Utes Wrap Up Gopher Invitational

MINNEAPOLIS – The Utah men’s tennis team completed play this afternoon at the Gopher Invitational at the University of Minnesota with Egbert Weverink and David Micevski finishing in fifth place.

Teaming together for the first time this weekend, Micevski and Weverink were able to rally and defeat Grayson Broadus and Richard Ciamarra of Notre Dame. After dropping the doubles point, 7-5, Weverink crushed Ciamarra in singles action, 6-1, 6-4 to even the match. It came down to Micevski, who dropped the first set, 3-6, but rebounded to win the second 6-2 and then capture an exhilarating tiebreak, 12-10 to secure the victory for the Utes.

Over in the Gold draw, Joe Woolley and Randy Cory continued their solid play, beating Stefan Lalovic and Pedro Platzeck of Boise State. After winning the doubles point, 6-4, Cory suffered a 6-3, 6-1 setback to Platzeck. However, Woolley was cruising in his singles match and earned the win, 6-4, 6-2, over Lalovic.

MAROON DRAW
Fifth Place
Broadus/Ciamarra (ND) def. Micevski/Weverink, 7-5
Weverink def. Ciamarra, 6-1, 6-4
Micevski def. Broadus, 3-6, 6-2, 12-10

15th Place
Shainyan/Weverink def. Butters/Heslin, w/o
Weverink def. Butters, w/o
Shainyan def. Heslin, 7-5, 6-0

GOLD DRAW
Fourth Round
Woolley/Cory def. Lalovic/Platzeck (BSU), 6-4
Platzeck def. Cory, 6-3, 6-1
Woolley def. Lalovic, 6-4, 6-2

Speicher/Jaeger (Dart.) def. Sierra/Stoner, 6-4
Sierra def. Speicher, 6-4, 7-5
Jaeger def. Stoner, 7-6, 6-3

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Utes Wrap Up First Day of Gopher Invitational 

MINNEAPOLIS – Utah Men’s tennis concluded the first day of action at the Gopher Invitational. Dan Little and David Micevski advanced to the quarterfinals of the main draw (Maroon) while Santiago Sierra and Chase Stoner also earned wins (Gold bracket).
Micevski and Little won their doubles match against Dartmouth, 7-5 and Micevski sealed progress with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Peter Conklin. Little earned the sweep by rallying to top Casey Ross, 3-6, 6-3, 10-6.
Over in the Gold draw, Sierra and Stoner advanced past a squad from Wisconsin. After gaining the doubles point, 7-5, both Utah players cruised to singles victories to sweep the team of Badgers.
Joe Woolley and Randy Cory were able to win their doubles point against a team from Dartmouth, 7-5, but then lost both singles matches in straight sets.
The Sierra/Stoner and Woolley/Cory combos both won their doubles matches in the second round with the singles matches to be completed tomorrow.
This tournament features a unique format: the Maroon draw is a 16-team compass bracket with pairs competing in a doubles match followed by two singles matches against their foes in a best-of-three format with each victory providing one “point” for the tournament. The team with the most points moves on to the next round.
The Gold draw features two flights of round robin play. After a round-robin format, the pairs will be split up based on results
Saturday will consist of two singles matches and one doubles match. Sunday will consist of one round of each.
MAROON DRAW
First Round

Micevski/Little def. Conklin/Ross (Dartmouth), 7-5

Micevski def. Conklin, 6-2, 6-3

Little def. Ross, 3-6, 6-3, 10-6

 Stevens/Gentry (Oregon) def. Shainyan/Weverink, 6-0

Stevens def. Shainyan, 6-3, 6-4

Gentry def. Weverink, 6-1, 6-2

 Quarterfinals (Doubles only)

Allen/Alpeza (Minnesota) def. Micevski/Little, 6-3

 Consolation Quarterfinals (Doubles only)

Lobak/Levin (Minnesota) def. Shainyan/Weverink, 6-1

 GOLD DRAW

First Round

Sierra/Stoner def. MacKenzie/Sweet (Wisconsin), 7-5

Sierra def. MacKenzie, 6-2, 6-2

Stoner def. Sweet, 6-2, 6-2

 Woolley/Cory def. Speicher/Jaeger (Dartmouth), 7-5

Speicher de. Woolley, 7-5, 6-2

Jaeger def. Cory, 6-4, 6-4

 Second Round (Doubles only)

Sierra/Stoner def. Akihiro/Smith (Oregon), 6-3

Woolley/Cory def. Nunez/Dobbs, 6-2

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Utes Travel to Minneapolis for Gopher Invitational 

Minneapolis, Minnesota- The Utah Men’s Tennis program will travel to Minneapolis for the 2017 Gopher Invitational.
The Utes will be sending Randy Cory, Dan Little, David Micevski, Slava Shainyan, Santiago Sierra, Chase Stoner, Egbert Weverink and Joe Woolley to compete against teams from Boise State, Dartmouth, Denver, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
Tournament Format

The tournament features a unique format: the Maroon draw is a 16-team compass bracket with pairs competing in a doubles match followed by two singles matches against their foes in a best-of-three format with each victory providing one “point” for the tournament. The team with the most points moves on to the next round.

