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No. 73 Utah Defeated by No. 16 California, 6-1

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 12, 2013

Box Score

BERKELEY - The 73rd-ranked University of Utah men's tennis team (11-10, 1-4 Pac-12) dropped a 6-1 decision at No. 16 California (11-8, 3-1 Pac-12) Friday at the Hellman Tennis Complex. Junior Ben Tasevac captured Utah's point from the No. 6 singles position, while fellow Utes sophomores Slim Hamza and Cedric Willems earned an upset in doubles play.

After dropping the doubles point to the Golden Bears, junior Alejandro Medinilla was topped by No. 59 Campbell Johnson, 6-2, 6-2, at the No. 3 spot. Senior Dmytro Mamedov then fell to No. 35 Ben McLachlan at the top slot, 6-2, 6-3, putting Cal up 3-0.

The Golden Bears then clinched the match at 4-0 at the fourth position when junior Devin Lane was bested by Gregory Bayane, 7-6(6), 6-4.

No. 101 Hamza then netted his first set at the No. 2 spot, 4-6, but was unable to take the following to sets and was defeated by No. 83 Cristoffer Konigsfeldt, 6-1, 7-6(5), making the score 5-0 in favor of Cal.

Willems then suffered a hard-fought 7-6(6), 6-7(3), 1-0(1) loss to Mads Engested at the fifth slot, marking Cal's sixth point of the match.

Then, at the No. 6 position, Tasevac managed a 7-5, 3-6, 1-0(6) victory over Wyatt Houghton, making the final score 6-1.

In doubles action, Utah came out ready and took the first match at the No. 2 spot, 8-6, as Hamza and Willems upset 41st-ranked Engsted and McLachlan.

Lane and Medinilla then dropped an 8-3 decision to Bayane and Chase Melton at the No. 3 slot, while Mamedov and Tasevac were topped by 31st-ranked Konigsfeldt and Johnson at the top spot, 8-5, giving the Golden Bears the doubles point.

Utah returns to action Saturday against No. 41 Stanford (8-8, 1-3 Pac-12) at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at 12 p.m. MT.

 

 

No. 16 California 6, No. 73 Utah 1
Doubles
1: No. 31 Johnson/Konigsfeldt (California) def. Mamedov/Tasevac (Utah) - 8-5
2: Hamza/Willems (Utah) def. No. 41 Engsted/B. McLachlan (California) - 8-6
3: Bayane/Melton (California) def. Lane/Medinilla (Utah) - 8-3
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1.

Singles 1: No. 35 Ben McLachlan (California) def. Dmytro Mamedov (Utah) - 6-2, 6-3 2: No. 83 Christoffer Konigsfeldt (California) def. Slima Hamza (Utah) -4-6, 6-1, 7-6(5) 3: No. 59 Campbell Johnson (California) def. Alejandro Medinilla (Utah) -6-2, 6-2 4: Gregory Bayane (California) def. Devin Lane (Utah) - 7-6(6), 6-4 5: Mads Engsted (California) def. Cedric Willems (Utah) - 7-6(6), 6-7(3), 1-0 (1) 6: Ben Tasevac (Utah) def. Wyatt Houghton (California) - 7-5, 3-6, 1-0(6) Order of Finish: 3, 1, 4, 2, 5, 6

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