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No. 52 Utah Men's Tennis Opens Conference Play

Sophomore Matt Cowley has only lost two individual dual-matches this season.

Sophomore Matt Cowley has only lost two individual dual-matches this season.

March 25, 2014

Match Information
Match Up: Stanford (6-2, 0-0 Pac-12) at No. 52 Utah (12-3, 0-0 Pac-12)
Date: Friday, March 28
First Serve: 1:30 p.m. MT
Location: Salt Lake City
Court: Coach Mike's Tennis Academy
Coverage:Live Stats

Match Up: No. 16 California (10-3, 0-0 Pac-12)
Date: Sunday, March 30
First Serve: 11 a.m. MT
Location: Salt Lake City
Court: Coach Mike's Tennis Academy
Coverage:Live Stats

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Stanford Cardinal
The Cardinal will face UNLV on the road after a two week hiatus before heading to Salt Lake City. They most recently blanked Furman at home, which was their second shutout of the season. Maciek Romanowicz is Stanford's only ranked player and sits at No. 55.

Last Time against Stanford
The 73rd-ranked Utes were defeated by the 41st-ranked Cardinal in Palo Alto, Calif., by a score of 5-2 last season. No. 101 Slim Hamza and Cedric Willems each netted victories in singles play to post Utah's two points.

No. 16 Cal Golden Bears
The Golden Bears begin their conference slate at Arizona before taking on the Utes this weekend. Their most recent win came at No. 46 Pepperdine, where the doubles point and singles victories at the Nos. 3, 5 and 6 positions. California boasts two ranked individuals, including No. 70 Ben McLachlan and No. 89 Campbell Johnson. Gregory Bayane and Chase Melton team up in the doubles rankings at No. 14, while McLachlan and Goransson are ranked 67th.

 

 

Last Time against Cal
The 73rd-ranked Utes suffered a 6-1 loss at the 16th-ranked Golden Bears last season. Ben Tasevac captured Utah's solo point from the sixth singles slot, while Hamza and Willems earned an upset in doubles competition.

Team and Individual Notes
Quick Hits

• The Utes currently hold a 6-1 record at home and are 4-3 against nationally-ranked opponents.
• Utah is 59-28 in singles dual-matches and 27-16 in doubles.
• This is Utah's best overall record going into conference play since joining the Pac-12.

Local Talent Shines
Senior Devin Lane and sophomore Matt Cowley, both hailing from Salt Lake City, currently hold Utah's best individual dual-match records. Lane has tallied an 11-3 record from the Nos. 4 and 5 positions, while Cowley is 10-2 from the Nos. 4-6 spots. Lane also currently hold's Utah best doubles record at 12-3, an impressive .800 winning percentage.

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