Freddie McGeehan Joins Utes

Freddie McGeehan of London, UK, will join the Utes in January

Freddie McGeehan of London, UK, will join the Utes in January

The University of Utah men’s tennis team today announced the commitment of Freddie McGeehan to join the Utes in this upcoming spring semester.

“We are very excited with Freddie’s commitment to our program,” said head men’s tennis coach Roeland Brateanu. “He is a tremendous player with a great work ethic, who will bring a great deal of excitement and energy to our program. Freddie is a diamond in the rough with his best tennis still ahead of him. We can’t wait to start working with him.”

Born and raised in London, England, McGeehan has a 12-9 record on the ITF Junior Tour and a world ranking of 465, with a semifinal singles appearance in the ITF event in Abu Dabi (2014) and a doubles finals appearance in the Armenia ITF (2014). At one point he was the 5th highest ranked British player in the world under the age of 17.

Just this past week, McGeehan made it to the quarterfinals of a British Tour event in Swansea after beating Omar Al Awadhi, who ranked as high as 805 on the ATP World Rankings.

IMG_1877“I feel privileged to be a part of such a fantastic set up, so happy be to be a UTE and can’t wait to start fighting for the team,” said McGeehan. “It was not an easy decision at first, as I was weighing all the various options. But the good feeling and honesty that came over from the coaches and the feeling of the place itself on social media made it a very easy decision in the end. I know I will be a proud Ute as I will take full advantage of everything the U has to offer.”

Posted in Recruiting News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Utah Wraps Up Play at ITA Regionals

Cedric Willems

Cedric Willems

LAS VEGAS - The Utah men’s tennis concluded play at the ITA Mountain Regionals Saturday at the Darling Tennis Center.

“Although the end of this tournament was sour, I think Cedric can be very proud of his performance and the progression he has made,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “He has showed that he can play at a high caliber against tough opponents.”

After reaching the singles main draw semifinals with four consecutive victories, fifteenth-seeded senior Cedric Willems suffered a hard-fought 6-7, 7-5, 7-5 loss to Denver’s first-seeded Henry Craig.

In consolation doubles action, junior Matt Cowley and freshman Santiago Sierra were defeated in the quarterfinal round to Stefan Cooper and Sanjay Goswami of Weber State, 8-7.

SINGLES 
Main Draw
 
Semifinals 
#1 Henry Craig (Denver) def. #15 Cedric Willems (Utah), 6-7, 7-5, 7-5

DOUBLES 
Consolation Draw
 
Quarterfinals 
Stefan Cooper/Sanjay Goswami (Weber State) def. Matt Cowley/Santiago Sierra (Utah), 8-7 

Posted in Schedule/Results | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Willems Advances to Semifinals at ITA Regionals

Cedric Willems

Cedric Willems

Oct. 17, 2014

LAS VEGAS - Utah men’s tennis’ senior Cedric Willems captured his fourth consecutive win Friday at the Darling Tennis Center to advance to the ITA Regional singles semifinals.

Fifteenth-seeded Willems battled Nevada Reno’s 10th-seeded Moez Chargui in the quarterfinals and dropped the first set 3-6. But Willems rallied in second set, taking it by the same margin, 6-3. He then topped Chargui in the third set 6-2 to clinch the victory. Willems is slated to take on first-seeded Henry Craig of Denver Saturday at 10 a.m. PT in the semifinals.

Although the Utes are out of main-draw doubles competition, junior Matt Cowley and freshman Santiago Sierra reached the doubles consolation quarterfinals with two wins Friday in the second and third rounds. The duo will face Weber State’s Sanjay Goswami and Stefan Cooper Saturday at 10 a.m. PT.

SINGLES
Main Draw

Quarterfinals
#15 Cedric Willems (Utah) def. #10 Moez Chargui (Nevada Reno), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Semifinals
#15 Willems vs. #1 Henry Craig (Denver), Saturday at 10 a.m.

