Freshman Ute Dantley Young defeated Bobcat Jesse Carl (6-4, 6-1) in Utah's win over Montana State on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Jan. 31, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah men's tennis team concluded its third non- conference match at Eccles Tennis Center with a 4-3 win over Montana State.
In doubles competition, senior Roeland Brateanu and freshman Miron Mann fought hard at the No. 1 spot and had a come back win of ( 9-7) over Jesse Carl and Marek Gebicki. Freshman Jason Yap teamed up with sophomore Nick Coutts to beat Adam Stutts and Jake Berriochoa (8-4) at the No. 3. Sophomore Tomasz Gryzb and freshman Ryan Scott fell to Federico Ueltschi and Tejeshwara Chigateri (8-3) at the No. 2.
The Utes picked up singles wins at the No. 4, 5, and 6 spots. Mann played at the No. 4 and conquered Braden Olson in three sets (6-3, 3-6, 6-2). Freshman Dantley Young crushed Carl (6-4, 6-1) at the No. 5. Playing at the No. 6, Scott downed Stutts (6-1, 6-3). Brateanu played at the No. 1 and fell (6-7, 6-3, 6-3) to Ueltschi. After three sets, Gryzb was defeated by Gebicki (4-6, 6-4, 6-4) at the No. 2 and Chigateri beat Yap (6-2, 6-1) at the No. 3.
Head Coach F. D. Robbins comments on the match. "MSU was a tougher team than USU and they are ranked higher than us in our region. We knew it would be close, a dog fight from the beginning."
"I was really pleased with their performances and really proud of the way they fought. Roeland and Miron had a great come back in doubles. It shows that in every team situation different guys step up at different times. Winning a close one like this builds confidence."
Utah 4, Montana State 3
Doubles Brateanu.Mann def. Carl/Gebicki 9-7 Gryzb/Scott def. Ueltschi/Chigateri 8-3 Yap/Coutts def. Stutts/Berriochoa 8-4
Singles Ueltschi def. Brateanu 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 Gebicki def. Gryzb 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Chigateri def. Yap 6-2, 6-1 Mann def. Olson 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Young def. Carl 6-4, 6-1 Scott def. Stutts 6-1, 6-3