Playing at No. 1 position in singles, Zach Ganger won his opponent with a 6-3, 6-0 victory.
Jan. 27, 2006
Salt Lake City, Utah - The University of Utah men's tennis team had an amazing finish today after a doubleheader vs. instate rivals Weber and Utah State. Zach Ganger defeated his opponent Johannes Zelle of Utah State, 6-3, 6-0, during singles at the No. 1 spot.
"It is always difficult to play and win two matches in one and we are happy to get by two tough in-state rivals today," said assistant coach Graeme Cox. "The team played well as a whole and I think that we learned a lot about our team identity today."
"We are still battling some injuries and our guys just managed to play through them which says a lot about their character," adds Cox. "The willingness of our team to play hurt shows you what a good group of guys we have here."
Next up, the men's tennis team will compete against the University of Denver on February 3, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
ITA DUAL MATCH RESULTS
Singles: 1. Zach Ganger (Utah) def. Johannes Zelle (USU); 6-3, 6-0 2. Tomasz Grzyb (Utah) def. Joao Pinho (USU); 6-3, 6-3 3. Nick Coutts (Utah) def. J.J. Netto (USU); 6-3, 6-0 4. Ryan Scott (Utah) def. Dantley Young (USU); 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 5. Wes Hancock (Utah) def. Bryan Merchant (USU); 6-3, 6-2 6. Dan Mascall (Utah) def. Jonas Tyden (USU); 7-6, 6-4
Doubles: 1. Zach Ganger/ Nick Coutts (Utah) def. Dantley Young/ Johannes Zelle (USU); 8-3 2. Jason Yap/ Tomasz Grzyb (Utah) def. Jonas Tyden/ Bryan Merchant (USU); 8-3 3. Wes Hancock/ Dan Mascall (Utah) def. Joao Pinho/ Lukas Bouton (USU); 8-4