Utah State Men's Tennis Falls To Utah, 7-0, Saturday
Feb. 8, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Utah State's men's tennis team (3-5, 0-0 MW) battled hard, but ultimately fell to Utah in Salt Lake City, 7-0, on Saturday.
In doubles play, the Aggie duo of junior Matt Sweet and freshman Sebastian Schneider lost to Utah's Ben Tasevac and Devin Lane, 6-2, at the second doubles position before freshman Dennis Baumgartner and junior Marcus Fritz lost to Cedric Willems and Slim Hamza at the first doubles position. Senior Andrew Whiting and junior Sean Levesque didn't finish their doubles match against Alejandro Medinilla and Matt Cowley.
In singles, Whiting lost to Cowley, 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 6 singles spot, and Baumgartner lost to Hamza, 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 1 singles spot. Willems beat Sweet, 6-3, 6-3, at the No. 4 singles spot to give Utah its fourth point, therefore winning the dual match.
The teams decided to finish the match, where senior Fredrik Peterson lost to Tasevac, 6-3, 6-3, in the No. 2 singles spot, before Schneider lost to Lane in the No. 5 singles spot. Fritz stretched his match to three sets, before ultimately falling to Medinilla at the No. 3 singles spot, 4-6, 6-2, 10-4, to make the final score 7-0 for Utah.
The Aggies are back in action at home on Saturday, Feb. 22, for a doubleheader with Weber State and Colorado Mesa. First serve for Weber State is set for 9 a.m., while the Colorado Mesa match is slated for 1 p.m. Both matches are scheduled at the Sports Academy and Racquet club.
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RESULTS UTAH 7 - UTAH STATE 0 Singles 1. Slim Hamza (UU) def. Dennis Baumgartner (USU) 6-3, 6-2 2. Ben Tasevac (UU) def. Fredrik Peterson (USU) 6-3, 6-3 3. Alejandro Medinilla (UU) def. Marcus Fritz (USU) 4-6, 6-2, 10-4 4. Cedric Willems (UU) def. Matt Sweet (USU) 6-3, 6-3 5. Devin Lane (UU) def. Sebastian Schneider (USU) 6-2, 6-5 6. Matt Cowley (UU) def. Andrew Whiting (USU) 6-0, 6-1