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No. 74 Utah Closes Out Play at Pac-12 Championships

Junior Devin Lane put in a solid effort at the No. 4 singles position, taking his match to three sets.

Junior Devin Lane put in a solid effort at the No. 4 singles position, taking his match to three sets.

April 25, 2013


OJAI, Calif. - The 74th-ranked University of Utah men's tennis team was defeated, 5-0, by the third-seeded and 18th-ranked California Golden Bears Thursday at Libbey Park in the quarterfinal round of the 2013 Pac-12 Championships.

In doubles action, sophomore Slim Hamza and Cedric Willems were bested by No. 66 Mads Engstead and Riki McLachlan at the No. 2 doubles position, 8-3.

Juniors Alejandro Medinilla and Devin Lane were then topped by Gregory Bayane and Chase Melton, 8-1, at the third slot, giving Cal the doubles point. The match at the No. 1 spot was abandoned.

Despite Utah falling in all four singles matches played, Medinilla and Lane gave solid efforts at the Nos. 3 and 4 singles positions, respectively.

After senior Dmytro Mamedov dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to No. 82 Christoffer Konigsfeldt at the top spot, Medinilla took his first set 2-6 at the No. 3 spot. However, he was unable to clinch the following two sets against No. 62 Campbell Johnson, falling, 6-1, 6-0, making the score 3-0 in favor of the Golden Bears.

Although Lane captured a 4-6 win in his first set at the fourth slot, he was ultimately unable to take the next two and fell 6-1, 6-0, against Bayane, which gave Cal the match deciding point at 4-0. Singles matches at the fifth and first positions were then abandonded.

Junior Ben Tasevac then suffered a 6-1, 7-5 loss to Chase Melton at the No. 6 position, making the final score 5-0 in favor of Cal.

#3 California 5, #6 Utah, 0
1. #32 Johnson/Kongsfeldt (CAL) vs. Tasevac/Mamedov (UTAH)- - Abandoned
2. #66 Engstead/McLachlan (CAL) def. Willems/Hamza (UTAH) - 8-3
3. Bayane/Melton (CAL) def. Lane/Medinilla (UTAH) - 8-1
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1



Singles 1. #33 McLachlan (CAL) vs. #107 Hamza (UTAH) - Abandoned 2. #82 Konigsfeldt (CAL) def. Mamedov (UTAH) - 6-4, 6-3 3. #62 Johnson (CAL) def. Medinilla (UTAH) - 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 4. Bayane (CAL) def. Lane (UTAH) - 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 5. Engstead (CAL) def. Willems (UTAH) - Abandoned 6. Melton (CAL) def. Tasevac (UTAH) - 6-1, 7-5 Order of finish: 2, 3, 4, 6, 5, 1
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