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Utah Nets 6-1 Victory over Arizona to Close Out Season

Junior Ben Tasevac captured the match clincher for the Utes.

Junior Ben Tasevac captured the match clincher for the Utes.

April 20, 2013

Box Score

SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah men's tennis team (12-11, 2-5 Pac-12) netted a 6-1 victory over Arizona (10-13, 0-7 Pac-12) Saturday at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center. After the Utes captured the doubles point, junior Ben Tasevac decided the match at 4-0 from the No. 6 singles position.

In doubles action, senior Dmytro Mamedov and Tasevac teamed up at the No. 1 spot to top Kieren Thompson and Mario Urquidi, 8-4.

Sophomores Slim Hamza and Cedric Willems then vanquished Sumeet Shinde and Carlos Bermudez at the second slot, 8-3 to earned the doubles point for Utah.

Juniors Devin Lane and Alejandro Medinilla's match at the No. 3 position against Naoki Takeda and Matt Dunn then went unfinished at 6-4.

Utah quickly captured three singles matches to decide the match. To cap off his senior season with the Utes, Mamedov vanquished Shinde at the No. 2 singles spot, 6-1, 6-1.

No. 108 Hamza then downed Thompson at the top position, 6-1, 6-2, making the score 3-0.

Tasevac then bested Dunn at the No. 6 spot, 6-3, 6-2, deciding the match for Utah at 4-0.

Willems then battled Bermudez to a tight 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-6 win at the fifth slot, while Medinilla topped Urquidi, 6-4, 7-5, at the No. 3 position to post the Utes' sixth point.

The Wildcats saw their solo point of the match when Lane suffered a hard-fought 6-4, 6-7(4), 11-9 loss to Takeda at the No. 4 spot.

As Utah prepares for the Pac-12 Championships next weekend in Ojai, Calif, stay tuned to utahutes.com for updates.

Utah 6, Arizona 1
1. Mamedov/Tasevac (UU) def. Thompson/Urquidi (UA) 8-4
2. Hamza/Willems (UU) def. Shinde/Bermudez (UA) 8-3
3. Lane/Medinilla (UU) vs. Takeda/Dunn (UA) 6-4 DNF
Order of finish: 1,2



Singles 1. No. 108 Slim Hamza (UU) def. Kieren Thompson (UA) 6-1, 6-2 2. Dmytro Mamedov (UU) def. Sumeet Shinde (UA) 6-1, 6-1 3. Alejandro Medinilla (UU) def. Mario Urquidi (UA) 6-4, 7-5 4. Naoki Takeda (UA) def. Devin Lane (UU) 6-4, 6-7(4), 11-9 5. Cedric Willems (UU) def. Carlos Bermudez (UA) 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-6 6. Ben Tasevac (UU) def. Matt Dunn (UA) 6-3, 6-2 Order of finish: 2,1,6*,5,3,4
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