SEATTLE – The University of Washington men’s tennis team dropped a 4-2 decision to No. 58 Utah Sunday afternoon at the Bill Quillian Memorial Tennis Courts. The Dawgs move to 10-10 on the season and 1-3 in Pac-12 play with three league matches remaining in the regular season.
In a tightly contested doubles point, all three matches were decided by two games or less with Utah coming out on top for the early 1-0 lead. Slim Hamza and Cedric Willems defeated Emmett Egger and Jeff Hawke on court one, 8-6, but UW responded with an 8-6 win by Viktor Farkas and Max Manthou at number two doubles leaving court three as the deciding factor. Michael Chamerski and Wendell Watanabe took Matt Cowley and Alejandro Medinella to a 10-point tiebreak but fell 8-7 (10-8).
Heading into singles play, Max Manthou got the Huskies on the board first as he easily cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win over Ben Tasevac on court two. Manthou moves his season record at number two singles to 5-1 and his overall mark to 9-8. Michael Chamerski followed up that win with a 6-3, 6-4 straight-set victory on court six over Matt Cowley. Chamerski has now won three-straight matches and is 5-2 at the six spot this season.
The Utes responded with a 7-5, 6-4 win on court four over Jeff Hawke and a 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 decision on court one against Emmett Egger to go up 3-2 with action continuing on courts three and five. Gal Hakak dropped his first set to Alejandro Medinella 1-6, but bounced back with a 6-4 win in set two. In a tightly fought third set, which featured a few point deductions for the Utes, Medinella came out on top 6-3 giving the Utes the 4-2 win.
Up next, the Dawgs hit the road to face Stanford (Friday, April 11, 1:30 p.m.) and California (Saturday, April 12, 1 p.m.) before concluding their conference slate at home against Oregon on Saturday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m.
#58 Utah 4, Washington 2
April, 6, 2014
Doubles Results (Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3)
1. Hamza/Willems (Utah) def. Egger/Hawke, 8-6
2. Farkas/Manthou def. Tasevac/Lane (Utah), 8-6
3. Cowley/Medinilla (Utah) def. Chamerski/Watanabe, 8-7 (10-8)
Singles Results (Order of Finish: 2, 6, 4, 1, 5)
1. Slim Hamza (Utah) def. Emmett Egger, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
2. Max Manthou def. Ben Tasevac (Utah), 6-1, 6-2
3. Alejandro Medinella (Utah) def. Gal Hakak, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
4. Cedric Willems (Utah) def. Jeff Hawke, 7-5, 6-4
5. Viktor Farkas vs. Devin Lane (Utah), 7-6, 5-7, 2-1, susp.
6. Michael Chamerski def. Matt Cowley (Utah), 6-3, 6-4