Freshman Zach Ganger
April 8, 2005
Provo, Utah - The University of Utah men's tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 55 BYU yesterday on the Cougars' home courts.
The Utes started the match against their in-state rival by winning the No. 1 and 3 doubles and earning a one point lead. Zach Ganger and Miron Mann downed Nima Roshan and Jose Lechuga at No. 1 (8-3). Dan Mascall and Tomasz Grzyb were victorious at No. 3 with an (8-6) win over Christian Hand and Shane LaPorte.
However, Utah dropped four of the six singles matches, giving up the lead to the Cougars. Ganger defeated James Ludlow (6-2, 6-3) at No. 2. Nick Coutts was responsible for Utah's other singles victory. He battled back from a loss in the second set to earn a (7-6, 6-7, 10-6) win over LaPorte.
With this loss, the men's tennis team falls to 12-6 on the season and 0-3 in the Mountain West Conference.
Singles: 1. Nima Roshan def. Tomasz Grzyb 6-2,6-4 2. Zach Ganger def. James Ludlow 6-2,6-3 3. Jeff Das def. Miron Mann 6-4,7-6 4. Nick Coutts def. Shane LaPorte 7-6,6-7,10-6 5. Christian Hand def. Jason Yap 6-4,6-4 6. Dominik Kaufhold def. Dan Mascall 7-6,6-2
Doubles: 1.Ganger/Mann def. Roshan/Jose Lechuga 8-3 2.Kaufhold/Ludlow def. Yap/Coutts 8-3 3.Mascall/Grzyb def. Hand/LaPorte 8-6