Utes Win Two, Set School Record

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Utah starts the season 9-0 to set a school record

Salt Lake City, UT – With two wins on Saturday, the University of Utah men’s tennis team (9-0) has set the school record for wins to start a season. The Utes cruised past the Montana Grizzlies (0-1) 7-0 and Montana State (0-4) 6-1 at the Eccles Tennis Center.

“I’m very proud of the team,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “We have overcome a lot already and to go 9-0 and set a school record is a great accomplishment.”

The Utes started the day off strong versus the Montana Grizzles, winning at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to clinch the first point. Up 1-0, Utah did not let up in singles play as freshman David Micevski put the Utes ahead 2-0 with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 victory over Alexander Canellopoulps at the No. 3 spot. Micevski is undefeated in singles (5-0) and doubles (7-0) play this season. At No. 2 singles, Egbert Weverink prevailed with a win against Peter Mimnagh-Fleming, 6-3 6-2. Then, freshman Dan Little clinched the win for the Utes at the No. 1 spot, winning 6-2, 6-4 versus Semion Branzburg. The Utes won all remaining singles matches to finish 7-0 over the Grizzlies.

Utah rolled in doubles play against the Montana State Bobcats, securing 6-3 wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Freshman Johan Jonhagen quickly put the Utes up 2-0 at the No. 6 spot after defeating Dylan Harvala 6-1, 6-2. At No.5 singles, Senior Jamey Swiggart secured his second win of the day, 6-4, 6-2, which increased Utah’s lead to 3-0. Captain Egbert Weverink clinched the Utes’ record breaking 9-0 start with a victory at the No. 2 spot, 7-5, 6-1. Utah secured two more points in the remaining matches with wins at No. 1 and No. 4 singles for a final score of 6-1.

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MATCH RESULTS
Utah (8-0) def. Montana (0-1), 7-0

Doubles:
1. Cowley/Swiggart (UU) vs. Branzburg/Mimnagh-Fleming (UM) DNF
2. Weverink/Sierra (UU) def. Schmidl/Canellopoulos (UM) 6-2
3. Jonhagen/Micevski (UU) def. Soltyka/Casadevall (UM) 6-3
Order of Finish: 2, 3

Singles:
1. Dan Little (UU) def. Semion Branzburg (UM) 6-2, 6-4
2. Egbert Weverink (UU) def. Peter Mimnagh-Fleming (UM) 6-3, 6-2
3. David Micevski (UU) def. Alexander Canellopoulps (UM) 6-2, 6-2
4. Jamey Swiggart (UU) def. Tomasz Soltyka (UM) 6-4, 6-4
5. Santiago Sierra (UU) def. Yannick Schmidl (UM) 6-3, 6-2
6. Johan Jonhagen (UU) def. Victor Casadevall (UM) 6-3, 6-3
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1, 4, 6, 5

Utah (9-0) def. Montana State (0-4), 6-1

Doubles:
1. McGuiness/Swiggart (UU) vs. Flink/James (MS) 4-4 DNF
2. Weverink/Sierra (UU) vs. Bates/Sitar (MS) 6-3
3. Micevski/Jonhagen (UU) vs. Ceolin/Harvala (MS) 6-3
Order of Finish: 2, 3

Singles
1.  David Micevski (UU) def. Kellen Bates (MS) 6-3, 7-5
2. Egbert Weverink (UU) def. Alexander Flink (MS) 7-5, 6-1
3.  Harry James (MS) def. Parker McGuiness (UU) 6-4, 3-6, 10-8
4. Santiago Sierra (UU) def. Rok Sitar (MS) 6-2, 6-4
5. Jamey Swiggart (UU) def. Charlie Edgecombe (MS) 6-4, 6-2
6. Johan Jonhagen (UU) def. Dylan Harvala (MS) 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 2, 4, 3, 1

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