Utah Men’s Tennis Advances to Round of 32 at ITA Regionals

Cedric Willems

Cedric Willems

Oct. 15, 2014

LAS VEGAS – After the first day of competition of the ITA Mountain Regional tournament at the Darling Tennis Center, Utah men’s tennis prepares for action in both the singles and doubles rounds of 32 beginning Thursday.

In the main draw, four of seven Utes captured singles victories in the round of 128 to advance to the round of 64. Senior and 15th-seeed Cedric Willems was ultimately the only Ute to maintain his winning momentum and defeated Aidan Carrazedo of BYU, 6-2, 6-0. Willems will now battle 24th-seeded Karan Salwan of Utah State Thursday at 11:30 a.m. PT in the round of 32.

In doubles action, all four of Utah’s pair netted first round victories and will begin battle in the round of 32 Thursday at 9 a.m. PT.

SINGLES

Main Draw

Round of 128
Johan Jonhagen (Utah) def. Nico Carpenter (Air Force) 6-4, 7-6
Yannik James (Denver) def. #25 Matt Cowley (Utah), 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
#21 Liam Goldberg (NMSU) def. Santiago Sierra (Utah), 6-1, 6-4
Jamey Swiggart (Utah) def. Jake Sheldon (UNC), 6-2, 6-0
Louis-Philippe Gascon (Utah) def. Alexandr Rudenco (Montana), 7-6, 6-2
Marcus Fritz (Utah State) def. Justin Archer (Utah), 6-2, 6-2
#15 Cedric Willems (Utah), bye

Round of 64
#1 Henry Craig (Denver) def. Jonhagen, 6-1, 6-2
#25 Strahinja Trecakov (NMSU) def. Swiggart, 6-3, 7-6
#15 Willems def. Aidan Carrazedo (BYU), 6-2, 6-0
#25 Mitch McDaniels (New Mexico) def. Gascon, 6-1, 6-4
Round of 32
#15 Willems vs. #24 Karan Salwan (USU) at 11:30 a.m.

Consolation Draw

First Round
Cowley vs. Todd Fought (Weber State) at 10 a.m.
Sierra vs. Andre Napolitana (Montana State) at 10 a.m.
Archer vs. #11 David Fox (Denver) at 2:30 p.m.

Second Round
Gascon vs. Eric Schuermans (UNC) at 1 p.m.
Swiggart vs. Eric Marbach (Denver) at 1 p.m.
Jonhagen vs. Germain Degardin (NMSU) at 2:30 p.m.

DOUBLES

Main Draw 

Round of 64
#9 Cowley/Sierra (Utah) def. Salwan/Sweet (Utah State), 8-4
Gascon (Utah)/Abraham (UNLV) def. Knight/Loughnan (UNC), 8-7
#9 Swiggart/Willems (Utah) bye.
Archer/Jonhagen (Utah) def. Baumgartner/Swindells (Utah State), 8-5

Round of 32
Cowley/Sierra vs. #7 Pfister/Trecakov (NMSU) at 9 a.m.
#9 Swiggart/Willems vs. Gascon/Abraham at 9 a.m.
Archer/Jonhagen vs. #9 Monroe/Pfister (BYU) at 9 a.m.

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