Utes in Vegas for ITA Regionals


Svyatoslav Shainyan and the Utes at the 2016 ITA Regionals in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV – After a week to prepare, the University of Utah men’s tennis team will compete in the ITA Mountain Regional, Oct. 19-23 at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winners of the regional will advance to the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., November 3-6, 2016.

David Micevski paces the Utah contingent in singles play as he is seeded No. 2 overall. Parker McGuiness (No. 11) and Slava Shaniyan (No. 15) are slotted in the 9-16 seed grouping while Joe Woolley (No. 18), Santiago Sierra (No. 19) and Egbert Weverink (No. 21) are in the 17-32 seed grouping. Last year’s finalist, Dan Little, as well as freshmen Benjamin Heck and Azat Hankuliyev did not get seeded and round out the Utah contingent.

In the doubles backet, Dan Little and Shaniyan are the No. 3 seed while the Utah duos of McGuiness/Micevski (No. 11) and Weverink/Woolley (No. 14) are in the 9-16 seed grouping. Hankuliyev and Sierra are the fourth and final pairing in action for the Utes.

For more tournament information, including draws, click here.

1st Round Singles
10.30am Joe Woolley vs. Guilherme Scarpelli (Idaho)
11.30am Benjamin Heck vs. No. 26 Sammy Serrano (USU)
12.00pm Dan Little vs. Jesse Ruder Hook (DU)
12.00pm Azat Hankuliyev vs. Dillon Launius (AFA)
1.30pm Egbert Weverink vs. William Edin (ISU)
2.00pm Santiago Sierra vs. David Mottice (AFA)
Parker McGuiness vs. Bye
Slava Shaniyan vs. Bye
David Micevski vs. Bye

1st Round Doubles
9.00am Parker McGuiness/David Micevksi vs. Harun Ajanovic/Adi Zilberstein (NAU)
9.00am Azat Hankuliyev/Santiago Sierra vs. Mile Cilic/Sandro Lena (UNR)
9.00am Egbert Weverink/Joe Woolley vs. Lucas Coutinho/Esteban Santibanez (Idaho)
No. 3 Slava Shainyan/Dan Little vs bye

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