SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s Slim Hamza has been ranked No. 51 in ITA’s men’s preseason singles rankings, announced Monday. The standout senior has been ranked in the preseason for the third-consecutive year.
“Slim is very deserving of this preseason ranking and I am glad to see that he has been recognized going into his final season,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “He is one of our best players and we look forward to him competing in Ute colors this season.”
Hamza defended a 13-8 singles record last year at the top position, and went 3-2 in conference play. He also recorded a 3-3 record against nationally ranked oppponents, including a phenominal 6-0, 6-2 victory over seventh-ranked ray Sarmiento of USC. Hamza received his highest ranking of No. 37 his sophomore year in 2012 and was ranked No. 84 last season as a junior.
Be sure to catch Hamza and the Utes this weekend at the Utah Fall Classic in Provo, Utah, and as they compete at the F25 USA Futures Event in Costa Mesa, Calif. Check this website or utahutes.com for updates.