Utes Dispatch Cal Poly, Face New Mexico Sunday

Matt Cowley and Alejandro Medinilla clinched the doubles point for the Utes.

Matt Cowley and Alejandro Medinilla clinched the doubles point for the Utes.

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.

RESULTS:
UTAH 4, CAL POLY 0

Doubles:
#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

Singles:
#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

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