The Gold draw features two flights of round robin play. After a round-robin format, the pairs will be split up based on results for Sunday. Respective finishers with compete with each other in their next pod.

Schedule
Friday’s matches will begin at 9 a.m. with Saturday and Sunday set to begin at 8 a.m. tentatively. Friday will consist of two doubles rounds and one singles match for all players. Saturday will consist of two singles match and one doubles match. Sunday will consist of one round of each.

Maroon Draw
No. 1 seeds David Micevski and Dan Little

Slava Shainyan and Egbert Weverink

Gold Draw
Group Black

Joe Woolley and Randy Cory

Group White
Santiago Sierra and Chase Stoner

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Weverink Wins ITA Singles Crown

PROVO, UT – Egebert Weverink captured the singles title in the consolation bracket of the ITA Mountain Regionals as Utah Men’s Tennis wrapped up play on Saturday afternoon.
Weverink, who entered the event unseeded, won six matches in a row after dropping his opener in the main draw. The senior from the Netherlands won four matches in straight sets, including two today, and the first set in a fifth where his opponent eventually retired. 
He now sits at 10-2 on the season after two fall events. A few weeks ago, he and teammate Joe Woolley won the doubles title at the Utah Intercollegiate.

Utah concludes its fall schedule with a trip to Minneapolis for the Gopher Invitational Nov. 3-5 

RESULTS

Consolation Singles

Egbert Weverink def. Aditya Vashistha (USU), 6-3, 6-3

Egbert Weverink def. Kris Van Wyk (WSU), 6-3, 6-4

Doubles

Trhac/Felix (ISU) def. No. 5 Little/Woolley, 7-6, 1-6, 10-6.

 

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ITA Regionals Day 1 Recap 

PROVO – Four Utes moved into the third round of the main singles draw after day one of the USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals at BYU. The Utah men’s tennis team will also have five competitors in singles consolation play tomorrow, while all four doubles teams remain in action, three in the main draw. 

Dan Little, playing as the No. 1 seed, rolled through Air Force’s Paul Hendrix, 6-0, 6-1 to get things going in singles play and No. 2 seed David Micevski cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Idaho’s Peter Shin 

 

In the nightcap, Little brushed aside Aditya Vashistha of Utah State, 6-2, 6-1 and Micevski was pushed by Utah State’s Felipe Acosta before earning a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 contest to close play around midnight.

 

No. 7 seed Slava Shainyan mashed Max Korkh of Montana, 6-3, 6-2 and then after a first set tiebreak, put down Jonathan Morales of Southern Utah, 7-6, 6-2 to continue his impressive start to the season. Shainyan remains undefeated with a perfect 6-0 mark.

 

Randy Cory was taken to the limit in his straight-set win over Weber State’s Bo Han Li, 7-5, 7-5 and then came through with an upset of the No. 27 seed, New Mexico State’s Stjin De Haan, 6-4, 6-3

 

Egbert Weverink opened the tournament with an easy 6-1, 6-2 win over Southern Utah’s Remus Cope but was then knocked off by the No. 6 seed, Dominic West of New Mexico, 6-3, 6-3.

 

Chase Stoner went to a tiebreak before defeating Joaquim Espnoza of Montana State, 6-5, 7-6 but then dropped his evening match to the No. 17 seed, Northern Arizona’s Lucas Taylor, 6-1, 6-2

 

Azat Hankuliyev was the only Ute to earn a three-set victory in the first round, coming up with an impressive rally to defeat Southern Utah’s Conor Todoff, 5-7, 7-6, 6-1. However, he was unable to win against tougher competition under the lights, falling to the No. 8 seed, Utah State’s Jaime Barajas, 6-4, 6-2

 

In doubles action, all three seeded pairs, Little/Woolley (No. 5), Weverink/Micevski (No. 9) and Shainyan/Cory (No. 16), notched easy victories to advance into tomorrow’s second round. The ITA Mountatin Regionals resume with doubles play at 9 a.m.

 

The event is free and open to the public. Fans can park in the lot near the BYU outdoor tennis courts on the corner of 800 North and 150 East throughout the four-day event.

 

RESULTS

Singles

No. 1 Dan Little def. Paul Hendrix (AFA), 6-0, 6-1

No. 1 Dan Little def. Aditya Vashistha (USU), 6-2, 6-1.

