Micevski Dominates Into 3rd Round


David Micevski in action during his 2nd round match at the ITF Futures in Fountain Valley, CA.

Fountain Valley, CA – After a solid performance on Friday against 16th seeded Nikita Matveyko (RUS), sophomore David Micevski (MKD) dominated in the 2nd round of the ITF Futures in Fountain Valley, California, dispatching Sean Robel (USA), 6-1, 6-0 to advance to the 3rd round of the qualifying draw.

“I feel it was a great win for me and I feel comfortable going into tomorrow’s 3rd round match,” said Micevski. “We played a lot of long rallies and I won because I made fewer unforced errors and overall was more consistent than my opponent today.”

Micevski will continue his quest for his first ATP point on Sunday when he faces Nicholas Shamma (USA) in the 3rd round of the qualifying draw. Shamma reached the third round by defeating Argentinian Luciano Spinetta in the first round and Guillermo Ucelay in the 2nd round.

Tomorrow’s 3rd round match is scheduled to be played not before 11am PT.


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Micevski Advances at ITF Futures

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Sophomore David Micevski (MKD) Advances at ITF Futures in Fountain Valley, Ca

Fountain Valley, CA – Sophomore David Micevski (MKD) defeated 16th seeded Nikita Matveyko (RUS) 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the second round of the qualifying draw at the  Los Cabs Futures in Fountain Valley, California.

Micevski started slow, lost his service game and was down 1-3 before finding his groove. After making some minor adjustments, the Macedonian managed to win 11 of the next 14 games to cruise to a straight set victory.

In the second round the Ute will face Sean Robles (USA) in a match scheduled not before 1pm Saturday at the Los Caballeros Sport Village.

Freshman Slava Shainyan (RUS) couldn’t emulate Micevski’s performance and came up short in a closely contested match against top 10 American Keegan Smith, 5-7, 5-7.

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Utes Prep for ITF Futures

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Sophomore David Micevski

Fountain Valley,CA- David Micevski and Slava Shainyan are currently in Fountain Valley, California in preparation for the ITF F30 Futures, where they will compete against other players aspiring to succeed on the ATP circuit.

The Los Caballeros Sports Village will host this years’ USA F30 Futures. Both Micevski, and Shainyan are looking for their first ATP points of their young careers.

Slava Shainyan will be first to see action today, when he will square off against blue chip recruit and No. 7 junior in the nation Keegan Smith (USA) not before 2.3opm PT.

David Micevski (MKD) will face 16th seeded Nikita Matveyko (RUS) in a match scheduled not before 3.30pm PT. Stay tuned for results.



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Utes Announce 2016/2017 Schedule

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Utah men’s tennis August 25, 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT. (Photo / Steve C. Wilson / University of Utah)

Salt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah men’s tennis team has announced its 2016/2017 schedule. The Utes will have one of the toughest schedules in recent memories, including facing five historic top 10 programs in the road this year.

The Utes will kick-off their 2017 dual season with matchups against regional opponents Idaho State and Weber State on Saturday January 21 and will host the USTA Campus Kids Day. The following weekend the Utes will travel to Columbus, Ohio to play host Ohio State in the first round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.

“We have a spectacular schedule this year,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “With potentially 5 top 10 teams on our schedule, our Pac-12 regular season and annual matches against our regional opponents, I think we have a schedule that will challenge us and help us improve on a weekly basis.”

In the Pac-12 Utah will host Washington, Oregon and Arizona at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center, and will hit the road to play national powerhouses USC, UCLA, Cal and Stanford.

Furthermore, the Utes will travel to face Boise State, Pacific, Iowa, and Marquette.

After dominating the Utah Invitational, the Utes will shift gears and focus on ITA Regionals beginning on October 19th.

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Utes End Utah Invitational on High Note

Parker McGuiness 03 UUTNSM16.JPGSalt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah men’s tennis team finished the final day of the 2016 Utah Invitational Tournament strong winning all but two of their matches and winning three of four tournament titles in singles.

