Provo, UT- The Utes came into a hostile environment in Provo Thursday evening, and came out with a gutsy 4-2 victory over the BYU cougars. This marks the 3rd straight season that the road team has won the Holy War.
Utah earned the early edge by taking the doubles point. Dan Little and Joe Woolley defeated Jacob Sullivan and John Pearce, 6-3 at the No. 1 position, while Slava Shainyan and Santiago Sierra defeated Keaton Cullimore and Sam Tullis, 6-3 at the No. 3 spot.
In singles action, Dan Little cruised past Jeremy Bourgeois 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 2 position. Competing at the No. 1 spot, David Micevski cruised to a victory over Keaton Cullimore, 6-4, 7-5. Parker McGuiness and Santiago Sierra each lost hard fought singles matches at the no. 3 and 4 positions making the score 3-2 in favor of the Utes. Joe Woolley finished things off for the night for the Utes at the No. 5 position, defeating John Pearce 6-1, 1-6, 6-2.
The Utes will be back in action this Sunday, as they will take on Boise State. Competition is set to begin at 1:30 p.m.
Man of the Match: Joe Woolley
1. David Micevski (UTAH) def. CULLIMORE, Keaton (BYU) 6-4, 7-5
2. Dan Little (UTAH) def. BOURGEOIS, Jeremy (BYU) 6-3, 6-2
3. SULLIVAN, Jacob (BYU) def. Parker McGuiness (UTAH) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. PEARCE, Matthew (BYU) def. Santiago Sierra (UTAH) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)
5. Joe Woolley (UTAH) def. PEARCE, John (BYU) 6-1, 1-6, 6-2
6. TULLIS, Sam (BYU) vs. Slava Shainyan (UTAH) 7-6 (14-12), unfinished
1. Dan Little/Joe Woolley (UTAH) def. SULLIVAN, Jacob/PEARCE, John (BYU) 6-3
2. BOURGEOIS, Jeremy/PEARCE, Matthew (BYU) vs. Egbert Weverink/David Micevski (UTAH) 2-5, unfinished
3. Slava Shainyan/Santiago Sierra (UTAH) def. CULLIMORE, Keaton/TULLIS, Sam (BYU) 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,4,1,3,5)