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No. 75 Utah Defeated by No. 3 USC, 5-2

Junior Ben Tasevac managed a point in singles play for the Utes.

Junior Ben Tasevac managed a point in singles play for the Utes.

April 6, 2013

Results

LOS ANGELES - The 75th-ranked University of Utah men's tennis team (11-9, 1-3 Pac-12) was defeated by No. 3 USC (20-2, 3-0 Pac-12) Saturday at Marks Stadium. Junior Ben Tasevac and sophomore Cedric Willems each captured singles upsets to post Utah's two points from the Nos. 6 and 5 singles spots, respectively.

After the Trojans captured the doubles point in two sets at the Nos. 1 and 2 positions, junior Alejandro Medinilla was blanked at the No. 3 singles slot by 65th-ranked Eric Johnson.

Senior Dmytro Mamedov then fell to No. 9 Ray Sarmiento at the top spot, 6-1, 6-1. USC then clinched the match at 4-0 when junior Slim Hamza dropped a 7-5, 6-2 decision to No. 48 Yannick Hanfmann at the No. 2 positions.

USC then posted its fifth point when junior Devin Lane was bested by No. 86 Jonny Wang, 6-4, 6-3 at the No. 4 slot.

Then, at the No. 5 position, Willems captured a 6-3, 7-5 victory over No. 87 Michael Grant, making the score 5-1. Tasevac then upset, No. 104 Max de Vroome at the sixth spot, 6-3, 7-6(4), setting the final score at 5-2 in favor of the Trojans.

The Utes continue Pac-12 conference action on the road next weekend against No. 21 California Friday and No. 47 Stanford Saturday.

#3 USC 5, #75 Utah 2
Doubles
(1) #37 Hanfmann/Sarmiento (USC) def. Hamza/Lane (UTAH) - 8-2
(2) Grant/Johnson (USC) def. Mamedov/Medinilla (UTAH) - 8-1
(3) de Vroome/Wang (USC) vs. Tasevac/Willems (UTAH) - 6-4 susp.
USC wins doubles point.
Order of finish: 2, 1

Singles (1) #9Ray Sarmiento(USC) def. Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) - 6-1, 6-1 (2) #48Yannick Hanfmann(USC) def. Slim Hamza (UTAH) - 7-5, 6-2* (3) #65Eric Johnson(USC) def. Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) - 6-0, 6-0 (4) #86Jonny Wang(USC) def. Devin Lane (UTAH) - 6-4, 6-3 (5) Cedric Willems (UTAH) def. #87Michael Grant(USC) - 6-3, 7-5 (6) Ben Tasevac (UTAH) def. #104Max de Vroome(USC) - 6-3, 7-6 (4) Order of finish: 3, 1, 2*, 4, 5, 6


 

 

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