No. 56 Utah to Host Three Home Matches

The 56th ranked University of Utah men’s tennis team (1-1) will open play at Eccles Tennis Center this weekend, hosting Montana State (0-0) and No. 70 Utah State (6-0) on Saturday in a double header, followed by a match on Sunday against the University of Montana (0-0). Utah is coming off 4-3 win over No. 55 Elon and a 4-0 loss to No. 7 Georgia in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.

“After a positive weekend in Georgia, we are excited to come home and play three strong regional opponents to kick off our 2015 home schedule,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “The Montana schools haven’t played yet this season, but are always good opponents. Utah State, on the other hand, has played a lot of tennis and is undefeated on the season, including quality wins over BYU and San Diego State. We’ll have to play some very good tennis to earn three wins this weekend.”

UtahStateMontanaState2015The Utes will face Montana State on Saturday, January 31st at 12 p.m. MT. The Bobcats have yet to play a dual-match this season, but they will play BYU in Provo on Friday. Last year, Utah swept Montana State 7-0 in Salt Lake City.

No. 70 Utah State will make the short trip from Logan to play the Utes at 5 p.m. MT on Saturday. The Aggies have had a hot start to the season, and they have earned their highest ranking in school history. Utah State has netted a road victory over BYU and an upset at home over then 70th ranked San Diego State. Last year, Utah defeated Utah State 7-0 at home.

vs MontanaOn Sunday at 11 a.m. MT, Utah will contest the Montana Grizzlies. The Grizzlies have not yet played a dual-match this season, but they will travel to Logan to play No. 70 Utah State on Friday. Utah clinched a 5-2 win over Montana at Eccles Tennis Center last year.

As always, admission and parking, in the university lot only, are free.

Match Information
Montana State (0-0) at No. 56 Utah (1-1)
Date: Saturday January 31, 2015
First Serve: 12 p.m. MT
Coverage: Live Stats

No. 70 Utah State (6-0) at No. 56 Utah (1-1)
Date: Saturday January 31, 2015
First Serve: 5 p.m. MT
Coverage: Live Stats

Montana (0-0) at No. 56 Utah (1-1)
Date: Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
First Serve: 11 a.m. MT
Coverage: Live Stats

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