Utah Shuts Out Utah State and Seattle

SALT LAKE CITY – The day after falling to No. 45 Boise State, Utah men’s tennis (7-1) had two successful outings on Saturday, defeating Utah State (3-5) and Seattle (2-5) at the Eccles Tennis Center.

The Utes swept every point on Saturday, resulting in two decisive 7-0 victories, while dropping only one set. Sophomore Justin Archer made his debut for the Utes at No. 6 singles, defeating Jasol Bediones of Seattle 6-4, 6-5(4).Utah Men's Tennis

Assistant coach Roeland Brateanu reflected on the double-header: “It’s a good bounce back win for the Utes today. We are very excited, especially for Justin Archer to record a win in his singles debut.”

Utah will hit the road next week, playing two matches in Denver. The Utes will face No. 52 Denver (3-2) on Friday and DePaul (1-3) on Saturday.

Results:

Utah 7, Utah State 0

Doubles:

#1 Hamza/Willems (Utah) def. Baumgartner/Fritz (Utah State) 6-4
#2 Tasevac/Lane (Utah) def. Sweet/Schneider (Utah State) 6-2
#3 Whiting/Levesque (Utah State) vs. Medinilla/Cowley (Utah) 5-3 (DNF)

Order of finish: 2,1

Singles:

#1 Slim Hamza (Utah) def. Dennis Baumgartner (Utah State) 6-2, 6-2
#2 Ben Tasevac (Utah) def. Frederik Peterson (Utah State) 6-3, 6-3
#3 Alejandro Medinilla (Utah) def. Marcus Fritz (Utah State) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)
#4 Cedric Willems (Utah) def. Matt Sweet (Utah State) 6-3, 6-3
#5 Devin Lane (Utah) def. Sebastian Schneider (Utah State) 6-2, 6-5(5)
#6 Matt Cowley (Utah) def. Andrew Whiting (Utah State) 6-0, 6-1

Order of finish: 6, 1, 4, 2, 3, 5

Utah 7, Seattle 0

Doubles:
#1 Hamza/Cedric Willems (Utah) def. Lynch/Bediones (Seattle) 6-1
#2 Tasevac/Lane (Utah) def. Topp/Kosanke (Seattle) 6-3
#3 Medinilla/Cowley (Utah) def. Newman/Leahy (Seattle) 6-4

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles:
#1 Slim Hamza (Utah) def. Kevin Lynch (Seattle) 6-1, 6-5(2)
#2 Ben Tasevac (Utah) def. Will Todd (Seattle) 6-1, 6-2
#3 Alejandro Medinilla (Utah) def. Zach Kosanke (Seattle) 6-1, 6-3
#4 Devin Lane (Utah) def. Ian Clare (Seattle) 6-2, 6-1
#5 Matt Cowley (Utah) def. Riley Newman (Seattle) 6-3, 6-1
#6 Justin Archer (Utah) def. Jasol Bediones (Seattle) 6-4, 6-5(4)

Order of finish: 4, 1, 2, 5, 6, 3

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