Junior Devin Lane clinched Utah's 4-3 victory over Marquette.
March 23, 2013
BOISE, Idaho - The University of Utah men's tennis team went 2-1 this weekend at the Boise State Invitational to improve to a 10-6 dual-match record. The Utes captured victories against Marquette and Southern Mississippi, while falling to No. 62 Idaho.
Utah started out the tournament strong, battling Marquette to a 4-3 victory Friday at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center. Despite dropping the doubles point, Utah was able to capture singles victories at the Nos. 3-6 singles positions. Junior Devin Lane captured the match deciding point at the No. 4 spot in a three-set thriller against Logon Collins, 6-7, 6-2, 6-1.
The Utes returned to action for a second time Friday at the Boise Racquet and Swim Club, falling to No. 62 Idaho, 4-1. Utah's solo point came when junior Ben Tasevac defeated Cristobal Ramos Salazar at the No. 6 position, 6-2, 6-4. Tasevac also managed a victory in doubles action with partner sophomore Cedric Willems at the No. 3 position, defeating Jake Knox and Ivan Krijanto, 8-6.
Utah finished out the tournament Saturday with a 4-2 victory over Southern Mississippi. Although the Utes dropped the doubles point for the third time during the tournament, singles victories at the Nos. 3-6 positions once again carried Utah to a win. Willems defeated Paulo Alvarado to capture the match clincher for Utah at the No. 5 singles spot, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5), while senior Dmytro Mamedov and junior Alejandro Medinilla managed a win for the Utes in doubles action at the second slot against Benjamin Feldmann and Vasco Valverde, 8-5.
The Utes head back to home to the Eccles Tennis Center to begin conference play, hosting No. 39 Oregon and No. 30 Washington Friday and Sunday, respectively.
Utah (9-5) def. Marquette (8-8), 4-3 Doubles 1. Mamalat/Teofanovic (MU) vs. Hamza/Lane (UU), 7-8 (DNF) 2. Collins/Tehrani (MU) def. Mamedov/Medinilla (UU), 8-1 3. Stark/Sklyr (MU) def. Tasevac/Willems (UU), 8-6
Singles 1. Dan Mamalat (MU) def. Dmytro Mamedov (UU), 6-2, 6-1 2. Vukasin Teofanovic (MU) def. Slim Hamza (UU), 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 3. Alejandro Medinilla (UU) def. Cameron Tehrani (MU), 6-3, 6-3 4. Devin Lane (UU) def. Logon Collins (MU), 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 5. Cedric Willems (UU) def. Gleb Sklyr (MU), 6-2, 6-1 6. Ben Tasevac (UU) def. James Stark (MU), 6-0, 6-4 Order of finish: 5,1,3,6,2,4
No. 62 Idaho (17-1) def. Utah (9-6), 4-1 Doubles 1. Akbar/Cirstea (UI) def. Lane/Hamza (UU), 9-7 2. Bendeck/Ramos Salazar (UI) def. Mamedov/Medinilla (UU), 8-4 3. Tasevac/Willems (UU) def. Krijanto/Knox (UI), 8-6
Singles 1. No. 122 Dmitry Perevoshchikov (UI) def. Dmytro Mamedov (UU), 6-3, 6-1 2. Abid Akbar (UI) def. Slim Hamza (UU), 6-3, 6-2 3. Marius Cirstea (UI) def. Alejandro Medinilla (UU), 6-2, 6-2 4. Jose Bendeck (UI) vs. Devin Lane (UU), DNF 5. Cesar Torres (UI) vs. Cedric Willems (UU), DNF 6. Ben Tasevac (UU) def. Cristobal Ramos Salazar (UI), 6-2, 6-4
Utah (10-6) def. Southern Mississippi (14-8), 4-2 Doubles 1. Frost/Goodwin (USM) def. Lane/Hamza (UU), 8-4 2. Mamedov/Medinilla (UU) def. Valverde/Feldmann (USM), 8-5 3. Escobar/Alvarado (USM) def. Tasevac/Willems (UU), 8-6 Order of finish: 1,2,3
Singles 1. Matt Frost (USM) def. Dmytro Mamedov (UU), 6-2, 6-1 2. Andrew Goodwin (USM) vs. Slim Hamza (UU), 6-7 (2), 6-2, 0-3 (DNF) 3. Alejandro Medinilla (UU) def. Benjamin Feldmann (USM), 6-0, 6-0 4. Devin Lane (UU) def. Vasco Valverde (USM), 6-3, 6-0 5. Cedric Willems (UU) def. Paulo Alvarado (USM), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) 6. Ben Tasevac (UU) def. Brad Marriott (USM), 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 Order of finish: 3,4,1,6,5