Feb. 14, 1998
TEMPE, Ariz.The University of Utah Men's Tennis team lost it's second straight match Tuesday, falling to Arizona State, 6-1. The Ute's record drops to 4-2 on the year and 0-2 on the road. Utah will return home next week to take on instate rival BYU on Feb. 16.
At the No. 1 singles position, Sun Devil senior Gustavo Marcaccio defeated Paul McPherson, 6-0, 6-4, followed by Utah's Ben Coates picking up the only team win in downing Michel Stopa, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Arizona State's Peter Dani downed Alex Buxton, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 followed by Ed Carter's victory over Philippe Rodrige, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. The No. 5 position featured Pascal Salasca beating Utah's Ryan Snow, 6-4, 6-4 and Sun Devil Casey Was defeated Adam Eke who played at the No. 6 singles slot.
At doubles, Utah fell in all three matches with Coates and Rodrigue falling to Carter and Hammond, 9-8, Zenger and Eke losing to Marcaccio and Osterrieth, 8-1, and McPherson and Snow dropping to Dani and Was, 8-4. The Utes will have one week to recover from back-to-back loses to Arizona schools. Their next match will take place on Feb. 16 at the Eccles Tennis Center versus BYU.
1. Gustavo Marcaccio (ASU) def. Paul McPherson (UU), 6-0, 6-4
2. Alex Osterrieth (ASU) def. Ben Coates (UU), 6-1, 6-4
3. Philippe Rodrigue (UU) def. Ed Carter (ASU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
4. Peter Dani (ASU) def. Alex Buxton (UU), 6-2, 6-1
5. Tim Hammond (ASU) def. Ryan Snow (UU), 6-4, 6-4
6. Casey Was (ASU) def. Adam Eke (UU), 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
1. Carter/Hammond (ASU) def. Coates/Rodrigue (UU) 9-8 (6)
2. Marcaccio/Osterrieth (ASU) def. Zenger/Eke (UU) 8-1
3. Dani/Was (ASU) def. McPherosn/Snow (UU) 8-4
Records: Utah 4-2; 0-0 in WAC, Arizona State 1-3, 0-2 Pac 10