Senior Alejandro Medinilla netted the match deciding points for the Utes.
April 6, 2014
SEATTLE, Wash. - The University of Utah men's tennis team (14-5, 2-2 Pac-12) routed the Washington Huskies (10-10, 1-3 Pac-12) Sunday at the Bill Quillian Memorial Tennis Stadium by a score of 4-2. The Utes turned in their second victory of the weekend while senior Alejandro Medinilla clinched the match for Utah from the No. 3 singles spot.
"We played yet another competitive match and came up with a great win on the road over a solid Washington Huskies team," said assistant coach Roeland Brateanu.
In doubles action, juniors Slim Hamza and Cedric Willems posted Utah's first win of the day as they defeated Emmett Egger and Jeff Hawke at the top spot, 8-6. Washington's Max Manthou and Viktor Farkas then answered with an 8-6 win at the No. 2 position over Ute seniors Ben Tasevac and Devin Lane.
But Medinilla and sophomore Matt Cowley rallied at the No. 3 slot and managed to narrowly defeat Michael Chamerski and Wendell Wantabe, 8-7 (10-8) to secure the doubles point Utah.
The Huskies then tied the match at one apiece as Tasevac dropped a 6-1, 6-2 decision to Manthou at the No. 2 singles spot. They then went up 2-1 on the Utes when Cowley was defeated by Chamerski, 6-3, 6-4.
Down, but not out, Utah regained control on the match and proceeded to win the final three singles matches. Willems first bested Hawke at the No. 4 position, 7-5, 6-4, which then tied the score 2-2.
Utah returns home to host No. 3 UCLA Friday at 1:30 p.m. MT and No. 2 USC Sunday at 11 a.m. MT.
#58 Utah 4, Washington 2 Doubles 1. Hamza/Willems (Utah) def. Egger/Hawke, 8-6 2. Farkas/Manthou def. Tasevac/Lane (Utah), 8-6 3. Cowley/Medinilla (Utah) def. Chamerski/Watanabe, 8-7 (10-8) Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
Singles 1. Slim Hamza (Utah) def. Emmett Egger, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 2. Max Manthou def. Ben Tasevac (Utah), 6-1, 6-2 3. Alejandro Medinilla (Utah) def. Gal Hakak, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 4. Cedric Willems (Utah) def. Jeff Hawke, 7-5, 6-4 5. Viktor Farkas vs. Devin Lane (Utah), 7-6, 5-7, 2-1, susp. 6. Michael Chamerski def. Matt Cowley (Utah), 6-3, 6-4 Order of Finish: 2, 6, 4, 1, 3