Junior Dmytro Mamedov is currently 1-2 against ranked opponents.
April 1, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah men's tennis team (11-7, 0-2 Pac-12) suffered a hard-fought 4-3 loss to 8th-ranked Stanford (12-5, 2-0 Pac-12) Sunday at the Eccles Tennis Center. Junior Dmytro Mamedov earned his first upset of the season over No. 25 Ryan Thacher at the No. 2 singles slot. Sophomore Devin Lane and freshman Slim Hamza also earned individual victories.
In doubles play, senior Benito Suriano and Mamedov dropped an 8-3, decision to 9th-ranked Thacher and Bradley Klahn at the No. 1 spot.
Hamza and Lane then suffered a tight 9-7 loss to John Morrissey and Robert Stineman at the No. 3 position, giving the Cardinal the doubles point.
Stanford went into singles play with a 1-0 advantage and quickly extended its lead to 2-0 when Suriano fell to No. 84 Klahn, 6-3, 6-4, at the top spot.
Freshman Rafael Davidian was then defeated by Morrissey at the No. 4 position, 6-2, 6-1, making the score 3-0 in favor of the Cardinal. Lane then posted Utah's first point at the No. 5 slot, besting Stineman, 6-3, 6-4, making the score 3-1.
Mamedov then faced Thacher at the No. 2 spot, earning a 6-0 victory in the first set. He then managed a 7-6(2) thriller in the second set, upsetting 25th-ranked Thacher and closing in on Stanford's 3-2 lead.
Medinilla then fell to Daniel Ho at the No. 6 position, 6-3, 6-4, deciding the match for Stanford at 4-2. Hamza earned a final point for the Utes with a 6-4, 7-6(3) victory over Kandath at the No. 3 spot.
Catch the Utes back in action next weekend when they host No. 1 USC and No. 5 UCLA, Friday and Sunday. Check back to utahutes.com for match location.
Tennis Match Results Stanford vs University of Utah Apr 01, 2012 at Salt Lake City (Eccles Tennis Center) #8 Stanford 4, University of Utah 3
Singles competition 1. #84 Bradley Klahn (STANFORD) def. Benito Suriano (UTAH) 6-3, 6-4 2. Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) def. #25 Ryan Thacher (STANFORD) 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) 3. Slim Hamza (UTAH) def. Matt Kandath (STANFORD) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) 4. John Morrissey (STANFORD) def. Rafael Davidian (UTAH) 6-2, 6-1 5. Devin Lane (UTAH) def. Robert Stineman (STANFORD) 6-3, 6-4 6. Daniel Ho (STANFORD) def. Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition 1. #9 Ryan Thacher/Bradley Klahn (STANFORD) def. Benito Suriano/Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) 8-3 2. Denis Lin/Matt Kandath (STANFORD) def. Alejandro Medinilla/Ben Tasevac (UTAH) 9-8 (10-5) 3. John Morrissey/Robert Stineman (STANFORD) def. Slim Hamza/Devin Lane (UTAH) 9-7
Match Notes: Stanford 12-5, 2-0 Pac-12; National ranking #8 University of Utah 11-7, 0-2 Pac-12 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,4,5,2,6,3)