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Go Utes!
No. 74 Utah Heads to L.A. to Take On No. 2 UCLA and No.3 USC

Sophomore Slim Hamza and the Utes travel to L.A.

Sophomore Slim Hamza and the Utes travel to L.A.

April 1, 2013

Match Information
Match Up: No. 74 Utah (11-7, 1-1 Pac-12) at No. 2 UCLA (16-1, 2-0 Pac-12)
Date: Fri., April 5, 2013
First Serve: 2:30 p.m. MT
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Court: Los Angeles Tennis Center

Match Up: No. 74 Utah (11-7, 1-1 Pac-12) at No. 3 USC (18-2, 1-0 Pac-12)
Date: Sat., April 6, 2013
First Serve: 12 p.m. MT
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Courts: Marks Stadium

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No. 2 UCLA Bruins
The Bruins' roster is currently bolstered by five ranked individuals, including No. 14 Marcos Giron and No. 19 Adrien Puget, as well as two ranked doubles pairs. UCLA is coming off a pair of 5-2 victories on the road against Cal and Stanford, improving to a 2-0 conference record.

Last Time against UCLA
The Utes dropped a 6-1 decision to the fifth-ranked Bruins at home last season. Slim Hamza captured Utah's solo point at the No. 3 singles spot over Dennis Novikov, 6-0, 7-6(6).

No. 3 USC Trojans
The Trojans are currently on a six match winning streak, but faces No. 64 Arizona before hosting the Utes. USC currently boasts eight ranking individuals, including two top-10 players No. 6 Emilio Gomez and No. 9 Ray Sarmiento. Gomez has compiled a dual-match record of 15-2, while Sarmiento holds an 11-3 record. The Trojans also have three ranked doubles pairs, including No. 37 Sarmiento and Yannick Hanfmann who are 7-4 from the No. 1 doubles position.

Last Time against USC
Utah suffered a 5-2 loss at home to first-ranked USC last season. Hamza and Rafael Davidian each earned upsets over ranked opponents in singles matches. Hamza netted a three-set thriller at the No. 3 position to upset 13th-ranked Daniel Nguyen, while Davidian managed an upset over No. 38 Hanfmann at the No. 4 spot.

 

 

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