After four straight road losses the Utes have found their winning ways again, beating UC Irvine in Irvine, California 5-2. The Utes, still without the injured Slim Hamza, lost the doubles point, but won five of six singles matches to earn the victory.
With the win, Utah improves to 8-5 on the season and will enjoy a weekend off before heading to Boise, Idaho for the Boise State Spring Classic on March 21.
UC Irvine 2, Utah 5
#1. Medinilla/Mamedov (UU) def. Hammel/Shibahara (UCI) 8-1
#2. Jung/Pham (UCI) def. Willems/Tasevac (UU) 8-5
#3. Agbayani/Hernandez (UCI) def. Lane/Archer (UU) 8-3
Order of finish: 1,3,2
#1. Dmytro Mamedov (UU) def. Ryan Cheung (UCI) 7-5, 6-4
#2. Jacob Jung (UCI) def. Alejandro Medinilla 6-1, 6-2
#3. Rafael Davidian (UU) def. Tyler Pham (UCI) 7-6(1), 6-4
#4. Devin Lane (UU) def. Johnathan Hammel (UCI) 6-0, 6-2
#5. Cedric Willems (UU) def. Shuhei Shibahara (UCI) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
#6. Ben Tasevac (UU) def. Justin Agbayani (UU) 6-2, 6-3
Order of finish: 4,2,6,1,3,5