Stanford Edges No. 52 Utah, 4-3

 

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Senior Ben Tasevac beat No. 55 ranked Maciek Romanowicz (Stanford)

Salt Lake City – The University of Utah men’s tennis team (12-4, 0-1) fell to Stanford(7-2, 1-0) on Saturday, 3-4. The Utes narrowly lost the doubles point and fought hard in singles, but just fell short of defeating the Cardinal.

“We let one slip away today,” said assistant coach Roeland Brateanu, “We had our chances in doubles, but couldn’t quite close it out. Stanford did a great job of carrying the momentum into singles.”

Stanford barely took the doubles point from Utah after winning two out of three tiebreak doubles matches. Slim Hamza then fell to John Morrissey at the #1 position, 6-1, 6-4. Senior captain Alejandro Medinilla scored the first point of the day for the Utes after winning 6-2, 6-4 over Daniel Ho at the #3 position. Trey Sobel of Stanford squeaked past Cedric Willems at the #4 position 6-4, 7-6(5). Senior Devin Lane added another point to the Ute’s tally, defeating Anthony Tsodikov 7-6(5), 7-5. Stineman clinched the match for Stanford after beating Matt Cowley 7-5, 6-3 and Senior Ben Tasevac closed the day of play at the #2 position, defeating #55 Maciek Romanowicz 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

The Utes will be back in action on Sunday, March 30th as they will face #16 California at home. The match will be played at the Eccles Tennis Center with the first serve at 11 am MT.

Doubles:
#1 Hamza/Willems(Utah) def. Morrissey/Romanowicz(Stanford) 8-7(6)
#2 Ho/Stineman(Stanford) def. Lane/Tasevac(Utah) 8-7(4)
#3 Ball/Strobel(Stanford) def. Medinilla/Cowley(Utah) 8-7(5)
Order of finish: 1,3,2

Singles:
#1 John Morrissey(Stanford) def. Slim Hamza(Utah) 6-1, 6-4
#2 Ben Tasevac(Utah) def. No. 55 Maciek Romanowicz(Stanford) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
#3 Alejandro Medinilla(Utah) def. Daniel Ho(Stanford) 6-2, 6-4
#4 Trey Strobel(Stanford) def. Cedric Willems(Utah) 6-4, 7-6(5)
#5 Devin Lane(Utah) def. Anthony Tsodikov(Stanford) 7-6(5), 7-5
#6 Robert Stineman(Stanford) def. Matt Cowley(Utah) 7-5, 6-3
Order of finish: 1,3,4,5,6,2

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