“The goal of this tournament was to play a lot of matches so that we can get a better sense of what we need to improve on,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “It was great to see everyone back in action after a long summer.”

After an injury struck season last year, Parker McGuiness seemed to be back at full speed. The lone senior captured the tournament title in Flight A after going undefeated in singles play without dropping a single set. McGuiness also won the Flight C doubles title partnering Santiago Sierra.

Junior Santiago Sierra on his turn won the Flight C tournament title after going undefeated  as well. Junior Egbert Weverink also went undefeated in the same draw, but Sierra won the tournament by virtue of sets.

Freshman Benjamin Heck tied for first place with tournament winner Schoenherr from the University of Montana. Schoenherr defeated Heck on the first day of the tournament taking the head-to-head.

The tournament crown in Flight B has yet to be determined. Freshman Slava Shainyan will have to face sophomore Joe Woolley to break a three-way tie for first place with Utah State’s Sam Serrano. Serrano currently sits at 4-1, while both Shainyan and Woolley have a 3-1 record.

In doubles play Utah’s Shainyan and Little won Flight A, while Weber State won flights B and D.

The Utes are back in action at the ITF Futures in Fountain Valley, California this upcoming week.


Day 3 Results:

Doubles Results:
Dan Little/Slava Shainyan (Utah) def. Fleming/Tejerina (Montana) 6-1.
Parker McGuiness/Santiago Sierra (Utah) def. Serrano/Bass (USU) 6-1.

Singles Results: 
Parker McGuiness (Utah) def. Cooper (Weber) 6-3,6-4
VanWyk (Weber) def. Dan Little (Utah) 4-6,6-4,6-4
Joe Woolley (Utah) def. Chen (Weber) 7-6,6-3
Santiago Sierra (Utah) def. Walkusz (Weber) 6-4,6-0.
Benjamin Heck(Utah) def. Hintze (Weber) 6-0,2-6,7-5.
Slava Shainyan(Utah) def. Schimdl (Montana) 6-3,6-1
Cooper(Weber) def. Dan Little(Utah) 6-3,6-4
Parker McGuiness (Utah) def. VanWyk (Weber) 7-6,6-1
Slava Shainyan(Utah) def. Chen(Weber) 6-3,6-2.
Eggy Weverink(Utah) def. Walkusz(Weber) 5-7,6-1,6-4.
Azat Hankuliyev(Utah) def. Hintze(Weber) 6,1,6-1.

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Utah Invitational Day 2 Recap

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Freshman Benjamin Heck won both his singles matches Saturday

Salt Lake City, UT- After a slow start to the 2016 Utah Invitational on Friday, The Utes of Utah came red hot out of the gates Saturday. The Utes took 3 of 4 doubles matches from Montana, and  10 of 12 singles matches.

Freshman Benjamin Heck  impressed on Saturday. Heck remained tough throughout both of his singles matches, dropping only 11 games in the process.

Freshman Slava Shainyan started the day off slow against Sam Serrano (Utah State). The Ute was down a set and 3-0, but managed to win the next 8 games in route to a 3-6,6-3,6-4 victory.

Junior Santiago Sierra, as well as sophomore Joe Woolley also won a pair of thrilling 3 set matches over Utah State. In his only singles match of the day, junior Egbert Weverink kept things simple and defeated Utah State senior Nakajima 6-4, 6-3

After dropping his first singles match of the day, redshirt freshman Azat Hankuliyev defeated Montana’s Peter Fleming 6-3,6-3.

Sophomore Dan Little won his only singles match of the day, cruising to a 6-1,6-4 victory over nationally ranked Jaime Barajas (Utah State).

The Utes’ are looking to take Saturday’s swagger and momentum into the final day of play. The Utes will wrap up the Utah Invitational Sunday at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center. First serve is at 9am MT. Parking and admissions will be free.

