Sophomore Dan Mascall had a 7-6 (6-0), 4-6, 6-1 victory over his opponent from Denver, which made the final push for Utah's 4-3 win.
Feb. 4, 2006
DENVER-- The University of Utah men's tennis team fought for a 4-3 win over the Denver Pioneers. Utah's Zach Ganger played in the No. 2 spot, posting a 7-5, 7-6 (2-0) victory over No. 92 Niklas Persson.
"Our team showed a lot of heart and a lot of fight this evening in adverse conditions," says Assistant Coach Graeme Cox. "It is never easy to come back and win a match against a tough opponent like Denver after you lose the doubles point, but tonight we found a way to do it."
"Everyone fought hard and did not surrender, but Dan put his hard cap on and came through to win the deciding match," says Cox.
Coming up: The University of Utah men's tennis team will play Colorado at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Dual Match Results: Singles 1. (No. 28) Adam Holmstrom (DEN) def. Tomasz Grzyb (Utah); 6-1, 6-2 2. Zach Ganger (Utah) def. (No. 92) Niklas Persson (DEN); 7-5, 7-6 (2-0) 3. Nick Coutts (Utah) def. Viktor Zetterholm (DEN); 6-3, 6-1 4. Nejc Smole (DEN) def. Ryan Scott (Utah); 6-3, 6-2 5. Wes Hancock (Utah) def. Steve Flaks (DEN); 6-2, 7-6 (4-0) 6. Dan Mascall (Utah) def. Kalle Rosen (DEN); 7-6 (6-0), 4-6, 6-1
Doubles 1. Adam Holstrom/ Niklas Persson (DEN) def. Zach Ganger/ Nick Coutts (Utah); 8-6 2. Nejc Smole/ Steve Flaks (DEN) def. Tomasz Grzyb/ Jason Yap (Utah); 8-5 3. Dan Mascall/ Wes Hancock (Utah) def. Viktor Zetterholm/ Kalle Rosen (DEN); 8-2