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Men's Tennis Heads to San Diego for Two Matches

Mar 17, 2022

FIRST SERVE
The Utah men's tennis team looks to bounce back after suffering its first loss of the season last week. This weekend the Utes will conclude their road trip with two matches in California. Their first match will be against the San Diego Toreros, and the second a neutral site match against Harvard.

 
MATCH INFORMATION
#27 Utah (16-2) at #26 San Diego (10-2)
DATE|TIME: Friday, March 18 | 3 p.m. MT
LOCATION: San Diego, California | Hogan Center
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MATCH INFORMATION
#27 Utah (16-2) vs. #10 Harvard (9-2)
DATE|TIME: Saturday, March 18 | 3 p.m. MT
LOCATION: San Diego, California | Hogan Center
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TWITTER UPDATES: @UtahTennis
 

UTAH IN THE POLLS
The ITA Team National Rankings were announced on Wednesday. The Utes found themselves in the top 30. Utah came in at No. 27. The ITA Collegiate Tennis Division I Men's Team Rankings feature the nation's Top 75
teams.
 
ITA PLAYER RANKINGS
After a busy week of play, the ITA Division I Men's Rankings came out on Wednesday. Geronimo Espin Busleiman comes in ranked 118th this week. Espin Busleiman is 12-0 on the season, with his last win coming on Feb. 26, when he earned a victory over Weber State. Both of his matches last weekend went unfinished. 
 
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE UTES
The Utes saw their first loss of the season last weekend when they faced Stanford but had some notable achievements against ranked doubles teams. Utah's No. 1 doubles team defeated the No. 32 ranked doubles team of Arthur Fery and Axel Geller.
 
Despite having unfinished matches, Utes Mathias Gavelin and No. 118 Geronimo Espin Busleiman were leading their matches against the No. 97 and No. 123 ranked singles players, respectively. The Utes also faced Cal to close out last weekend's matches and fell short in the battle. The Utah squad still has an outstanding record and stellar players that will continue to give their all on the court despite the matches.
 
SCOUTING SAN DIEGO
The Toreros enter the weekend ranked 26th in the nation and are 10-2. San Diego is 9-1 on the season when playing at home. The Toreros has won four straight, and the last loss came on March 5 when they lost to #41 SMU. The Toreros face Wisconsin on Thursday before hosting Utah. Earlier this week, San Diego swept the West Coast Conference when August Holmgren was named singles player of the week while the duo of David Norfeldt and Marvin Schaber was tabbed Doubles Team of the Week. The Toreros have two players ranked in the ITA singles rankings, Holmgren being ranked No. 6 and Marvin Schaber ranked No. 106. The doubles team of Holmgren and Guilherme Osorio is ranked No. 66 by the ITA. 
 
SCOUTING HARVARD
The Crimson come into the weekend with a 9-2 overall record and have won the last six straight. The Crimson is ranked No. 10 in the ITA National Team rankings that came out on Wednesday. Harvard is 4-0 when playing neutral site matches this season. The Crimson will play at Pepperdine on Thursday. Harvard has three ranked ITA singles players Henry Schulenburg (#23), Brian Shi (#29), and Harris Walker (#35). The doubles duo of Daniel Milavsky and Brian Shi are ranked #20. 
 
BEST START IN PROGRAM HISTORY
The Utes opened the season 16-0, which is the best start in program history. The previous school record was 11-0, which was set during the 2015-16 season.
  
UP NEXT 
Utah returns to action on Friday, March 25, when they host Oregon at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center. The match will start at 2 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).