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Utah Defeated By No. 36 San Diego State, 5-2

Junior Devin Lane captured one of Utah's two points against SDSU.

Junior Devin Lane captured one of Utah's two points against SDSU.

March 10, 2013


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The University of Utah men's tennis team(7-4) fell to No. 36 San Diego State (5-2, 2-0 MWC) by a score of 5-2 Sunday at the Rec Cen Courts. Junior Devin Lane and sophomore Cedric Willems captured Utah's two points from the Nos. 5 and 6 singles positions.

In doubles action, San Diego State swept all three matches to capture the doubles point. At the No. 2 spot, Willems and junior Ben Tasevac fell to Derek Siddiqui and Andranik Khachatryan, 8-4.

Senior Dmytro Mamedov and junior Alejandro Medinilla then dropped an 8-4 decision to Hunter Nicholas and Thorsten Bertsch, giving the Aztec the doubles point.

Lane and sophomore Garrett LaBarre were then defeated by Juan Florez and Marvin Tawasi, 8-5 at the third slot.

Mamedov returned to action in singles play at the No. 1 position, falling to Siddiqui, 7-5, 6-3, making the score 2-0 in favor of San Diego State.

At the No. 5 position, Lane then routed Florez, 6-2, 6-4, putting up Utah's first point at 2-1. Despite dropping the first set, 6-1, Medinilla rallied back to take the second set 1-6 over Bertsch at the No. 2 spot, but was ultimately unable to take the third set, 7-5, giving the Aztec's a two point advantage at 3-1.

After falling in the first set 1-6 to Khachatryan at the No. 6 slot, Willems broke back to take the second set, 7-6(6) and used the winning momentum to take the third set, 6-3, posting the Utes' second point and making the score 3-2.

San Diego State then saw the match deciding point at 4-2 at the No. 3 slot when sophomore Rafael Davidian was defeated by Nicholas, 6-3, 7-5. The score finished out at 5-2 when Tasevac was bested by Tawasi at the fourth spot, 6-0, 6-4.



The Utes return to action in Santa Barbara Monday against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at 2 p.m. MT. Check back to utahutes.com for an update on Utah's road slate.

Match Results
1. Nicholas/Bertsch (SDSU) def. Medinilla/Mamedov (UU) 8-4
2. Siddiqui/Khatchatryan (SDSU) def. Willems/Tasevac (UU) 8-4
3. Florez/Tawasi (SDSU) def. Lane/Garrett LaBarre(UU) 8-5
Order of finish: 2,1,3

Singles 1. Derek Siddiqui (SDSU) def.Dmytro Mamedov(UU) 7-5, 6-3 2. Thorsten Bertsch (SDSU) def.Alejandro Medinilla(UU) 6-1, 1-6, 7-5 3. Hunter Nicholas (SDSU) def.Rafael Davidian(UU) 6-3, 7-5 4. Marvin Tawasi (SDSU) def.Ben Tasevac(UU) 6-0, 6-4 5.Devin Lane(UU) def. Juan Florez (SDSU) 6-2, 6-4 6.Cedric Willems(UU) def. Andranik Khachatryan 1-6, 7-6(6), 6-3

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