SALT LAKE CITY -- Washington improved to 2-0 in conference with another gritty road win on Sunday. The Dawgs defeated Utah, 4-3, to earn a second conference road win of the weekend.
Washington began by winning the doubles points when the earned victories at No. 2 and No. 3. Jeff Hawke and Emmett Egger got things rolling with an 8-3 win at No. 2 and were followed up by Max Manthou and Hudson Barnhart defeating the Utah squad, 8-5, at No. 3.
Kyle McMorrow made it 2-0 Dawgs after making quick work of Dmytro Mamedow at No. 1 singles. The Husky senior cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory to prove his No. 21 national ranking.
The Dawgs then clinched the victory with wins at No. 3 and No. 4 singles. Manthou defeated Alejandro Medinilla, 6-4, 6-3, followed by Egger beating Devin Lane, 6-4, 6-3.
Utah stormed back to win the final three matches, but it was too late as Washington had already clinched the victory. Viktor Farkas lost a two setter, both in tiebreaks, before Marton Bots and Hawke lost in three sets each.
The Dawgs return home next weekend to face Stanford and California. The Dawgs take on the Cardinal on Friday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m., followed by the Golden Bears on Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. for senior day.
Washington Men's Tennis
March 31, 2013 - Salt Lake City, Utah
No. 29 Washington 4, Utah 3
1. Lane/Hamza (UU) vs. McMorrow/Bots (WASH), 4-6 unf.
2. Hawke/Egger (WASH) def. Mamedov/Medinilla, 8-3
3. Manthou/Bardhart (WASH) def. Tasevac/Willems, 8-5
Order of Finish: 2,3,1
1. No. 21 Kyle McMorrow (WASH) def. Dmytro Mamedov (UU), 6-1, 6-1
2. Slim Hamza (UU) def. Marton Bots (WASH), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
3. Max Manthou (WASH) def. Alejandro Medinilla (UU), 6-4, 6-3
4. Emmett Egger (WASH) def. Devin Lane (UU), 6-4, 7-5
5. Cedric Willems (UU) def. Viktor Farkas (WASH), 7-6(4), 7-6(3)
6. Ben Tasevac (UU) def. Jeff Hawke (WASH), 3-6, 7-5, 14-12
Order of Finish: 1,3,4,2,5,6