Salt Lake City, UT- After a slow start to the 2016 Utah Invitational on Friday, The Utes of Utah came red hot out of the gates Saturday. The Utes took 3 of 4 doubles matches from Montana, and 10 of 12 singles matches.
Freshman Benjamin Heck impressed on Saturday. Heck remained tough throughout both of his singles matches, dropping only 11 games in the process.
Freshman Slava Shainyan started the day off slow against Sam Serrano (Utah State). The Ute was down a set and 3-0, but managed to win the next 8 games in route to a 3-6,6-3,6-4 victory.
Junior Santiago Sierra, as well as sophomore Joe Woolley also won a pair of thrilling 3 set matches over Utah State. In his only singles match of the day, junior Egbert Weverink kept things simple and defeated Utah State senior Nakajima 6-4, 6-3
After dropping his first singles match of the day, redshirt freshman Azat Hankuliyev defeated Montana’s Peter Fleming 6-3,6-3.
Sophomore Dan Little won his only singles match of the day, cruising to a 6-1,6-4 victory over nationally ranked Jaime Barajas (Utah State).
The Utes’ are looking to take Saturday’s swagger and momentum into the final day of play. The Utes will wrap up the Utah Invitational Sunday at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center. First serve is at 9am MT. Parking and admissions will be free.
Dan Little/Slava Shainyan (Utah) def. Schmidl/Canellopolous (Montana) 6-2.
Eggy Weverink/Joe Woolley (Utah) def. Casadevall/Korkh (Montana) 6-1
Parker McGuiness/Santiago Sierra (Utah) def. Fleming/Tejerina (Montana) 6-2.
Hallgren/Schoenherr (Montana) def. Azat Hankuliyev/Benjamin Heck (Utah) 6-3.
Dan Little (Utah) def. #103 Barajas (USU) 6-1,6-4
Slava Shainyan (Utah) def. Serrano (USU) 3-6,6-3,6-4
Eggy Weverink (Utah) def. Nakajima (USU) 6-4,6-3
Bass (USU) def. Azat Hankuliyev (Utah) 6-3,7-5
Joe Woolley (Utah) def. Tejerina (Montana) 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 6-4
Benjamin Heck (Utah) def. Canellpolous (Montana) 6-2,6-2
Parker McGuiness (Utah) def. #103 Barajas (USU) 4-0 ret.
Azat Hankuliyev (Utah) def. Peter Fleming (Montana) 6-3,6-3
Santiago Sierra (Utah) def. Nakajima (Utah St) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Slava Shainyan (Utah) def. Korkh (Montana) 6-4, 6-4
Serrano (Utah St) def. Joe Woolley (Utah) 6-4, 7-5
Benjamin Heck (Utah) def. Hallgren (Utah St.) 6-4, 6-3