The University of Utah men’s tennis team (2-0) beat Cal Poly 4-0, in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday. The Utes will face unbeaten New Mexico (7-0) Sunday at 10am.
Utah started the day off well, winning a very closely contended doubles point. With a loss at No. 1 doubles and a win at No. 3 doubles, Matt Cowley and Alejandro Medinilla outlasted Pang/Barber at No. 2 doubles, 6-5(9) in a back-and-forth thriller to put the Utes up 1-0.
With momentum on their side, Utah, playing without No. 1 singles player Slim Hamza, won every first set and raced out to a 4-0 victory, with wins by Patrick Mayer, Alejandro Medinilla and Cedric Willems.
UTAH 4, CAL POLY 0
#1 Comuzzo/Thomson (CP) beat Hamza/Willems (UTAH) 6-4
#2 Medinilla/Cowley (UTAH) beat Barber/Pang (CP) 6-5(9)
#3 Lane/Tasevac (UTAH) beat Beasley/Daynes (CP) 6-3
Order of finish: 1,3,2
#1. Ben Tasevac (UTAH) vs. Marco Comuzzo (CP) DNF 6-5(5), 4-3
#2. Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) def. Derek Klein (CP) 6-4, 6-1
#3. Cedric Willems (UTAH) def. Corey Pang (CP) 6-4, 6-5(6)
#4. Matt Cowley (UTAH) vs. Naveen Beasley (CP) DNF 6-1, 3-6, 2-3
#5. Devin Lane (UTAH) vs. Gannon Daynes (CP) DNF 6-4, 3-4
#6. Patrick Mayer (UTAH) def. Devin Barber (CP) 6-2, 6-2
Order of finish: 6,2,3