Junior Alejandro Medinilla captured the match clincher in Utah's shut out of Montana.
Jan. 26, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah men's tennis team (3-0) captured its first 7-0 shutout of the season against Montana Saturday at the Eccles Tennis Center. Junior Alejandro Medinilla posted the match clincher at the No. 3 singles position.
"I am very happy with today's performance," said head coach F.D. Robbins. "We improved over last week and played a lot better doubles today."
Utah went 1-0 early on in the match after capturing two of three doubles matches and netting the doubles point. Medinilla and fellow junior Devin Lane teamed up at the No. 2 doubles spot to rout Michael Facey and Zach Drost, 8-2.
Senior Dmytro Mamedov and sophomore Rafael Davidian then followed with an identical 8-2 victory at the third slot over Eric Braun and Semion Branzburg, clinching the doubles point. Sophomore Cedric Willems and junior Ben Tasevac were closing in on a third win at the No. 1 position, but their match against Andrew Warren and Ethan Vaughn was halted at 6-3.
In singles action, Willems vanquished Facey 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 2 spot, putting the Utes up 2-0. Sophomore Garrett LaBarre then downed Drost at the sixth slot, 6-2, 6-1, while Medinilla captured the match deciding point with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Vaughn at the No. 3 position.
With the match decided at 4-0, the Utes posted three more consecutive wins. At the top spot, No. 85 Mamedov downed Warren, 6-3, 6-4, while Davidian topped Braun, 6-1, 7-6(3). Finally, Tasevac routed Branzburg, 6-4, 7-6(4) making the final score 7-0 for Utah.
Tennis Match Results University of Montana vs University of Utah Jan 26, 2013 at Salt Lake City (Eccles Tennis Center) University of Utah 7, University of Montana 0 Singles competition 1. #85 Mamedov, Dmytro (UUMEN) def. Andrew Warren (MONTANA) 6-3, 6-4 2. Willems, Cedric (UUMEN) def. Michael Facey (MONTANA) 6-4, 6-0 3. Medinilla, Alejandro (UUMEN) def. Ethan Vaughn (MONTANA) 6-2, 6-2 4. Tasevac, Ben (UUMEN) def. Semion Branzburg (MONTANA) 6-4, 7-6 (0-4) 5. Davidian, Rafael (UUMEN) def. Eric Braun (MONTANA) 6-1, 7-6 (0-3) 6. LaBarre, Garrett (UUMEN) def. Zach Drost (MONTANA) 6-2, 6-1 Doubles competition 1. Willems, Cedric/Tasevac, Ben (UUMEN) vs. Andrew Warren/Ethan Vaughn (MONTANA) 6-3 (DNF) 2. Medinilla, Alejandro/Lane, Devin (UUMEN) def. Michael Facey/Zach Drost (MONTANA) 8-2 3. Mamedov, Dmytro/Davidian, Rafael (UUMEN) def. Eric Braun/Semion Branzburg (MONTANA) 8-2 University of Montana 0-3 University of Utah 3-0 Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,6,3,1,5,4)