Utah Defeats UCSB, Improves to 14-1

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of Utah men’s tennis team defeated UC Santa Barbara earlier today with a score of 5-2. With this win, the No. 40 Utes improve to an overall record of 14-1.

“Gutsy performance by our guys today,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “Great win to get us to 14-1 and keep us on track to reach our goals.”

The Utes started the day off by taking the doubles point, giving them the early advantage. Dan Little and Azat Hankuliyev were victorious at the No. 3 spot against UCSB’s Joseph Guillin and Victor Krustev, with a final score of 6-3. Joe Woolley and Egbert Weverink then sealed the doubles point with a win on the No. 2 court over Simon Freund and Joseph Rotheram, with a score of 7-6.

In singles, Dan Little got things rolling with a win at the No. 2 position, beating out Simon Freund with a score of 6-4, 6-2. David Micevski then followed with a win of his own at the No. 1 position, cruising by Nicolas Moreno De Alboran, 6-4, 6-1. Then to ensure the victory for the Utes, Joe Woolley earned a win at the No. 6 spot over Hironori Koyanagi, with a final score of 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. Santiago Sierra recorded the final victory for the Utes at the No. 5 spot, defeating Victor Krustev with a score of 6-4, 6-4.

The Utes will be back in action next week, as they will make a road trip to Norfolk, Virginia. They will face off against Old Dominion on Friday, March 2nd, at 11 a.m., followed by a match against Virginia Commonwealth University on Saturday, March 3rd, at 10 a.m., to wrap up competition for the weekend.

Utah 5, UCSB 2

Doubles (3,1,2)
Nicolas Moreno De Alboran/Anders Holm (UCSB) def. Randy Cory/David Micevski (UTAH), 6-2
Joe Woolley/Egbert Weverink (UTAH) def. Simon Freund/Joseph Rotheram (UCSB), 7-6
Dan Little/Azat Hankuliyev (UTAH) def. Joseph Guillin/Victor Krustev (UCSB), 6-3

Singles (4,2,1,3,6,5)
David Micevski (UTAH) def. Nicolas Moreno De Alboran (UCSB), 6-4, 6-1
Dan Little (UTAH) def. Simon Freund (UCSB), 6-4, 6-2
Anders Holm (UCSB) def. Egbert Weverink (UTAH), 6-3, 6-3
Joseph Guillin (UCSB) def. Randy Cory (UTAH), 6-2, 6-3
Santiago Sierra (UTAH) def. Victor Krustev (UCSB), 6-4, 6-4
Joe Woolley (UTAH) def. Hironori Koyanagi (UCSB), 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

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