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Men's Tennis Defeats Idaho State




Feb. 18, 1998

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah improved it's record to 6-2 on the year Wednesday night as they downed the Idaho State Bengals, 7-0. Utah is undefeated at home this year, and currently have a winning streak of two including Monday's victory over BYU. At the No. 1 singles position, senior Paul McPherson broke a three game losing streak, downing George Kynernitis, 6-2, 6-2. At the No. 2 position, Ute junior Ben Coates handled Rodney Cook, 6-1, 7-6, followed by Alex Buxton's three set victory over Erkki Torm, 7-6, 3-7, 7-6. Utah's No. 4 seeded Ryan Snow outlasted Bob Axtell 7-6, 6-3 and Ute newcomer Adam Eke defeated Simmo Sommer 6-3, 5-7, 7- 6. Kevin Zenger, playing in his first ever singles match at the collegiate did it in victorious fashion as he outplayed George Devinche, 6-2, 6-4.

In doubles play, Utah claimed the point by winning two of the three doubles matches. Utah's duo of Coates and Rodrigue downed Cook and Axtell, 8-3, and McPherson and Snow defeated Marlowe and Kyneritis, 8-3. Idaho State's only match victory was scored by the tandem of Sommer and Torm as they handled Eke and Zenger, 9-8.

Results:
Singles:
1. Paul McPherson (UU) def. George Kynernitis (ISU), 6-2, 6-2 
2. Ben Coates (UU) def. Rodney Cook (ISU),           6-1, 7-6 
3. Alex Buxton (UU) def. Erkki Torm (ISU),           7-6, 3-6, 7-6 
4. Ryan Snow (UU) def. Bob Axtell (ISU),             7-5, 6-3 
5. Adam Eke (UU) def. Simmo Sommer (ISU),            6-3, 5-7, 7-6 
6. Kevin Zenger (UU) def. George Devinche (ISU),     6-2, 6-4 

Doubles:
1. Coates/Rodrigue (UU) def. Cook Axtell (ISU),         8-3 
2. Sommer/Torm (ISU) def. Eke/Zenger (UU),              9-8 
3. McPherson/Snow (UU) def. Marlowe/Kynernitis (ISU),   8-3

 

 

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