Utah Looks to Improve to 9-0 in Doubleheader

Montana M STSalt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah men’s tennis team (7-0) will strive for their best start of the season since 2005, when the team posted an 8-0 record before losing to Penn. The Utes will host Montana (0-0) at 12 p.m. and Montana State (0-2) at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 6. As always, admission is free and fans can park in the lot East of Guardsman Way free of charge. Live stats are available here.

Despite suffering injuries during the beginning of the season, Utah has fought to stay undefeated. Last year’s MVP, Parker McGuiness, returned to the line-up last week. Head coach Roeland Brateanu commented on the return of injured players: “It is great to have Parker back. We are looking forward to having Dan Little and Freddie McGeehan back soon as well.”

Montana (0-0)
The Montana Grizz will open their season versus Utah on Saturday. The Grizz have been picked to finish third in the Big Sky Conference following the league’s pre-season coaches poll. Last year, Montana finished third in conference play with an 8-3 record (9-9 overall). Montana is lead by Semion Branzburg, who earned 9 wins in conference play last season, with a 11-7 overall mark. Branzburg was named to his second straight All-Big Sky team last season.

Montana State (0-2)
The Montana State Bobcats have suffered two losses so far this season, 7-0 defeats at the hands of Boise State and Grand Canyon. The Bobcats have a fresh team this year, welcoming four new players to their seven man squad. Harry James leads the Bobcats who is the lone senior on the team this year.

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Match Information
Montana (0-0) at Utah (7-0)
Date: Saturday, February 6
First Serve: 12 p.m. MT
Court: Eccles Tennis Center
Location: Salt Lake City
Coverage: Live Stats

Montana State (0-2) at Utah (7-0)
Date: Saturday, January 30
First Serve: 5 p.m. MT
Court: Eccles Tennis Center
Location: Salt Lake City
Coverage: Live Stats

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