Wes Hancock had a stand-out performance against James Ludlow from BYU in the Round of 32 at the Wilson ITA Mountain West Region Tournament.
Oct. 19, 2006
LAS VEGAS, NEV. - The University of Utah men's tennis team ended the second day of the Wilson ITA Mountain West Region Tournament on Thursday at the Darling Tennis Center with Zach Ganger and Wes Hancock moving into the singles Quarterfinals, and in doubles play, Ganger and Jason Smits moving into the Round of 16.
Ganger was challenged by Brett Hunter from UNLV in the Round of 32. The Ute played a three-set battle against the Rebel. Hunter took the first set 6-3, but Ganger answered back with a solid 6-1 win in the second set. The last set ended in Ganger's favor for a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win to advance him into the Quarterfinals on Friday. He will face Eric Roberson of Boise State at 10:30 a.m.
Wes Hancock also played a vigorous three-set match against James Ludlow of BYU in the Round of 32. The Ute won the first set 6-2. In the second set, the Cougar slid by with a 6-4 win over the Ute, but Hancock answered back with a victorious 6-1 win in the third set. The Ute will advance into the Quarterfinals on Friday competing against Max Jones of New Mexico.
Utah duo Ganger and Smits faced David Kovas and Myles Perkins of Montana State in the Round of 32. The Ute duo smashed a striking 8-1 win to advance them into the Round of 16. Ganger and Smits will face Jakub Dybala and Kyle McDonald of Montana State on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Mountain West Regional Tournament- Day Two Results MAIN DRAW SINGLES Round of 32: Zach Ganger (Utah) def. Brett Hunter (UNLV); 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 Dominik Kaufhold (BYU) def. Jason Smits (Utah); 6-3, 6-4 Wes Hancock (Utah) def. James Ludlow (BYU); 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
Round of 16: Zach Ganger (Utah) def. Piotr Dilaj (Boise); 6-3, 3-1 ret. (ill) Wes Hancock (Utah) def. Cassidy Mears (BYU); 7-6, 6-4
CONSOLATION SINGLES Second Round: Jamaal Hepburn (Boise) def. Timmy Allin (Utah); 6-4, 6-3 Joe Nicolazzi (UNM) def. Ryan Schlacter (Utah); 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 Gustave Diep (UNM) def. Othman Ouariti (Utah); 6-4, 6-3 Jeff Morys (NAU) def. Amit Maharaj (Utah); 6-0, 6-2
MAIN DRAW DOUBLES Round of 32: Zach Ganger/Jason Smits (Utah) def. David Kovas/Myles Perkins (Montana St.); 8-1