SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Men’s Tennis swept aside the competition during its first home event of the spring season. The Utes shutout Idaho State, 7-0, before doing the same to Weber State.
“It’s great to start the season off with 2 sweeps. We didn’t play great, but found ways to win and won some very close matches against Weber State.” said Head Coach Roeland Brateanu.
Against Weber State, Utah took an early edge in doubles play with Slava Shaniyan and Parker McGuiness picking up a 6-2 at the No. 3 position. Santiago Sierra and Egbert Weverink were victorious at the No. 2 spot, 7-5 to secure the point for the Utes.
In singles action, Joe Woolley was dominant at the No. 5 spot, winning 6-1, 6-1. Shaniyan put the Utes on the verge of victory with a 6-1, 6-4 triumph at the No. 6 spot. Dan Little closed things out for the home side with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 win at the No. 2 position.
Earlier in the day, the Utes rolled through Idaho State. Weverink and Sierra had no problems breezing past Bjorn Scheepbouwer and Keegan Sullivan, 6-0. Utah secured the doubles point when McGuiness and Shaniyan defeated Haseeb Khan and Quentin Wacquez
In singles play, the Utes were not tested as all six matches were decided in straight sets. Azat Hankuliyev, McGuiness and Weverink sealed the overall victory for Utah at singles positions two, five and six before the other matches concluded.
The Utes are back in action next weekend when they travel to Columbus, Ohio for matches against the host Buckeyes (Fri.), Denver (Sat.) and Old Dominion (Sun.)
Utah 7, Idaho State 0
1. David Micevski (UTAH) def. Quentin Wacquez (ISU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Parker McGuiness (UTAH) def. Sebastian Edin (ISU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Joe Woolley (UTAH) def. Josh Goodwin (ISU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Slava Shaniyan (UTAH) def. Bjorn Scheepbouwer (ISU) 6-4, 7-5
5. Egbert Weverink (UTAH) def. Keegan Sullivan (ISU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Azat Hankuliyev (UTAH) def. Haseeb Khan (ISU) 6-3, 6-0
1. Josh Goodwin/Sebastian Edin (ISU) def. Dan Little/Joe Woolley (UTAH) 5-4
2. Egbert Weverink/Santiago Sierra (UTAHM) def. Bjorn Scheepbouwer/Keegan Sullivan (ISU) 6-0
3. Parker McGuiness/Slava Shaniyan (UTAH) def. Haseeb Khan/Quentin Wacquez (ISU) 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (6,2,5,1,3,4)
Utah 7, Weber State 0
1. David Micevski (UTAH) def. Shao Po Yin (WEBER) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
2. Dan Little (UTAH) def. Stefan Cooper (WEBER) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
3. Parker McGuiness (UTAH) def. Kris van Wyk (WEBER) 7-6, 7-5
4. Santiago Sierra (UTAH) def. Hou En Chen (WEBER) 7-6, 3-6, 10-6
5. Joe Woolley (UTAH) def. Cezary Walkusz (WEBER) 6-1, 6-0
6. Slava Shaniyan (UTAH) def. Michiel Van Schoor (WEBER) 6-1, 6-4
1. Shao Po Yin/Stefan Cooper (WEBER) vs. Dan Little/Joe Woolley (UTAH) no result
2. Santiago Sierra/Egbert Weverink (UTAH) def. Kris van Wyk/Michiel Van Schoor (WEBER) 7-5
3. Slava Shaniyan/Parker McGuiness (UTAH) def. Hou En Chen/Cezary Walkusz (WEBER) 6-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,6,2,4,3,1)