Utes Fall to Ducks, Rally to Beat Washington

Parker McGuiness 02 UUTNSM16.JPGSalt Lake City, UT-  Two days after being swept by Oregon, the Utes rallied in a big way to defeat no. 35 Washington 4-2. With this win, the Utes move to 15-7 overall and 1-3 in PAC-12 play.  The Utes will travel to LA this weekend to face USC, and UCLA.

Oregon Recap:
In doubles action, Oregon earned the doubles point against the Utes. The team of Dan Little and Slava Shainyan was defeated by Thomas Laurent and Cormac Clissold at the No. 2 spot, with a score of 7-5. Then to card the doubles point for Oregon, Egbert Weverink and David Micevski were defeated with a final score of 7-5 at the No. 1 position, by Jayson Amos and Ty Gentry.

Then in singles, Dan Little fell to Simon Stevens 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 2 position, along with David Micevski carding a loss against Thomas Laurent at the No. 1 spot, with a final score of 6-2, 6-4. Santiago Sierra was then defeated by Akihiro Tanaka at the No. 3 position to give the Ducks the win, with a final score of 7-5, 6-4. With this win, Oregon has now moved to 1-2 in PAC-12 conference play.

Singles Competition

1. Thomas Laurent (ORE) def. David Micevski (UTAH) 6-2, 6-4
2. Simon Stevens (ORE) def. Dan Little (UTAH) 6-3, 6-4
3. Akihiro Tanaka (ORE) def. Santiago Sierra (UTAH) 7-5, 6-4
4. Slava Shainyan (UTAH) vs. Jayson Amos (ORE) 3-6, 6-2, 4-1 Unfinished
5. Cormac Clissold (ORE) vs. Parker McGuiness (UTAH) 6-2, 3-6, 3-2 Unfinished
6. Ty Gentry (ORE) vs. Joe Woolley (UTAH) 5-7, 5-4 Unfinished

Doubles Competition

1. Jayson Amos/Ty Gentry (ORE) def. Egbert Weverink/David Micevski (UTAH) 7-5
2. Thomas Laurent/Cormac Clissold (ORE) def. Dan Little/Slava Shainyan (UTAH) 7-5
3. Santiago Sierra/Joe Woolley (UTAH) def. Simon Stevens/Akihiro Tanaka (ORE) 7-6

Match Notes:

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,1,3)

Washington Recap

In doubles, the Huskies went up early, earning the doubles point to go up 1-0 on the Utes. David Micevski and Egbert Weverink were defeated quickly by Jake Douglas and Piers Foley at the No. 1 position, 6-2. Santiago Sierra and Joe Woolley then tied things up on court 3, by defeating Gal Hakak and Amit Batta with a final score of 6-3. Then in the point-deciding match, Dan Little and Slava Shainyan lost a very competitive match against Kawika Lam and Enzo Sommer 6-3, at the No. 2 spot.

David Micevski and Dan Little cruised to quick victories in singles play, with Micevski defeating Mitch Stewart at the No. 1 position 6-3, 6-1, and Little defeating Enzo Sommer 6-4, 6-2, on the No. 2 court. Parker McGuiness then gave the Utes a 3-1 lead by defeating Amit Batta at the No. 5 spot, with a final score of 7-5, 6-1. Then to finish things out for the Utes and give them their first conference win, Slava Shainyan battled for a victory at the No. 4 position against Gal Hakak with a final score of 6-3, 2-6, 6-1. With this loss, the Huskies move to 1-3 in conference play and 12-7 overall.
Singles competition

1. David Micevski (UTAH) def. Mitch Stewart (WASH) 6-3, 6-1
2. Dan Little (UTAH) def. Enzo Sommer (WASH) 6-4, 6-2
3. Santiago Sierra (UTAH) vs. Jake Douglas (WASH) 4-6, 6-1, 3-0
4. Slava Shainyan (UTAH) def. Gal Hakak (WASH) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
5. Parker McGuiness (UTAH) def. Amit Batta (WASH) 7-5, 6-1
6. Piers Foley (WASH) def. Joe Woolley (UTAH) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Jake Douglas/Piers Foley (WASH) def. David Micevski/Egbert Weverink (UTAH) 6-2
2. Kawika Lam/Enzo Sommer (WASH) def. Dan Little/Slava Shainyan (UTAH) 6-4
3. Santiago Sierra/Joe Woolley (UTAH) def. Gal Hakak/Amit Batta (WASH) 6-3

Match Notes:

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,5,6,4)

 

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