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Utah Men's Tennis Shuts Out Montana

Junior Alejandro Medinilla captured the match clincher in Utah's shut out of Montana.

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.



Catch the Utes back in action Saturday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. against Air Force at the Eccles Tennis Center.

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)
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