April 22-26 in Ojai, Calif.

Utah 4, Arizona 2 
Singles
1. #63 Naoki Takeda (AZ) def. Cedric Willems (UTAH) 6-2, 6-0
2. Parker McGuiness (UTAH) def. Jason Jaruvang (AZ) 6-1, 6-4
3. Matt Cowley (UTAH) def. David Mushayev (AZ) 7-5, 6-0
4. Johan Jonhagen (UTAH) vs. Will Kneale (AZ) 7-6 (7-3), 3-2 unfinished
5. Shoki Kashara (AZ) def. Santiago Sierra (UTAH) 6-0, 6-3
6. Jamey Swiggart (UTAH) def. Trevor James (AZ) 6-2, 7-5
Order of finish: 1,3,5,2,6

Doubles
1. Matt Cowley/Cedric Willems (UTAH) def. Shoki Kashara/David Mushayev (ZONA) 6-2
2. Jamey Swiggart/Parker McGuiness (UTAH) vs. Trevor James/Naoki Takeda (ZONA) 4-3, unfinished
3. Santiago Sierra/Johan Jonhagen (UTAH) def. Matt Dunn/Jason Jaruvang (ZONA) 6-3
Order of finish: 1,3

 

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Utah hosts Arizona for Senior Day

vs ArizonaThe University of Utah men’s tennis team (10-12, 0-6 Pac-12) hosts the Arizona Wildcats (8-17, 0-6 Pac-12) on Saturday at 11 a.m. to close out the regular season before heading to the Pac-12 Championships. The match will be played at Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy, weather permitting.

The Utes fell to No. 56 Oregon and No. 62 Washington at home last weekend as several players suffered injuries. Utah looks to win its first conference match of the season while honoring seniors Slim HamzaCedric Willems, and Justin Archer.

Last year, No 53. Utah was upset by Arizona on the road, 4-1. The Utes rebounded in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament, ousting Arizona 4-0.

Arizona is led by No. 63 Naoki Takeda, who is 14-2 in singles play this season. The Wildcats have yet to clinch a road or conference victory, and Saturday’s match will conclude their regular season.

Live stats will be provided for this match. Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy’s address is 1216 Wasatch Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84109. As always, admission is free!

Match Information
Arizona (8-17, 0-6 Pac-12) at Utah (10-12, 0-6 Pac-12)
Date: Friday, April 18
First Serve: 11 a.m. MT
Court: Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy (weather permitting)
Location: Salt Lake City
Coverage: Live Stats

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Injured Utes Fall to No. 56 Oregon


Salt Lake City – 
The University of Utah men’s tennis team (10-12, 0-6 Pac-12) was defeated by Oregon (13-8, 2-4 Pac-12) on Friday at Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy, 4-0.

On a day where three players were unable to play due to injury, the Utes struggled to gain traction in doubles playing, falling at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions. Up 1-0, Oregon maintained the momentum in singles play. Freshman Santiago Sierra was defeated by Jayson Amos at the No. 4 slot, 6-2, 6-1, while Willems was defeated by No. 122 Daan Maasland at the first position, 6-3, 6-1. Oregon clinched the match at 4-0 when Louis-Phillippe Gascon suffered a 7-5, 6-1 loss to Joey Swaysland at the No. 6 spot. All other matches were abandoned.

Matt Cowley - Photo Credit: Chris Samuels, The Daily Utah Chronicle

Matt Cowley – Photo Credit: Chris Samuels, The Daily Utah Chronicle

Utah closes out its regular season on Saturday, April 18 at home versus Arizona. The match will start at 11 a.m. at Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy, weather permitting.

#56 Oregon 4, Utah 0

Singles
1. #122 Daan Maasland (OREGON) def. Cedric Willems (UTAH) 6-3, 6-1
2. Daniel Sardu (OREGON) vs. Parker McGuiness (UTAH) 6-4, 5-2 unfinished
3. Matt Cowley (UTAH) vs. Simon Stevens (OREGON) 7-5, 3-3 unfinished
4. Jayson Amos (OREGON) def. Santiago Sierra (UTAH) 6-2, 6-1
5. Cormar Clissold (OREGON) vs. Jamey Swiggart (UTAH) 6-3, 5-2 unfinished
6. Joey Swaysland (OREGON) def. Louis-Phillippe Gascon (UTAH) 7-5, 6-1
Order of finish: 4,1,6

Doubles
1. Matt Cowley/Cedric Willems (UTAH) vs. Daan Maasland/Simon Stevens (OREGON) 4-2
2. Cormar Clissold/Jayson Amos (OREGON) def. Parker McGuiness/Jamey Swiggart (UTAH) 6-1
3. Joey Swaysland/Brent Chin (OREGON) def. Santiago Sierra/Justin Archer (UTAH) 6-1
Order of finish: 2,3

