Senior Tomasz Grzyb played his last match for the University of Utah men's tennis team Friday in the MWC Tournament agasint the SDSU Aztecs.
April 28, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - After a long day of competition, including their win against UNLV (4-3), the University of Utah men's tennis team will be coming home from the MWC Tournament off of a loss to SDSU (4-0).
The fourth-seeded and 61st-ranked Utes gave a solid effort against SDSU, but still fell short during competition. Utah had a three hour break after their win over UNLV Friday before facing the SDSU Aztecs at 4:00 p.m. PT. This was the first match in the tournament for the top-seeded and 48th-ranked SDSU.
San Diego State swept doubles right out of the gate with 8-4 victories in all three spots. Competition was interrupted again Friday at No. 1, No. 5, and No. 6 singles. Tomasz Grzyb (at No. 2), Nick Coutts (at No. 3), and Wes Hancock (at No. 4) all stomached defeat under the Aztecs. Grzyb lost to Markus Dickhardt (6-2, 6-4), Benedikt Stronk defeated Coutts (6-1, 6-3), and Hancock lost his match (6-2, 6-1) to Stephan Timu.
The University of Utah men's tennis team finished their season Friday with a 15-10 record. Friday's competition not only ends the season for the Utes, but was also the last time seniors Tomasz Grzyb and Nick Coutts will be playing for Utah.
MWC Tennis Semifinals SDSU 4, Utah 0
Singles 1. Christian Groh (SDSU) vs. Zach Ganger (Utah); 6-4, 2-3 (DNF) 2. Markus Dickhardt (SDSU) def. Tomasz Grzyb (Utah); 6-2, 6-4 3. Benedikt Stronk (SDSU) def. Nick Coutts (Utah); 6-1, 6-3 4. Stephan Timu (SDSU) def. Wes Hancock (Utah); 6-2, 6-1 5. Anthony Gomez (SDSU) vs. Jason Yap (Utah); 7-6 (5), 1-1 (DNF) 6. Ryan Scott (Utah) vs. Robert Sabo (SDSU); 6-4, 3-3 (DNF)
Doubles 1. Benedikt Stronk/Markus Dickhardt (SDSU) def. Zach Ganger/Nick Coutts (Utah); 8-4 2. Stephan Timu/Anthony Gomez (SDSU) def. Jason Yap/Tomasz Grzyb (Utah); 8-4 3. Christian Groh/Robert Sabo (SDSU) def. Dan Mascall/Dan Hancock (Utah); 8-4