Utes Fall at Loyola Marymount

Freshman Johan Jonhagen

Freshman Johan Jonhagen earned Utah’s point

Los Angeles, CA – The 72nd ranked University of Utah men’s tennis team (9-6) dropped a 4-1 decision Tuesday to the Loyola Marymount Lions at the LMU Tennis Center. Freshman Johan Jonhagen continued his impressive play, netting the Utes’ solo point and securing a doubles victory with Santiago Sierra.

After Senior Cedric Willems and Junior Matt Cowley fell to Loyola Marymount’s Errol Smith and Joat Farah at No. 1 doubles, 6-3, Sierra and Jonhagen secured a 6-4 victory over Otar Kordsachia and Luke Bohuslav at the No. 3 spot. At No. 2 doubles, Charles Boyce and Cristobal Rivera clinched the doubles point for the Lions by edging Parker McGuiness and Jamey Swiggart in a tiebreaker, 7-6(4).

Jonhagen gave the Utes a spark in singles play and tied that match at 1-1 by defeating Kordsachia, 6-2, 6-1. Utah struggled to maintain the momentum, dropping straight set matches at the No. 4 and No. 5 singles positions. At No. 1 singles, Willems fought back after losing the first set but fell short against LMU’s Boyce, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2. Play was suspended at No. 2 and No. 3 singles as the Lions cliched the match, 4-1.

Next, Utah faces Yale at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, Calif., at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday.

Match Results

LMU 4, No. 72 Utah 1

Singles
1. Charles Boyce (LMU) def. Cedric Willems (UTAH)  7-5, 4-6, 6-2
2. Errol Smith (LMU) vs. Parker McGuiness (UTAH)  6-1, 6-7 (4), 3-2 (Unfinished)
3. Felix Van Kann (LMU) vs. Freddie McGeehan (UTAH)  1-6, 6-2, 2-3 (Unfinished)
4. Cristobal Rivera (LMU) def. Matt Cowley (UTAH)  6-2, 7-6 (5)
5. Joat Farah (LMU) def. Santiago Sierra (UTAH)  6-4, 7-5
6. Johan Jonhagen (UTAH) def. Othar Kordsachia (LMU)  6-2, 6-1
Order of finish: 6, 4, 5, 1

Doubles
1. Smith/Farah (LMU) def. Willems/Cowley (UTAH)  6-3
2. Boyce/Rivera (LMU) def. McGuiness/Swiggart (UTAH)  7-6 (4)
3. Jonhagen/Sierra (UTAH) def. Kordsachia/Bohuslav (LMU)  6-4
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2

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