50th-ranked Slim Hamza captured a victory for Utah at the No. 3 singles position.
April 15, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Utah men's tennis team (11-11, 0-6) dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 66 Oregon (17-5, 2-4 Pac-12) Sunday at the 18th Street Outdoor Court. The Utes next face Arizona in their final match of the season Saturday in Tucson.
In doubles play, Utah fell in all three matches, starting with senior Benito Suriano and junior Dmytro Mamedov's 8-0 loss to Jeff Mullen and Robin Cambier at the No. 1 position. The Ducks then netted the doubles point when sophomore Alejandro Medinilla and freshman Ace Matias dropped an 8-5 decision at the second slot to Jose Izquierdo and Alex Rovello.
Despite going into singles play down 1-0, 50th-ranked Hamza tied the match at one apiece with a 6-2, 6-3 victory at the No. 3 position over Mullen. Suriano then fell to Cambier at the No. 1 spot, 6-1, 6-3, making the score 2-1 in favor of Oregon.
No. 124 freshman Rafael Davidian then dropped a 6-4, 6-4 decision to Sardu at the No. 4 slot, putting the Ducks up 3-1. Oregon then captured the match clinching point at 4-1 when No. 123 Mamedov suffered a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Rovello at the No. 2 position.
Medinilla then posted Utah's second point at the sixth spot with a hard-fought 7-6, 1-6, 10-8 victory over Clissold, making the score 4-2. At the No. 5 position, Lane then bested Izquierdo 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 to complete the match at 4-3.
Tennis Match Results University of Utah vs Oregon Apr 15, 2012 at Eugene, Ore. (18th Street Outdoor Courts)
#66 Oregon 4, University of Utah 3
Singles competition 1. CAMBIER, Robin (ORE) def. Benito Suriano (UTAH) 6-1, 6-3 2. ROVELLO, Alex (ORE) def. Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) 6-1, 6-3 3. Slim Hamza (UTAH) def. MULLEN, Jeff (ORE) 6-2, 6-3 4. SARDU, Daniel (ORE) def. Rafael Davidian (UTAH) 6-4, 6-4 5. Devin Lane (UTAH) def. IZQUIERDO, Jose (ORE) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 6. Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) def. CLISSOLD, Aaron (ORE) 7-6, 1-6, 10-8
Doubles competition 1. MULLEN, Jeff/CAMBIER, Robin (ORE) def. Benito Suriano/Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) 8-0 2. IZQUIERDO, Jose/ROVELLO, Alex (ORE) def. Ace Matias/Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) 8-5 3. SARDU, Daniel/CLISSOLD, Aaron (ORE) def. Devin Lane/Slim Hamza (UTAH) 8-5
Match Notes: University of Utah 11-11 Oregon 17-5; National ranking #66 Singles Order of Finish: 3, 1, 4, 2, 6, 5 Doubles Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3