Consolation Draw
Third Round
Matt Cowley (Utah) def. Felipe Fonseca (Idaho), 6-2, 7-5
Diogo Rocha (Denver) def Santiago Sierra (Utah), 6-4, 6-3
Louis-Philippe Gascon (Utah) def. Andrew Nakajima (Utah State), 7-6, 6-2
Jamey Swiggart (Utah) def. Peter Mimnahg-Fleming (Montana), 6-4, 6-3

Fourth Round
Kester Black (Northern Arizona) def. Cowley, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Victor Brown (BYU) def. Gascon, 6-3, 6-4
Mile Cilic (Nevada Reno) def. Swiggart, 6-1, 6-1

DOUBLES
Main Draw

Round of 16
#5 Goryachkov/Sargeant (BYU) def. #9 Swiggart/Willems (Utah), 8-3
#8 Hignett/Van Leijsen (New Mexico) def. Archer/Jonhagen (Utah), 8-5

Consolation Draw
Second Round
Cowley/Sierra (Utah) def. Douglas/Goldberg (NMSU), 8-3
Cosmai (Utah State)/Harvala (Montana State) def. Gascon (Utah)/Abraham (UNLV), 8-0

Third Round
Cowley/Sierra def. Baumgartner/Swindells (Utah State), 8-7

Quarterfinals
Cowley/Sierra vs. Cooper/Goswami (Weber State), Saturday at 10 a.m.

Posted in Schedule/Results | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Willems Advances to Quarterfinals, Two Doubles Teams to Rd of 16 at ITA Regionals

Cedric Willems

Cedric Willems

LAS VEGAS - The Utah men’s tennis team saw senior Cedric Willems advance to the singles main draw quarterfinals Thursday at the ITA Mountain Regional tournament at the Darling Tennis Center. Willems and junior Jamey Swiggart, as well as junior Justin Archer and freshman Johan Jonhagen advance in the doubles main draw to the round of 16.

Despite being swept the first set against 24th-seeded Karan Salwan of Utah State, 15th-ranked Willems captured the second and third sets, 6-2, 6-3. He then went on to upset Boise State’s seventh-seeded Tomasz Tenreiro in the round of 16, 7-5, 6-2. He is slated to battle 10th-seeded Moez Chargui of Nevada Reno at 11:30 a.m. PT. In the singles consolation draw, juniors Matt Cowley and Swiggart, as well as freshmen Santiago Sierra and Louis-Philippe Gascon, all advanced to the third round of competition.

In the doubles main draw round of 32, ninth-seeded Swiggart and Willems defeated Gascon and Ozzie Abraham, 8-3, while Archer and Jonhagen upset BYU’s ninth-seeded Shane Monroe and Robin Pfister, 8-3. Both Ute doubles pairs will begin competition in the round of 16 Friday at 9 a.m. PT.

SINGLES
Main Draw

Round of 32
#15 Cedric Willems (Utah) def. #24 Karan Salwan (Utah State), 0-6, 6-2, 6-3

Round of 16
#15 Willems def. #7 Tomasz Tenreiro (Boise State), 7-5, 6-2
Quarterfinals
#15 Willems vs. #10 Moez Chargui (Nevada Reno), Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Consolation Draw
First Round
Matt Cowley (Utah) def. Todd Fought (Weber State), 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Santiago Sierra (Utah) def. Andre Napolitana (Montana State), 6-1, 6-3
Justin Archer (Utah), bye

Second Round
Cowley def. Tomasz Soltyka (Montana), 6-3, 6-4
Sierra def. Sanjay Goswami (Utah State), 6-4, 6-2
Louis-Philipe Gascon (Utah) def. Eric Schuermans (UNC), 6-4, 6-4
Jamey Swiggart (Utah) def. Eric Marbach (Denver), 6-3, 6-4
Germain Degardin (NMSU) def. Johan Jonhagen (Utah), 6-4, 7-5
David Fox (Denver) def. Justin Archer (Utah), 6-2, 6-4

Third Round
Cowley vs. Felipe Fonseca (Idaho), Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Sierra vs. Diogo Rocha (Denver), Friday at 11 a.m.
Gascon vs. Andrew Nakajima (Utah State), Friday at 10 a.m.
Swiggart vs. Peter Mimnahg-Fleming (Montana), Friday at 11 a.m.

