Feb. 2, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah men's tennis team faced the University of Nevada, Reno on Friday at Eccles Tennis Center for a 5-2 win.
The Utes swept the doubles competition to earn the doubles point. Zach Ganger and Miron Mann played at No. 1 for an 8-0 domination over Benjamin David and Laurent Garcin. Othman Ouariti and Jason Smits played Guillaume Tonelli and Eldar Dzhafarov from Nevada at the No. 2 spot for an 8-1 victory. Wes Hancock and Timmy Allin faced Augustin Myard and Arzhang Derakhshani for an 8-5 win to finish off Nevada in doubles
Ganger, Hancock, Smits, and Allin all had wins in singles as well. No. 45 Ganger led the team facing G. Tonelli at the No. 1 slot for a 6-1, 7-6 victory in Utah's favor. Hancock and B. David from Nevada faced off at the No. 2 slot. Hancock took the match 6-0, 6-3.
Smits played at the No. 4 slot against Eldar Dzhafarov for a 6-2, 7-5 win for Smits. Allin faced Alex Daruty of Nevada at the No. 5 slot for a 6-2, 6-1 vitctory.
Quote from Assistant Coach Graeme Cox:
"Nevada played well tonight and we were happy to get a win against them. We are getting better each time we play and that is something that we are happy with. Just like the match with Weber St we were able to execute some of the things that we worked on in practice this week and that is encouraging. Our experienced players Zach and Wes lead from the top of the line up and that is something that makes us a tough team to play."
Utah 5, Nevada 2 Doubles: 1. Zach Ganger/Miron Mann (Utah) def. Benjamin David/Laurent Garcin (Nevada); 8-0 2. Othman Ouariti/Jason Smits (Utah) def. Guillaume Tonelli/Eldar Dzhafarov (Nevada); 8-1 3. Wes Hancock/Timmy Allin (Utah) def. Augustin Myard/Arzhang Derakhshani (Nevada); 8-5
Singles: 1. #45 Zach Ganger (Utah) def. Guillaume Tonelli (Nevada); 6-1, 7-6 2. Wes Hancock (Utah) def. Benjamin David (Nevada); 6-0, 6-3 3. Lauren Garcin (Nevada) def. Othman Ouariti (Utah); 6-2, 6-3 4. Jason Smits (Utah) def. Eldar Dzhafarov (Nevada); 6-2, 7-5 5. Timmy Allin (Utah) def. Alex Daruty (Nevada); 6-2, 6-1 6. Arzhang Derakhshani (Nevada) def. Amit Maharaj (Utah); 6-4, 6-3