Azat Hankuliyev def. Conor Todoff (SUU), 5-7, 7-6, 6-1

No. 8 Jaime Barajas (USU) def. Azat Hankuliyev, 6-4, 6-2

Ignacio Tejerina (Montana) def. No. 20 Joe Woolley, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2

Egbert Weverink def. Remus Cope (SUU), 6-1, 6-2

No. 6 Dominic West (UNM) def. Egbert Weverink, 6-3, 6-3

Randy Cory def. Bo Han Li (WSU), 7-5, 7-5

Randy Cory def. No. 27 Stjin De Haan (NMSU), 6-4, 6-3

Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. No. 14 Santiago Sierra, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

No. 7 Slava Shainyan def. Max Korkh (Montana), 6-3, 6-2

No. 7 Slava Shainyan def. Jonathan Morales (SUU), 7-6, 6-2

Chase Stoner def. Joaquim Espinoza (MSU), 6-4, 7-6

No. 17 Lucas Taylor (NAU) def. Chase Stoner, 6-1, 6-2

No. 2 David Micevski def. Peter Shin (Idaho), 6-2, 6-2

No. 2 David Micevski def. Felipe Acosta (USU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

 

Doubles

No. 16 Shainyan/Cory def. Malan/Li (WSU), 8-2

No.9 Weverink/Micevski def. Ortega/Rupa (SUU), 8-3 

No. 5 Little/Woolley def. Alberts/Samuelsson (UNLV), 8-3

Schmidl/Canellopoulos (Montana) def. Sierra/Hankuliyev – 8-7

 

TOMORROW’S SCHEDULE

Singles

No. 1 Dan Little vs. No. 32 Phillip Stockmar (UNM) – 12 p.m.

Randy Cory vs. No. 5 Tim Handel (NAU) – 12 p.m.

No. 7 Slava Shainyan vs. TBA – 12 p.m.

No. 2 David Micevski vs. Felix Schumann (NAU) – 1 p.m.

 

Consolation Singles

No. 20 Joe Woolley vs. Kasper Parlklo (MSU) – 1:30 p.m.

No. 14 Santiago Sierra vs. Michael Kritzinger (UNC) – 2:30 p.m.

Azat Hankuliyev vs. TBA

Egbert Weverink vs. TBA

​​​​​​​Chase Stoner vs. TBA

 

Doubles

No. 16 Shainyan/Cory vs. Parlklo/Torrico (MSU) – 9 a.m.

No. 9 Weverink/Micevski vs. Santibanez/Coutinho (Idaho) – 9 a.m. 

No. 5 Little/Woolley vs. Lovera/Huynh (Denver) – 9 a.m.

 

Consolation Doubles

Sierra/Hankuliyev vs. Asmar/Menard (NMSU) – 10 a.m.

 

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Two Utes into Finals at Utah Invitational

Slava Shaniyan 03 UUTNSM16.JPGSALT LAKE CITY, UT – Slava Shainyan remained undefeated, rolling into the “A” flight singles championship, while Joe Woolley and Egbert Weverink will go for the doubles title after day two of the Utah Intercollegiate.

Shainyan moved to 4-0 in singles action with a captivating 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 victory over Sam Serrano of Utah State in the morning and a 6-2, 7-5 win over Sergiu Bucur in the afternoon.

Randy Cory captured his first singles match as a Ute with a smooth win over Felipe Acosta, 6-3, 6-4 then got back in the win column with a 6-3, 7-6 victory over Valdemar Holm.

Weverink captured his third singles win of the tournament with a 7-5, 6-4 triumph over Jose Carvajal in the afternoon session.

Weverink and Woolley captured a doubles match for the second-straight day with a thrilling 7-6 win over Kostya Nesterenko and Robert Margitfalvi of Nevada, moving into tomorrow’s championship match.

The final day of competition at Eccles Tennis Center begins with doubles play at 9 a.m.

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Utah Invitational Day 1 Recap

BC7F9368.JPGSALT LAKE CITY, UT – The Men’s Tennis team closed the first day of the Utah Intercollegiate with six wins in singles play and a pair of doubles victories. Egbert Weverink and Slava Shainyan were both 3-0 on the day to pace the Utes.

The competition started with doubles play as Weverink and Joe Woolley rolled to a 6-2 win over Stefan Cooper and Kris Van Wyk of Weber State, 6-2. Shainyan and newcomer Randy Cory had a more difficult time, but still triumphed over Hou-En Chen and Cesary Walkusz, 7-6

Singles play began with Shainyan beating Kostya Nesterenko of Nevada, 7-5, 6-2 and Weverink defeating Jeremy Merville, 7-5, 6-3. Woolley was able to win in three sets over Peter O’Donovan, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 and Chase Stoner rallied for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Dylan Levitt.

Later in the day, Weverink was victorious again beating O’Donovan, 6-2, 6-4. Shainyan also stayed unbeaten with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Robert Margitfalvi.

Day two of competition at Eccles Tennis Center begins with doubles play at 9 a.m.

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