No. 58 Utah Upends Washington, 4-2

Senior Captain Alejandro Medinilla

Senior Captain Alejandro Medinilla

Seattle, Wash. – The University of Utah men’s tennis team (14-5, 2-2) clinched their second Pac-12 victory of the season on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Washington Huskies(10-10, 1-3) on the road, 4-2.

“We played yet another competitive match and came up with a great win on the road over a solid Washington Huskies team,” said Assistant Coach Roeland Brateanu.

The Utes started the day strong, clinching the doubles point behind wins at the #1 and #3 positions. Washington evened the score at 1-1, after Max Manthou defeated Senior Ben Tasevac  6-1, 6-2 at the 2nd singles position. Michael Chamerski put the Huskies up 2-1 after getting past Matt Cowley at the #6 position, 6-3, 6-4.

Cedric Willems tied the match after winning at the #4 position 7-5, 6-4 over Jeff Hawke. Slim Hamza rallied at the top spot to edge Emmet Egger 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, putting the Utes ahead 3-2. Senior captain Alejandro Medinilla clinched the road victory for Utah after defeating Gal Hakak 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 at the #3 position. Devin Lane‘s match against Viktor Farkas was suspended because the match was decided.

Utah hosts #5 UCLA on Friday, April 11 at 1:30 p.m. MT and #1 USC on Sunday, April 13 at 11 am MT. Ben TasevacAlejandro Medinilla, and Devin Lane will all be honored on Senior Day, against USC.

#58 Utah 4, Washington 2

 Doubles
 #1 Hamza/Willems (Utah) def. Egger/Hawke, 8-6
#2 Farkas/Manthou def. Tasevac/Lane (Utah), 8-6
#3 Cowley/Medinilla (Utah) def. Chamerski/Watanabe, 8-7 (10-8)
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles
#1 Slim Hamza (Utah) def. Emmett Egger, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
#2 Max Manthou def. Ben Tasevac (Utah), 6-1, 6-2
#3 Alejandro Medinilla (Utah) def. Gal Hakak, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
#4 Cedric Willems (Utah) def. Jeff Hawke, 7-5, 6-4
#5 Viktor Farkas vs. Devin Lane (Utah), 7-6, 5-7, 2-1, DNF.
#6 Michael Chamerski def. Matt Cowley (Utah), 6-3, 6-4
Order of Finish: 2, 6, 4, 1, 3

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