Senior Dmytro Mamedov and the No. 73 Utah Utes head to California.
April 9, 2013
Match Up: No. 73 Utah (11-9, 1-3 Pac-12) at No. 16 California (10-8, 2-1 Pac-12)
Date: Fri., April 12, 2013
First Serve: 2:30 p.m. MT
Location: Berkeley, Calif.
Court: Hellman Tennis Complex
Match Up: No. 73 Utah (11-9, 1-3 Pac-12) at No. 41 Stanford (8-8, 1-3 Pac-12)
Date: Sat., April 13, 2013
First Serve: 12 p.m. MT
Location: Palo Alto, Calif.
Court: Taube Family Tennis Stadium
No. 16 California Golden Bears
The Golden Bears roster is bolstered by three ranked individuals, including No. 35 Ben McLachlan, No. 59 Campbell Johnson, and No. 83 Christoffer Konigsfeldt. Johnson and Konigsfeldt pair up in doubles play for a ranking of No. 31. California is coming off a 5-2 victory at No. 30 Washington.
Last Time against California
The Utes dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 12 California in its first-ever Pac-12 Conference match last season. Freshman Slim Hamza captured Utah's solo point in an upset over 39th-ranked Carlos Cueto from the No. 3 singles slot.
No. 41 Stanford Cardinal
The Cardinal currently boasts two ranked individuals, including No. 39 John Morrissey and No. 103 Nolan Paige. Stanford is coming off a 4-3 loss at No. 44 Oregon, but will host no. 7 Pepperdine before Utah.
Last Time against Stanford
Utah suffered a hard-fought 4-3 loss to 8th-ranked Stanford at home last spring. Dmytro Mamedov earned his first upset of the season over No. 25 Ryan Thacher at the No. 2 singles slot. Devin Lane and Hamza also earned individual victories.
Team and Individual Notes
Sophomore Slim Hamza is currently ranked No. 101 in singles play.
Utah fell to No. 2 UCLA and No. 3 USC last weekend, but captured three upsets in singles play from Hamza, junior Ben Tasevac, and sophomore Cedric Willems.