Matt Cowley dominated his matchup today, winning 6-1, 6-2
April 23, 2014
OJAI, Calif. - No. 57 Utah advanced in the Pac-12 Tennis Championships this afternoon with a clean 4-0 sweep of Arizona.
Utah took the doubles point as Ben Tasevac and Devin Lane got things going with an 8-2 result over Mario Urquidi and Kieren Thompson. The pairing of Slim Hamza and Cedric Willems closed things out by defeating UA’s top duo, Naoki Takeda and Sumeet Shinde, 8-6.
Tasevac earned the first singles point of the match defeating Takeda at the No. 2 position. The senior took the first set 6-0 and led the second set 3-0 when the Wildcat player retired. Matt Cowley blitzed through Robin Chou, 6-1, 6-2 for a 3-0 lead in the match and Utah’s two-time Pac-12 Player of the Week, Hamza, moved the Utes onward with an emphatic 6-4, 6-1 win over Thompson.
Utah advances to play No. 19 California tomorrow at 11 a.m. PT. The Utes lost to the Golden Bears last month in Salt Lake City, 4-2
1. Slim Hamza/Cedric Willems (UTAH) def. Naoki Takeda/Sumeet Shinde (ARIZ), 8-6
2. Ben Tasevac/Devin Lane (UTAH) def. Mario Urquidi/Kieran Thompson (ARIZ), 8-2
3. Matt Dunn/Trevor James (UTAH) vs. Matt Cowley/Alejandro Medinilla (ARIZ), 5-5 unfinished
Order of Finish: 2,1
1. Slim Hamza (UTAH) def. Kieren Thompson (ARIZ) 6-4, 6-1
2. Ben Tasevac (UTAH) vs. Naoki Takeda (ARIZ) 6-0, 3-0 ret.
3. Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) vs. Sumeet Shinde (UTAH) 6-4, 5-4 unfinished
4. Cedric Willems (UTAH) vs. Mario Urquidi (ARIZ) 7-6(4), 2-6, 2-0 unfinished
5. Will Kneale (ARIZ) vs. Devin Lane (UTAH) 7-5, 5-4 unfinished
6. Matt Cowley (UTAH) def. Robin Chou (ARIZ) 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 2,6,1