Junior Dmytro Mamedov earned the match clinching point for the Utes in its 6-1 victory over Montana State.
Feb. 4, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah men's tennis team (4-0) downed Montana State and Idaho State Saturday in a double header at the Eccles Tennis Center. The Utes earned a 6-1 victory over the Montana State Bobcats, followed by a 7-0 sweep of the Idaho State Bengals. Junior Dmytro Mamedov earned the match clinching point against the Bobcats, while sophomore Ben Tasevac netted the deciding point against the Bengals.
After earning the doubles point, Utah earned four straight singles victories against Montana State. Sophomore Alejandro Medinilla topped Martin Marilles, 6-0, 6-3, at the No. 6 position, while fellow sophomore Devin Lane netted a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Diego Campos Contreras at the No. 4 spot, making the score 3-0 in favor of Utah.
Mamedov then clinched the match at 4-0 when he downed Markus Schleuter from the second slot, 6-2, 6-1. Sophomore Ben Tasevac then routed Lander Jewett, 6-2, 6-3, at the No. 5 position, to extend the Utes' victory to 5-0.
Senior Benito Suriano then dropped a 6-2, 6-4 decision to Niklas Brandes at the top spot to give Montana State their only point. Freshman Slim Hamza made the final score 6-1 when he netted a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Alberto Fuentes at the No. 3 position.
In doubles play, Hamza and Lane teamed up at the second spot to down Campos Contreras and Fuentes, 8-2. Suriano and Mamedov then fell to Brandes and Schleuter, 8-2, at the No. 1 slot.
The Utes returned to the courts against Idaho State, earning the doubles point in two games. Suriano and Medinilla downed Charles Norman and Dakota Pate, 8-3, at the No.1 position.
Lane and Hamza then teamed up at the No. 3 spot to top Krzyzstof Stempien and Andres Coello, 8-3, to earn the doubles point for the Utes. Mamedov and freshman Ace Matias then battled Nate Gross and Dan Buckingham to a tight 8-7(1) victory at the No. 2 slot.
Going into singles with a 1-0 advantage, Hamza downed Gross, 6-1, 6-2, at the No. 2 spot, while Mamedov extended Utah's lead to 3-0 when he netted a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Norman at the top position.
Tasevac then earned the match clinching point for the Utes at 4-0 when he topped Buckingham, 6-0, 7-5, at the No. 4 slot. Lane then routed Stempien at the No. 3 position, 6-2, 6-4, extending Utah's victory to 5-0. Freshman Rafael Davidian then secured a 6-2, 7-5, win at the No. 6 position over Pate, while Medinilla completed the sweep with a 7-5, 6-4 victory at the fifth slot.
Tennis Match Results Montana State vs University of Utah Feb 04, 2012 at Salt Lake City (Eccles Tennis Center) University of Utah 6, Montana State 1
Singles competition 1. Niklas Brandes (MONTST) def. Benito Suriano (UTAH) 6-2, 6-4 2. Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) def. Markus Schleuter (MONTST) 6-2, 6-1 3. Slim Hamza (UTAH) def. Alberto Fuentes (MONTST) 6-3, 6-2 4. Devin Lane (UTAH) def. Diego Campos Contrer (MONTST) 6-2, 6-1 5. Ben Tasevac (UTAH) def. Lander Jewett (MONTST) 6-2, 6-3 6. Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) def. Martin Marilles (MONTST) 6-0, 6-3
Doubles competition 1. Niklas Brandes/Markus Schleuter (MONTST) def. Benito Suriano/Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) 8-2 2. Slim Hamza/Devin Lane (UTAH) def. Diego Campos Contreras/Alberto Fuentes (MONTST) 8-2 3. Alejandro Medinilla/Ben Tasevac (UTAH) def. Lander Jewett/Prithiv Sivasubraman (MONTST) 8-5
Match Notes: Montana State 2-4 University of Utah 3-0 Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,4,2,5,1,3)
Idaho State Men vs University of Utah Feb 04, 2012 at Salt Lake City (Eccles Tennis Center) University of Utah 7, Idaho State Men 0
Singles competition 1. Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) def. NORMAN, Charles (ISU) 6-2, 6-0 2. Slim Hamza (UTAH) def. GROSS, Nate (ISU) 6-1, 6-2 3. Devin Lane (UTAH) def. STEMPIEN, Krzyzstof (ISU) 6-2, 6-4 4. Ben Tasevac (UTAH) def. BUCKINGHAM, Dan (ISU) 6-0, 7-5 5. Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) def. MILLER, Austin (ISU) 7-5, 6-4 6. Rafael Davidian (UTAH) def. PATE, Dakota (ISU) 6-2, 7-5
Doubles competition 1. Benito Suriano/Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) def. NORMAN, Charles/PATE, Dakota (ISU) 8-3 2. Dmytro Mamedov/Ace Matias (UTAH) def. GROSS, Nate/BUCKINGHAM, Dan (ISU) 8-7 (7-1) 3. Devin Lane/Slim Hamza (UTAH) def. STEMPIEN, Krzyzstof/COELLO, Andres (ISU) 8-3
Match Notes: Idaho State Men 1-4 University of Utah 4-0 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,4,3,6,5)