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Utah Men's Tennis Suffers 4-3 Loss to No. 29 Washington

Sophomore Slim Hamza captured Utah's first point.

Sophomore Slim Hamza captured Utah's first point.

March 31, 2013


SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah men's tennis team (11-7, 1-1 Pac-12) suffered a hard-fought 4-3 loss to No. 29 Washington (14-6, 2-0 Pac-12) Sunday at the Liberty Park Tennis Center. Junior Ben Tasevac and sophomores Slim Hamza and Cedric Willems captured the Utes' three points in singles play.

After dropping the doubles point to the Huskies, Utah struggled to find success in singles action. Senior Dmytro Mamedov was bested by 21st-ranked Kyle McMorrow at the No. 1 position, 6-1, 6-1.

Junior Alejandro Medinilla then dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to Max Manthou at the No. 3 slot, making the score 3-0 in favor of Washington.

The Huskies then clinched the match at 4-0 from the No. 4 spot when junior Devin Lane fell to Emmett Egger, 6-4, 7-5.

Utah then posted its first point when Hamza managed a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory at the second slot over Marton Bots at the second position.

Then, at the No. 5 slot, Willems battled Viktor Farkas to a tight 7-6(4), 7-6(3) win, making the score 4-2. Tasevac then posted the final point for the Utes at the sixth spot, besting Jeff Hawke, 3-6, 7-5, 14-12, making the final score 4-3.

The Utes return to action when it faces No. 4 UCLA and No.2 USC Friday and Saturday.

No. 29 Washington 4, Utah 3
1. Lane/Hamza (UU) vs. McMorrow/Bots (WASH), 4-6 unf.
2. Hawke/Egger (WASH) def. Mamedov/Medinilla, 8-3
3. Manthou/Bardhart (WASH) def. Tasevac/Willems, 8-5
Order of Finish: 2,3,1

Singles 1. No. 21 Kyle McMorrow (WASH) def. Dmytro Mamedov (UU), 6-1, 6-1 2. Slim Hamza (UU) def. Marton Bots (WASH), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 3. Max Manthou (WASH) def. Alejandro Medinilla (UU), 6-4, 6-3 4. Emmett Egger (WASH) def. Devin Lane (UU), 6-4, 7-5 5. Cedric Willems (UU) def. Viktor Farkas (WASH), 7-6(4), 7-6(3) 6. Ben Tasevac (UU) def. Jeff Hawke (WASH), 3-6, 7-5, 14-12 Order of Finish: 1,3,4,2,5,6



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