Dan Little/Slava Shainyan (Utah) def. Schmidl/Canellopolous (Montana) 6-2.
Eggy Weverink/Joe Woolley (Utah) def. Casadevall/Korkh (Montana) 6-1
Parker McGuiness/Santiago Sierra (Utah) def. Fleming/Tejerina (Montana) 6-2.
Hallgren/Schoenherr (Montana) def. Azat Hankuliyev/Benjamin Heck (Utah) 6-3.

Dan Little (Utah) def. #103 Barajas (USU) 6-1,6-4
Slava Shainyan (Utah) def. Serrano (USU) 3-6,6-3,6-4
Eggy Weverink (Utah) def. Nakajima (USU) 6-4,6-3
Bass (USU) def. Azat Hankuliyev (Utah) 6-3,7-5
Joe Woolley (Utah) def. Tejerina (Montana) 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 6-4
Benjamin Heck (Utah) def. Canellpolous (Montana) 6-2,6-2
Parker McGuiness (Utah) def. #103 Barajas (USU) 4-0 ret.
Azat Hankuliyev (Utah) def. Peter Fleming (Montana) 6-3,6-3
Santiago Sierra (Utah) def. Nakajima (Utah St) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Slava Shainyan (Utah) def. Korkh (Montana) 6-4, 6-4
Serrano (Utah St) def. Joe Woolley (Utah) 6-4, 7-5
Benjamin Heck (Utah) def. Hallgren (Utah St.) 6-4, 6-3


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Utah Invitational Day 1 Recap

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After sitting out last season, Joe Woolley impressed at his college debut.

Salt Lake City, UT- The Utah Utes started the year off slow at the 2016 Utah Inviational Tournament at George S. Eccles Tennis Center on Friday. After losing both doubles matches in the morning, the Utes recovered by going 11-5 in singles action.

Four of the eight Ute competitors made their collegiate debut. Joe Woolley impressed with 2 singles victories, while freshman Slava Shainyan, Azat Hankuliyev and Benjamin Heck each won their second singles match of the day.

Lone senior Parker McGuiness, as well as juniors Egbert Weverink and Santiago Sierra each ran the table and won all of their matches, dropping only one set combined.

Dan Little, who impressed last fall, dropped two heartbreakers and went 0-2 in singles play.

The Utes look to carry Friday’s momentum into day 2 of the Utah Invitational on Saturday. First serve will take place at 9 AM MT.

Cooper/ VanWyk (Weber) def. Weverink/Woolley (Utah) 7-5.
Walkusz/Chen (Weber) def. Hankulliyev/Heck  (Utah) 7-5.


Parker McGuiness (Utah) def. Casadevall (Montana) 6-4,6-2.
Schmidl (Montana) def. Dan Little (Utah) 6-7,7-5,7-6.
Mimnagh-Fleming (Montana) def. Slava Shainyan (Utah) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.
Joe Woolley (Utah) def. Canellpoulos (Montana) 6-2,6-2.
Egbert Weverink (Utah) def. Korkh (Montana) 6-3,2-6, 6-2.
Santiago Sierra (Utah) def. Tejerina (Montana) 6-4,6-2.
Hallgren (Montana) def Azat Hankuliyev (Utah) 6-1,4-6,7-5.
Schoenherr (Montana) def. Benjamin Heck (Utah) 6-3,7-5.


Parker McGuiness (Utah) def. Schmidl (Montana) 6-1,6-4.
Casadevall (Montana) def. Dan Little (Utah) 4-6,6-4,6-4.
Slava Shainyan (Utah) def. Canellpoulos (Montana) 6-4,6-0.
Joe Woolley (Utah) def. Mimnagh (Montana) 6-2,7-6.
Eggy Weverink (Utah) def. Tejerina (Montana) 6-4,6-2.
Santiago Sierra (Utah) def. Korkh (Montana) 7-5,6-4.
Azat Hankuliyev (Utah) def. Schoenherr (Montana) 7-6, 4-6, 7-5.
Benjamin Heck (Utah) def. Hallgren (Weber) 6-4, 7-5.




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