Utes Close Out ITA All-American Championships

Cedric Willems

Cedric Willems

Tulsa, OK – The University of Utah men’s tennis team closed out their run at the ITA All-American Championships on Tuesday. After the completion of singles play, the tandem of senior Cedric Willems and Junior Matt Cowley represented Utah in the qualifying doubles draw.

Willems and Cowley opened doubles play with a thrilling first round victory over Maxx Lipman and Elliott Orkin of the University of Florida, 7-5, 6-7(5), 10-3. The Utes lost a tightly contested match in the second round to Ben Lott and Alen Salibasic of Drake University, 7-5, 6-7(0), 10-4.

“I’m very proud of the way we played today and the progress we made while being here in Tulsa,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “Matt and Cedric have made big steps these last few days and I think they are starting to understand their potential on the doubles court.”

The Utes will head to the Boise State Invitational this upcoming weekend. Stay tuned for more information on that event.

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