Tomasz Gryzb beat Roshan Raseki (6-3, 6-3) to help the Utes beat the Aggies, 6-1 at home.
Jan. 30, 2004
Salt Lake City - The University of Utah men's tennis team defeated the Utah State Aggies, 6-1 at the Eccles Tennis Center.
The Utes dominated in doubles play. Senior Roeland Brateanu paired up with freshman Miron Mann to defeat Hungsoon Park and Hannes Schenk at the No. 1 spot (8-5). Freshman Ryan Scott and sophomore Tomasz Gryzb teamed up and downed Lukas Bouton and Ryan Bair(8-6) at the No. 2. Freshman Jason Yap and sophomore Nick Coutts crushed Jason Trask and Roshan Rasekhi(8-6) at the No. 3.
In singles play, Brateanu played at the No. 1 and beat Park (6-4, 6-3). At the No. 2 Gryzb downed Raseki (6-3, 6-3). Mann performed well at the No. 3, defeating Schenk (7-5, 7-6). Yap fared well at the No. 4 but fell to Trask (6-1, 7-6). Freshman Dantley Young played at the No. 4 and crushed Nelson (6-2, 6-3). At the No. 6, Scott downed Bair (6-1, 6-3).
Assistant Coach Graeme Cox comments on the match." The team put forth a strong performance against a confident Utah State squad. We were able to put a lot of what we have been working on in practice since the Northwestern match into play tonight and that is encouraging. Our grey shirt practice squad came up big and helped players like Dantley Young and Nick Coutts prepare for tonight."
"Once again our loyal and boisterous crowd helped out our players in a number of tight situations and the team would like to thank everyone for their continued support."
"Hopefully we are able to continue on with our effort tomorrow and get ready for a tough opponent like Montana State."
Doubles Brateanu/Mann def. Park/Schenk 8-5 Gryzb/Scott def. Bouton/Bair 8-6 Young/Coutts def. Trask/Rasekhi 8-6
Singles Brateanu def. Park 6-4, 6-3 Gryzb def. Rasekhi 6-3, 6-3 Mann def. Schenk 7-5, 7-6 Trask def. Yap 6-1, 7-6 Young def. Nelson 6-2, 6-3 Scott def. Bair 6-1, 6-3