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Men's Tennis Complete Two Days of Regional Tourney

Zach Ganger (33)

Zach Ganger (33)

Oct. 18, 2007

The University of Utah men's tennis team has completed two days of competition at the Mountain Regional Tournament. The Utes are represented in every bracket- open singles, open singles consolation, open doubles, and open doubles consolation.

Zach Ganger (33) leads the Utes in the main draw competition as the returning champion to the competition. The Ute is the fourth seed in the tournament in singles and tenth seed in doubles play. After receiving a bye in the round of 128, Ganger posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over Austin Francis from Air Force in the round of 64. In the round of 32, the Ute faced the No. 7 seed Jim Brouleau from NMSU. Ganger slammed a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Brouleau to advance into the round of 16. The Ute faced the No. 16 seed Kyle McDonald from MSU. Ganger again pulled through for a win, taking McDonald 6-4, 7-6. On Friday, the Ute will face the No. 6 seed Kean Feeder from Boise State at 10:00 a.m. PST

Othman Zerouali-Ouariti and Timmy Allin still remain in the open singles consolation bracket. After falling in the round of 128, Zerouali-Ouariti moved into the back draw. The Ute faced Justin Hauck from MSU in the first round for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory. In the second round, Zerouali-Ouariti defeated Mike Banks from Utah State in a skilled 6-1, 6-2 win. Moving into the Round 3 Qualifier, the Ute stepped in to face Joe Wood from New Mexico. Zerouali-Ouariti played a challenging match against the Lobo and managed a 7-5, 6-4 victory. On Friday, the Ute will face Johnny Parkes, a veteran member of New Mexico's squad.

Allin fell in the round of 64 to Kean Feeder of Boise State before moving into the consolation bracket. The Ute stepped in during the second round to face Alex Thatcher from Utah State. Allin struggled in the beginning, but nevertheless, sealed the deal for a 7-5, 6-1 win. In the Round 3 Qualifier, the Ute faced Jeffrey Morys from Northern Arizona. Morys tried to hold on in the match, but Allin out-played the Lumberjack for a 6-4, 6-4 win.



In doubles play, Ganger and John Taylor are set to play in the round of 16 on Friday after posting an 8-3 win over Keyes and Kovas from Montana State. Allin and Wes Hancock are also still in the Open Doubles Main Draw competition. The Ute duo posted an 8-2 victory over Covington and Williams from Weber State in the round of 64 to open competition. In the round of 32, Allin and Hancock faced the No. 16 seed DeMocha and McKinney from NMSU. The two duos fought back and forth until the Utes pulled ahead to take the match at 8-6.

In the open doubles consolation bracket, Jason Smits and Zerouali-Ouariti faced Cysneiros and Raw from Montana. The Ute duo smashed a well-played 8-2 win over the Montana Duo.

Mountain Regional Tournament Results-
Day One and Day Two

OPEN SINGLES Round of 128:
Jason Smits (Utah) def. Matt Kunkel (UNLV); 6-0, 6-1 Wes Hancock (11) (Utah); bye Zach Ganger (4) (Utah); bye Henning Hipp (32) (WSU) def. Othman Zerouali-Ouariti (Utah); 7-5, 6-3 Timmy Allin (Utah) def. Tyler Clonts (BYU); 6-0, 6-4 Amit Maharaj (Utah) def. Fabio Mancarella (WSU); 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 Mike Banks (USU) def. John Taylor (Utah); 6-1, 7-5 Andrey Potapkin (27) (UI) def. Stephen Jacobs (Utah); 6-4, 6-0
Round of 64: Johnny Parkes (8) (UNM) def. Jason Smits (Utah); 6-4, 6-0 Wes Hancock (11) (Utah) def. David Cycneiros (UM); 6-0, 6-2 Zach Ganger (4) (Utah) def. Austin Francis (AFA); 6-4, 6-1 Kean Feeder (6) (BSU) def. Timmy Allin (Utah); 6-3, 6-3 Benny Althaus (22) (DU) def. Amit Maharaj (Utah); 6-3, 6-0
Round of 32: Wes Hancock (11) (Utah) def. Roman Stoisavljevic (28) (NMSU); 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 Zach Ganger (4) (Utah) def. Jim Brouleau (17) (NMSU); 7-5, 6-2
Round of 16: Steve Robertson (19) (BSU) def. Wes Hancock (11) (Utah); 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 Zach Ganger (4) (Utah) def. Kyle McDonald (16) (MSU); 6-4, 7-6
OPEN SINGLES- CONSOLATION First Round: Othman Zerouali-Ouariti (Utah) def. Justin Hauck (MSU); 1-6, 6-3, 6-0 John Taylor (Utah) def. Brelin Powell (NAU); 7-5, 6-2 Stephen Jacobs (Utah) def. Travis Covington (WSU); 6-1, 6-0
Second Round: Othman Zerouali-Ouariti (Utah) def. Mike Banks (USU); 6-1, 6-2 Tom Young (BYU) def. John Taylor (Utah); 6-2, 6-4 Amit Maharaj (Utah) def. Chris Williams (WSU); 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 Timmy Allin (Utah) def. Alex Thatcher (USU); 7-5, 6-1 Rony Yeghnazary (UNLV) def. Stephen Jacobs (Utah); 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 Jason Smits (Utah) def. Jonas Tyden (USU); 6-2, 6-0
Round 3 Qualifier: Othman Zerouali-Ouariti (Utah) def. Joe Wood (UNM); 7-5, 6-4 Daniel Hwang (BYU) def. Amit Maharaj (Utah); 6-0, 6-4 Timmy Allin (Utah) def. Jeffrey Morys (NAU); 6-4, 6-4 Nik Persson (32) (DU) def. Jason Smits (Utah); 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
OPEN DOUBLES Round of 64: Allin/Hancock (Utah) def. Covington/Williams (WSU); 8-2 Dilaj/Sarapanich (12) (BSU) def. Smits/Zerouali-Ouariti (Utah); 9-8 Jacobs/Maharaj (Utah) def. Flodberg/Powell (NAU); 8-6 Ganger/Taylor (10) (Utah); bye
Round of 32: Allin/Hancock (Utah) def. DeMocha/McKinney (16) (NMSU); 8-6 Feeder/Robertson (6) (BSU) def. Jacobs/Maharaj (Utah); 8-5 Ganger/Taylor (10) (Utah) def. Keyes/Kovas (MSU); 8-3
OPEN DOUBLES- CONSOLATION First Round: Smits/Zerouali-Ouariti (Utah) def. Cysneiros/Raw (UM); 8-2
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