Sophomore Nick Coutts
Jan. 28, 2005
Salt Lake City - The University of Utah men's tennis team defeated Montana State 4-3 at the Eccles Tennis Center. The Utes picked up their second win at home since the season opened.
Despite losing the doubles, Utah's four singles points led to a win.
Freshman Zach Ganger downed Marek Gebicki (6-4, 6-0) at the No. 2 spot while sophomore Miron Mann dispatched Tej Chigateri (6-1, 6-2) at No. 3. At the No. 4, sophomore Nick Coutts topped Braden Olsen (6-4, 6-1) and sophomore Jason Yap pulled out a (6-7, 6-2, 6-2) victory at the No. 6.
Sophomore Tomasz Grzyb played hard at the No. 1 but ulitmately fell to No. 65 Federic Uelthschi in the third set (3-6, 6-1, 6-3).
Assistant Coach Graeme Cox comments: "This was a very tough and hard fought victory tonight. Montana State played very well and we had to play at the top of our games to win. Hopefully this close will win will help us build some momentum for our upcoming matches.
Tomasz played a tough match in a loss tonight against a very tough player but I think his effort will lead to some big wins down the road.
Zach and Miron continued their outstanding doubles play and beat one of the best teams in our region tonight. They also continued on their excellent singles form.
Our entire team showed a lot of fight and emotion tonight and this was a large part of the reason we were able pull out the win."
Utah 4, Montana St. 3
Singles: 1 Federico Uelthschi def.Tomasz Grzyb 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 2.Zach Ganger def. Marek Gebicki 6-4,6-0 3.Miron Mann def. Tej Chigateri 6-1,6-2 4.Nick Coutts def. Braden Olson 6-4,6-1 5.Kyle McDonald def. Ryan Scott 6-4,6-3 6.Jason Yap def. Jake Berriochoa 6-7, 6-2,6-2
Doubles: 1.Mann/Ganger def. Olson/Gebicki 8-5 2.Ueltschi/McDonald def. Coutts/Yap 9-8 3.Berriochoa/Chigateri def. Grzyb/Scott 8-4