DOUBLES
Main Draw

Round of 32
#7 Pfister/Trecakov (NMSU) def. Cowley/Sierra (Utah), 8-7
#9 Swiggart/Willems (Utah) def. Gascon (Utah)/Abraham (UNLV), 8-3
Archer/Jonhagen (Utah) def. #9 Monroe/Pfister (BYU), 8-3

Round of 16
#9 Swiggart/Willems (Utah)vs. #5 Goryachkov/Sargeant (BYU), Friday at 9 a.m.
Archer/Jonhagen (Utah) vs. Hignett/Van Leijsen (New Mexico), Friday at 9 a.m.

Consolation Draw
Second Round
Cowley/Sierra vs. Douglas/Goldberg (NMSU), Friday at 10 a.m.
Gascon/Abraham vs. Cosmai (Utah State)/Harvala (Montana State), Friday at 9 a.m.

Posted in Schedule/Results | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Utah Men’s Tennis Advances to Round of 32 at ITA Regionals

Cedric Willems

Cedric Willems

Oct. 15, 2014

LAS VEGAS - After the first day of competition of the ITA Mountain Regional tournament at the Darling Tennis Center, Utah men’s tennis prepares for action in both the singles and doubles rounds of 32 beginning Thursday.

In the main draw, four of seven Utes captured singles victories in the round of 128 to advance to the round of 64. Senior and 15th-seeed Cedric Willems was ultimately the only Ute to maintain his winning momentum and defeated Aidan Carrazedo of BYU, 6-2, 6-0. Willems will now battle 24th-seeded Karan Salwan of Utah State Thursday at 11:30 a.m. PT in the round of 32.

In doubles action, all four of Utah’s pair netted first round victories and will begin battle in the round of 32 Thursday at 9 a.m. PT.

SINGLES

Main Draw

Round of 128
Johan Jonhagen (Utah) def. Nico Carpenter (Air Force) 6-4, 7-6
Yannik James (Denver) def. #25 Matt Cowley (Utah), 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
#21 Liam Goldberg (NMSU) def. Santiago Sierra (Utah), 6-1, 6-4
Jamey Swiggart (Utah) def. Jake Sheldon (UNC), 6-2, 6-0
Louis-Philippe Gascon (Utah) def. Alexandr Rudenco (Montana), 7-6, 6-2
Marcus Fritz (Utah State) def. Justin Archer (Utah), 6-2, 6-2
#15 Cedric Willems (Utah), bye

Round of 64
#1 Henry Craig (Denver) def. Jonhagen, 6-1, 6-2
#25 Strahinja Trecakov (NMSU) def. Swiggart, 6-3, 7-6
#15 Willems def. Aidan Carrazedo (BYU), 6-2, 6-0
#25 Mitch McDaniels (New Mexico) def. Gascon, 6-1, 6-4
Round of 32
#15 Willems vs. #24 Karan Salwan (USU) at 11:30 a.m.

Consolation Draw

First Round
Cowley vs. Todd Fought (Weber State) at 10 a.m.
Sierra vs. Andre Napolitana (Montana State) at 10 a.m.
Archer vs. #11 David Fox (Denver) at 2:30 p.m.

Second Round
Gascon vs. Eric Schuermans (UNC) at 1 p.m.
Swiggart vs. Eric Marbach (Denver) at 1 p.m.
Jonhagen vs. Germain Degardin (NMSU) at 2:30 p.m.

