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Utah Men's Tennis Places 5th at Boise State Classic

Freshman Ace Matias earned the match clinching point for the Utes in their 7-0 sweep of Ball State to earn fifth place at the Boise State Classic.

Freshman Ace Matias earned the match clinching point for the Utes in their 7-0 sweep of Ball State to earn fifth place at the Boise State Classic.

March 24, 2012

Box Score

BOISE, Idaho - The University of Utah men's tennis team (11-5) went 2-1 at the 2012 Boise State, earning a 5th-place finish and improving to an 11-5 record.

"I was disappointed with the level of competitiveness we played with in the first match against UAB," said head coach F.D. Robbins. "But we fought back hard and got ourselves two more wins. It was tough to play without Slim [Hamza], one of our top guys. Now we have to heal up and get ready for conference play next week."

Utah faced No. 73 UAB in the first round of the tournament, falling 4-2. Sophomores Devin Lane and Alejandro Medinilla earned singles victories from the Nos. 5 and 6 positions. Doubles was not played.

In the second round, the Utes topped Idaho, 5-2. Despite dropping the doubles point, Utah rallied for three straight singles victories to make the score 3-1. Freshman Rafael Davidian then clinched the match for the Utes at the No. 3 slot, topping Cristobal Ramos Salazar, 7-5, 7-6.

The Utes wrapped up the tournament with a 7-0 sweep of Ball State in the third round Saturday. Utah clinched the doubles point in two sets and then earned six straight singles victories. Freshman Ace Matias decided the match at 4-0 for the Utes at the No. 6 position, downing Derek Carpenter, 6-0, 6-3.

Catch Utah in its first Pac-12 Conference match as they host ninth-ranked California at the Eccles Tennis Center Friday, March 30.


UAB vs University of Utah
Mar 23, 2012 at Boise, Idaho
(Julia Davis Park)
#73 UAB 4, University of Utah 2
Singles competition

1. Danny Manlow (UAB) def. Benito Suriano (UTAH) 6-4, 6-1
2. David Zimmerman (UAB) def. Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) 6-4, 6-2
3. Chris Helliar (UAB) def. Slim Hamza (UTAH) 6-3, 6-1
4. Daniel Moser (UAB) def. Rafael Davidian (UTAH) 6-3, 7-5
5. Devin Lane (UTAH) def. Lucas Dirube (UAB) 6-4, 6-4
6. Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) def. Tom Puetz (UAB) 6-4, 6-4
Match Notes:
UAB 13-3; National ranking #73
University of Utah 9-5
Order of finish: Singles (6,3,1,4,2,5)
University of Idaho vs University of Utah
Mar 23, 2012 at Boise, Idaho
(Boise Racquet and Swim Club)
University of Utah 5, University of Idaho 2
Singles competition

1. Abid Akbar (IDAHO) def. Benito Suriano (UTAH) 0-6, 6-1, 6-2
2. Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) def. Marius Cirstea (IDAHO) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
3. Rafael Davidian (UTAH) def. Cristobal Ramos Sala (IDAHO) 7-5, 7-6
4. Devin Lane (UTAH) def. Jose Bendeck (IDAHO) 7-6, 6-4
5. Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) def. Cesar Torres (IDAHO) 6-4, 6-2
6. Ace Matias (UTAH) def. Alan Shin (IDAHO) 6-4, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Benito Suriano/Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) def. Jose Bendeck/Cristobal Ramos Sala (IDAHO) 8-5
2. Abid Akbar/Andrew Dobbs (IDAHO) def. Ace Matias/Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) 9-8
3. Marius Cirstea/Filip Fichtel (IDAHO) def. Devin Lane/Ben Tasevac (UTAH) 8-5
Match Notes:
University of Idaho 8-11
University of Utah 10-5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,2,1,3,4)
Ball State vs University of Utah
Mar 24, 2012 at Boise, Idaho
(Julia Davis Park)
University of Utah 7, Ball State 0
Singles competition

1. Benito Suriano (UTAH) def. Ray Leonard (BALLSTATE) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
2. Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) def. Dalton Albertin (BALLSTATE) 6-4, 6-4
3. Devin Lane (UTAH) def. Patrick Elliott (BALLSTATE) 2-6, 6-4, 11-9
4. Rafael Davidian (UTAH) def. Austin Smith (BALLSTATE) 6-0, 6-2
5. Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) def. Austin Sansone (BALLSTATE) 6-1, 6-2
6. Ace Matias (UTAH) def. Derek Carpenter (BALLSTATE) 6-0, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Dalton Albertin/Ray Leonard (BALLSTATE) def. Benito Suriano/Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) 9-8 (13-2)
2. Alejandro Medinilla/Ace Matias (UTAH) def. Derek Carpenter/Alexandre Brym (BALLSTATE) 8-3
3. Devin Lane/Ben Tasevac (UTAH) def. Austin Sansone/Patrick Elliott (BALLSTATE) 8-5
Match Notes:
Ball State 13-6
University of Utah 11-5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,4,6,2,3,1)

 

 

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