Utes Win Two in Albuquerque

Utah Men's Tennis Parker McGuiness

Junior Parker McGuiness

Albuquerque, NM – The 53rd ranked University of Utah men’s tennis team (13-2) secured two wins in Albuquerque this weekend, winning against New Mexico State (2-7) and DePaul (3-8) while falling to New Mexico (5-10).

“It’s nice to get two wins today after a very disappointing effort yesterday,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu, “We’ll have to play and compete a whole lot better next week against two very tough opponents.”

Utah opened play in Albuquerque versus the New Mexico Lobos on Friday. The Utes struggled to gain footing in doubles play, falling at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. The Lobos cruised through singles competition, ending in a 7-0 score in favor of New Mexico.

The Utes rebounded on Saturday against the DePaul Blue Demons and the New Mexico State Aggies. The Utes rolled in both matches, only losing one doubles match against each team in two 7-0 sweeps. Sophomore Santiago Sierra only gave up 10 games on the day, going undefeated in 2 singles and one doubles match. Junior Parker McGuiness made a strong appearance in his return to the Utes line-up, securing two victories at the No. 4 singles spot.

Utah travels to Denver next weekend to face Denver University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Match Results

No. 53 Utah 7, New Mexico State 0

Doubles
1. Cowley/Little (UU) def. Trecakov/Goncalves (NMS) 7-6 (10-4)
2. Goldberg/de Haan (NMSU) def. Swiggart//McGuiness (UU) 6-3
3. Weverink/Sierra (UU) def. Benitez/Asmar (NMS) 6-3
Order of finish: 2,3,1

Singles
1. Matt Cowley (UU) def. Strahinja Trecakov (NMS) 6-3, 6-3
2. David Micevski (UU) def. Christofer Gonclaves (NMS) 6-4, 6-3
3. Dan Little (UU) def. Liam Goldberg (NMS) 6-3, 6-2
4. Egbert Weverink (UU) def. Stijn de Haan (NMS) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (13-11)
5. Parker McGuiness (UU) def. Mauri Benitez (NMS) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)
6. Santiago Sierra (UU) def. Enrique Asmar (NMS) 6-2, 6-0
Order of finish: 6,3,1,2,4,5

No. 53 Utah 7, DePaul 0

Doubles
1. Cowley/Little (UU) def. John/O’Meara (DP) – 7-5
2. Swiggart/McGuiness (UU) def. Feilzer/Galoustian (DP) – 7-6 (4)
3. Leusink/de Veer (DP) def. Jonhagen/Micevski (UU) 6-3
Order of finish: 3,1,2

Singles
1. Matt Cowley (UU) def. Sten Leusink (DP) 6-4, 6-4
2. David Micevski (UU) def. Alex Galoustian (DP) 6-1, 6-1
3. Dan Little (UU) def. Paul John (DP) 6-3, 6-4
4. Parker McGuiness (UU) def. Nathan de Veer (DP) 6-3, 7-5
5. Johan Jonhagen (UU) def. Kyle Johnson (DP) 6-0, 6-3
6. Santiago Sierra (UU) def. Jan-Willem Feilzer (DP) 6-3, 6-2
Order of finish: 6,5,1,3,2,4

No. 53 Utah 0, New Mexico 7

Doubles
1. Cowley/Swiggart (UU) vs. #16 Sabatka/Van Leijsen  (NM) 5-4 DNF
2. Ge/Jauregui (NM) def. Weverink/Sierra (UU) 6-2
3. Escuita/Hernandez-Tong (NM) def. McGuiness/Jonhagen (UU) 6-3
Order of finish: 2,3

Singles
1. Hayden Sabatka (NM) def. Matt Cowley (UU) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
2. Bart Van Leijsen (NM) def. Dan Little  (UU) 6-4, 6-3
3. Jorge Escutia (NM) def. David Micevski  (UU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Ricky Hernandez-Tong (NM) def. Egbert Weverink (UU) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)
5. Agustus Ge (NM) def. Parker McGuiness (UU) 6-4, 6-3
6. Sean Baklini (NM) def. Santiago Sierra (UU) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)
Order of finish: 2,3,5,6,4,1

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