DOUBLES

Main Draw 

Round of 64
#9 Cowley/Sierra (Utah) def. Salwan/Sweet (Utah State), 8-4
Gascon (Utah)/Abraham (UNLV) def. Knight/Loughnan (UNC), 8-7
#9 Swiggart/Willems (Utah) bye.
Archer/Jonhagen (Utah) def. Baumgartner/Swindells (Utah State), 8-5

Round of 32
Cowley/Sierra vs. #7 Pfister/Trecakov (NMSU) at 9 a.m.
#9 Swiggart/Willems vs. Gascon/Abraham at 9 a.m.
Archer/Jonhagen vs. #9 Monroe/Pfister (BYU) at 9 a.m.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Utes Travel to ITA Mountain Regional

ITA Mountain Regional Draws

Jamey Swiggart

Jamey Swiggart

Las Vegas, NV – The University of Utah men’s tennis team is in Las Vegas, Nevada to compete in the ITA Mountain Regional. The tournament begins today, October 15, and runs through October 19. All matches will be played at the Darling Tennis Center. Utah is represented by senior and vice-captain Cedric Willems, juniors Jamey SwiggartJustin Archer, and Matt Cowley, redshirt freshman Louis-Philippe Gascon, and freshmen Johan Jonhagen and Santiago Sierra.

Singles
Cedric Willems (UU) is seeded No. 15 and will face the winner of Zach Fryer (DU) and Aidan Carrazedo (BYU).

All other Utes will play matches in the first round. No. 25 seed Matt Cowley (UU) is matched up with Yannik James (DU). Johan Jonhagen (UU) is set to play Nico Carpenter (AFA). Jamey Swiggart (UU) will compete against Jake Sheldon (UNC).

Santiago Sierra (UU) will face No. 21 seed Liam Goldberg (NMSU). Louis-Philippe Gascon (UU) plays Alexander Rudenco (NM) in the first round. Justin Archer (UU) is matched up against an in-state opponent, Marcus Fritz (USU).

Doubles
Swiggart/Willems (UU) are the No. 9 seed and have a bye in the first round. Cowley/Sierra (UU) will play in-state rivals Sweet/Salwan (USU) in the first round. Archer/Sierra (UU) are also matched with an in-state opponent. They will face Baumgartner/Swindells (USU).

Check this website, utahutes.com, and our social media pages for updates.

Posted in Schedule/Results | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Utes Wrap Up Utah Intercollegiate Tournament

Junior Matt Cowley

Junior Matt Cowley

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah men’s tennis team closed out its 11th-annual Utah Intercollegiate Saturday at Coach Mike’s Tennis Academy. Shane Monroe of BYU captured the singles Flight A championship title, while Utah State’s Shane Schneider netted the Flight B title. Cougars Francis Sargeant and David Ball walked away with the doubles title.

“We all knew that our learning process would come with ups and downs and, after two good days, today was a difficult one,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “Of course I had hoped for better results today, but overall we can look back at a satisfying tournament where we made solid improvements. We’ll need to learn to start better and come out with more energy. But that’s on me as a coach. I need to do a better job of getting my guys ready to play.”

Flight A
Senior and second-seeded Cedric Willems was defeated by fourth-seeded Monroe, 6-0, 6-3, while junior Matt Cowley claimed third place. Freshman Santiago Sierra nabbed a victory over BYU’s Juan Canales, 6-3, 7-6(4) in the consolation bracket.

Flight B
Freshman Louis-Philippe Gascon captured third place when he downed Utah State’s Tomas Cosmai, 6-3, 6-4. In the consolation bracket, freshman Johan Jonhagen was defeated in the final round by Jeremy Bourgeois of BYU, 6-1, 7-5, while junior Justin Archer captured a win over Aggie Andrew Nakajima, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(5).

Doubles
Willems and junior Jamey Swiggart were defeated in the doubles championship by BYU’s Sargeant and Ball, 8-4, while Cowley and Sierra claimed third place with an 8-3 victory over Schneider and Marcus Fritz of Utah State. In the consolation bracket, Gascon and Jonhagen lost to Aggies Jack Swindells and Karan Salawan, 8-0.

The Utes return to action in Las Vegas, Oct. 15-19, at the ITA Regionals.

Updated Draws

Posted in Schedule/Results | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment