For the second time this season, the University of Utah men’s tennis team (11-6, 1-0 Pac-12) earned themselves a victory over a ranked team. The Utes upset No. 42 ranked University of Oregon (13-3, 0-1 Pac-12) on Friday in Salt Lake City, Utah, 5-2. The Utes started the day off slow losing the doubles point, but, for the 8th time this year, found a way to win in singles.
Senior Dmytro Mamedov tied the score for the Utes with a 6-1, 6-3 victory from the No. 1 singles position. Cedric Willems and Ben Tasevac quickly followed with wins from No. 5 and No. 6 singles, putting the Utes up 3-1.
Junior captain Alejandro Medinilla then sealed the deal with a 6-4, 6-3 victory from the No. 3 singles position. With the win, Utah improves to 8-1 at home this season.
The Utes are back in action on Easter Sunday when they face No. 29 ranked University of Washington (13-6) at 2pm in Salt Lake. Weather permitting, the match will be played at Liberty Park.
Utah 5, No. 42 Oregon 2
#1. Mullen/Cambier (ORE) def. Hamza/Lane (UU) 8-6
#2. Clissold/Sardu (ORE) def. Mamedov/Medinilla (UU) 8-5
#3. Maasland/Rovello (ORE) def. Tasevac/Willems (UU) 8-6
Order of finish: 1,3,2
#1. Dmytro Mamedov (UU) def. Robin Cambier (ORE) 6-1, 6-3
#2. Slim Hamza (UU) def. Jeff Mullen (ORE) 6-4, 6-7(5), 3-1 ret.
#3. Alejandro Medinilla (UU) def. Alex Rovello (ORE) 6-4, 6-3
#4. Daan Maasland (ORE) def. Devin Lane (UU) 7-6(7), 7-5
#5. Cedric Willems (UU) def. Daniel Sardu (ORE) 6-2, 6-4
#6. Ben Tasevac (UU) def. Brent Chin (ORE) 6-2, 6-2
Order of finish: 1,5,6,3,2,4