Utah Shut Out in Pac-12 Championships

Cedric Willems

Senior Cedric Willems lead  7-6(3), 2-1 in his final match

OJAI, Calif. – The seventh-seeded Utah men’s tennis team (11-13, 1-6 Pac-12) was defeated by sixth-seeded Washington (13-10, 2-5 Pac-12) Wednesday during the first round of the 2015 Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Championships at Libbey Park.

The Utes started the match with a valiant effort in doubles action as junior Jamey Swiggart and sophomore Parker McGuiness defeated Joao Barra and Vik Farkas, 8-3 at the No. 2 position. The Huskies rallied to win at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions, taking a 1-0 lead into singles play.

Washington extended their lead to 2-0 as Junior Matt Cowley was defeated by Emmett Egger at the No. 3 singles spot, 6-1, 6-4.  McGuiness fell to Jake Douglas, 6-1, 6-3 at the No. 2 position, and freshman Freddie McGeehan suffered a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Gal Hakak at the No. 4 spot, giving Washington the 4-0 sweep. At the No. 1 singles spot, senior Cedric Willems was up 7-6(3), 2-1 against Mitch Stewart before the match was suspended.

No. 6 Washington 4, No. 7 Utah 0
Doubles
1. Emmet Egger/Jeff Hawke (UW) def. Cedric Willems/Matt Cowley (UTAH) 8-6
2. Parker McGuiness/Jamey Swiggart (UTAH) def. Joao Barra/Vik Farkas (UW), 8-3
3. Jake Douglas/Wendell Watanabe (UW) def. Johan Jonhagen/Santiago Sierra (UTAH), 8-2
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles
1. Mitch Stewart (UW) vs. Cedric Willems (UTAH), susp. (Willems up 7-6(3), 2-1)
2. Jake Douglas (UW) def. Parker McGuiness (UTAH), 6-1, 6-3
3. Emmett Egger (UW) def. Matt Cowley (UTAH), 6-1, 6-4
4. Gal Hakak (UW) def. Freddie McGeehan (UTAH), 6-2, 6-1
5. Jeff Hawke (UW) vs. Johan Jonhagen (UTAH), susp. (Hawke up 6-3, 5-4)
6. Viktor Farkas (UW) vs. Jamey Swiggart (UTAH), susp. (tied, 6-4, 0-6)
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 4

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