Men's Tennis Heads to San Diego for Two Matches
The Utah men's tennis team hits the road this weekend to start their road trip to California. Utah will play the next three weekends in California. After wrapping up a highly successful homestand, the Utes prepare to face the San Diego State Aztecs and the UC San Diego Tritons this Sunday in a doubleheader.
Utah (14-0) vs. San Diego State (3-5)
DATE|TIME: Sunday, March 6| 11 a.m. MT
LOCATION: San Diego, California | Aztec Tennis Center
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Utah (14-0) vs. UC San Diego (1-7)
DATE|TIME: Sunday, March 6 | 4 p.m. MT
LOCATION: La Jolla, California | Northview Tennis Courts
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UTAH IN THE POLLS
The ITA Team National Rankings were announced on Wednesday. The Utes found themselves in the top 25. Utah came in at No. 23. The ITA Collegiate Tennis Division I Men's Team Rankings feature the nation's Top 75 teams.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE UTES
The last time the Utes took to the court was against Weber State when they won their 14th straight match. The Utes have also won all the doubles point this season. The No. 2 doubles position, usually filled by Francisco Bastias and Bruno Caula, has remained undefeated, either winning every match or staying unfinished. In singles, Franco Capalbo has also remained undefeated. Geronimo Espin Busleiman also boasts a 12-0 singles record, with 10-0 at the No. 3 position and 2-0 at the No. 4 position. The Utah men are heading on their road trip fully prepared to take on the tough competition and defend their unscathed record.
SCOUTING SAN DIEGO STATE
SDSU comes into the match with the Utes with a record of 3-5 after coming away with a doubleheader split in its last two dual matches at home on Feb. 26, dropping a narrow 4-3 decision to No. 46 Gonzaga before rebounding with a 6-1 rout of Pomona-Pitzer, which put the brakes on a four-match slide. The Aztecs have been paced by Tyler, who posted a combined 4-0 record in both doubles and singles vs. the Bulldogs and the Sagehens, earning Mountain West Player of the Week honors for the second time in less than a month. The SDSU senior is 12-5 for the year, boasting a 6-1 record in the dual-match competition. Tyler also sports an identical 12-5 record in doubles, including a 10-5 mark with Castro and a 2-0 ledger with Mandma.
The Tritons come into the weekend with a record of 1-7. After dropping their first seven matches of the year, UC San Diego defeated Villanova on Thursday for their first win of the season. UCSD is in its second year as a Division 1 program. The Tritons enter the matchup with a record of 9-34 in singles and 4-15 in doubles. Sahm Irvine leads the team this spring with three wins.
BEST START IN PROGRAM HISTORY
The Utes opened the season 14-0, which is the best start in program history. The previous school record was 11-0, which was set during the 2015-16 season.
Following Sunday's Matches, the Utes head to Stanford, Calif., to open Pac-12 play against Stanford. The match is set for 3 p.m. MT.
FOLLOW THE UTES!
Fans can follow along during the 2022 season on social media (Twitter: @UtahTennis | Instagram: @UtahTennis | Facebook: Facebook.com/Utahmenstennis).