Wes Hancock will be competing for the Utes against Utah State on Saturday as one of the leading returners for the team.
Jan. 18, 2007
The University of Utah men's tennis team will compete against Utah State for their home opener on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. MT at Eccles Tennis Center.
Utah State has three leading returners: Dantley Young, Jonas Tyden, and Hannes Schenk.
The two teams last met at the U of U Intercollegiate in the fall. Utah's Othman Ouariti defeated Young 6-2, 7-6 in the Round of 16 and Schenk won his match against Wes Hanckock 6-4, 6-2 in the Quarterfinals.
Last year, the Utes played Utah State for their home opener as well, where they swept them 7-0.
The men's tennis team was last seen at the ITA Mountain West Region Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev. on Oct. 22. Wes Hancock played into the Quarterfinals where he lost to conference opponent Max Jones from the University of New Mexico. Zach Ganger played Clancy Shields from Boise State in the finals for a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 win and automatic spot in the National Indoors as the Mountain West Region Champion.
The Utes' leading returners are Ganger, Hancock, and Miron Mann. Utah is looking for Mann to compete this year after redshirting last year due to a shoulder injury.
The University of Utah men's tennis team will compete against Weber State at home on January 27, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. MT