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Utes Struggle to Close, Fall to No. 62 Washington

Parker McGuiness secured the Utes sole point of the day at No. 2 singles - Photo Credit: Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle

Parker McGuiness secured the Utes sole point of the day at No. 2 singles – Photo Credit: Chris Samuels, Daily Utah Chronicle

Salt Lake City – The University of Utah men’s tennis team (10-11, 0-5 Pac-12) dropped a 4-1 decision to the 62nd ranked Washington Huskies (11-9, 1-4 Pac-12) at Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy. The Utes look to rebound in another Pac-12 home bout versus No. 56 Oregon on Sunday at 12 p.m. MT at Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy.

“After a poor start in doubles, we grabbed Washington by the throat in singles,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu, “But we simply forgot to close.”

The Huskies secured the doubles point after topping the Utes at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles, but the Utes responded in singles play, securing the first set at the No. 2, No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6 singles positions. Then, Jake Doulas put Washington up 2-0 after defeating senior Cedric Willems 6-1, 6-4 at the No. 1 signles spot. Sophomore Parker McGuiness cliched the Utes solo point of the day at No. 2 singles after cruising past Gal Hakak, 6-1, 6-4. Washington increased its lead to 3-1 when Emmet Egger edged freshman Freddie McGeehan at the No. 3 spot, 6-4, 6-3. Jeff Hake then cliched the match for the Huskies following 3-set win over freshman Santiago Sierra, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.

The Utes continue their home stand on Sunday versus No. 56 Oregon (12-8, 1-4 Pac-12) at 12 p.m. MT. The conference matchup will be played at Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy: 1216 Wasatch Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84109. As always, admission is free! Click here for live stats.

No. 62 Washington 4, Utah 1

Singles
1. Jake Douglass (UW) def. Cedric Willems (UU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Parker McGuiness (UU) def. Gal Hakak (UW) 6-1, 6-4
3. Emmet Egger (UW) def. Freddie McGeehan (UU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Matt Cowley (UU) vs. Joao Barra (UW) 6-3, 5-7, 4-3 (unfinished)
5. Jeff Hawke (UW) def. Santiago Sierra (UU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
6. Jamey Swiggart (UU) vs. Viktor Farkas (UW) 6-2, 5-7, 3-3 (unfinished)
Order of finish: 1,2,3,5

Doubles
1. #48 Egger/Hawke (UW) def. Willems/Cowley (UU) 6-4
2. Barra/Farkas (UW) vs. Swiggart/McGuiness (UU) 6-5 (unfinished)
3. Douglass/Watanabe (UW) def. Sierra/McGeehan (UU) 6-4
Order of finish: 1,3

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Utah Hosts No. 62 Washington and No. 56 Oregon

vs WashingtonThe University of Utah men’s tennis team (10-10, 0-4 Pac-12) hosts two conference matches this weekend: No. 62 Washington (10-9, 0-4 Pac-12) on Friday at 4 p.m. MT, and No. 56 Oregon (11-8, 0-4 Pac-12) on Sunday at 12 p.m. MT. Both matches will be played at Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy, weather permitting.

The 62nd ranked Washington Huskies have yet to secure a road or Pac-12 victory this season. Last weekend, Washington fell at home to No. 33 California, 4-3, and No. 38 Stanford, 5-2. The Huskies are led by freshman Mitch Stewart, who is ranked No. 99 in the nation in singles play. Washington’s doubles team of Emmet Egger and Jeff Hawke is   ranked No. 48 and holds a record of 11-4. Last year, No. 58 Utah defeated Washington in Seattle, 4-2.vs Oregon

No. 56 Oregon faces Arizona in Tucson before traveling to Salt Lake City. The Ducks are   1-6 on the road this season and winless in Pac-12 play. Oregon’s Daan Maasland is ranked 122nd in singles play and recently upset No. 38 Stanford’s 43rd-ranked Tom Fawcett at No. 1 singles. No. 58 Utah cliched a conference victory last year by upsetting No. 27 Oregon on the road, 4-2.

Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy’s address is 1216 Wasatch Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84109. As always, admission is free! Click here for live stats.

Match Information

No. 62 Washington (10-9, 0-4 Pac-12) at Utah (10-10, 0-4 Pac-12)
Date: Friday, April 10
First Serve: 4 p.m. MT
Court: Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy (weather permitting)
Location: Salt Lake City
Coverage: Live Stats

No. 56 Oregon (11-8, 0-4 Pac-12) at Utah (10-10, 0-4 Pac-12)
Date: Sunday, April 12
First Serve: 12 p.m. MT
Court: Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy (weather permitting)
Location: Salt Lake City
Coverage: Live Stats

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