OJAI, Calif. – A day after knocking no. 47 Washington out of the PAC-12 tournament, The Utah Utes (17-10) lost its quarterfinal match at the Pac-12 Championships to No. 3 seeded USC 4-0.
Despite the shutout on the score sheet, the Utes did receive some good performances from their young core. Dan Little and Santiago Sierra had leads in the third set at the No. 2 and No. 4 spot and Slava Shainyan was tied with his opponent.
The Utes will now wait to see if they receive an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament. The Utes have not been to the NCAA’s in over twenty years.
No. 3 USC 4, No. 6 Utah 0
1. Brandon Holt/Riley Smith, USC def. Egbert Weverink/David Micevski, UTAH 6-2
2. Nick Crystal/Laurens Verboven, USC vs. Parker Mcguiness/Dan Little, UTAH 4-3 Abandoned
3. Rob Belamy/Jack Jaede, USC def. Joe Woolley/Santiago Sierra, UTAH 6-0
Order of finish: 3, 1
1. Brandon Holt, USC def. David Micevski, UTAH, 6-4, 6-4
2. Dan Little, UTAH vs. Nick Crystal, USC, 2-6, 6-3, 5-3, unf.
3. Logan Smith, USC vs. Slava Shainyan, UTAH, 7-6, 3-6, 1-1, unf.
4. Sanitago Sierra, UTAH vs. Jack Jaede, USC, 2-6, 6-4, 4-2, unf.
5. Thibault Forget, USC def. Parker Mcguiness, UTAH, 7-6, 6-3
6. Riley Smith, USC def. Joe Woolley, UTAH, 6-1, 7-6
Order of finish: 1, 6, 4, 5