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Men's Tennis Falls to #26 San Diego

Mar 18, 2022

SAN DIEGO – The Utah men's tennis squad finished their first match of the weekend against the USD Toreros. The Utes fell short in the battle for the doubles point, and USD took the upper hand in the match, leaving several matches unfinished for a final score of 4-0.
Doubles play started with a battle for the Utes. After Mathias Gavelin and Jayson Blando fell to the Torero duo 6-1 on court three, Utes Francisco Bastias and Bruno Caula won against USD's No. 2 team 6-4. The point was to be decided on court one, where Utah's Franco Capalbo and Geronimo Espin Busleiman put up a tough fight against the opposition of August Holmgren and Gui Osorio, who is ranked #66. Despite their efforts, Utah ultimately lost the match 6-4, awarding USD with their first match point.
As the match moved to singles, the Utah squad looked to recover from USD's advantage, needing four matches to win. The Torero's second point came on court one, where Bastias fell short 6-0, 6-1. Capalbo lost his match on court two, finishing 6-1, 6-1. The match was clinched on court five, where Gavelin's opponent took the upper hand, defeating him 6-4, 6-1, and clinching the match.
On court three, Espin Busleiman won the first set 6-4 and was leading the second set 4-1 but remained unfinished. On court four, Caula had won the first set 6-4 and was leading 3-2 in the second before the match was clinched. Similarly, Bruno Krenn had an unfinished match on court six with a 5-7 in the first set and tied 3-3 in the second.
#26 San Diego 4, #27 UTAH 0
Singles competition
 1. #6 August Holmgren (USD-M) def. Francisco Bastias (UTAH) 6-0, 6-1
 2. Gui Osorio (USD-M) def. Franco Capalbo (UTAH) 6-1, 6-1
 3. Sacchitt Sharrma (USD-M) vs. #118 Geronimo Espin Busleiman (UTAH) 4-6, 1-4, unfinished
 4. Alex Stater (USD-M) vs. Bruno Caula (UTAH) 4-6, 2-3, unfinished
 5. David Norfeldt (USD-M) def. Mathias Gavelin (UTAH) 6-4, 6-1
 6. Will Davies (USD-M) vs. Bruno Krenn (UTAH) 7-5, 3-3, unfinished
 Doubles competition
 1. #66 August Holmgren/Gui Osorio (USD-M) def. Franco Capalbo/Geronimo Espin (UTAH) 6-4
 2. Bruno Caula/Francisco Bastias (UTAH) def. Marvin Schaber/David Norfeldt (USD-M) 6-4
 3. Sacchitt Sharrma/Will Davies (USD-M) def. Mathias Gavelin/Jayson Blando (UTAH) 6-1
The Utes will play a neutral match against No. 10 Harvard tomorrow at the Hogan Center in San Diego at 3 p.m. MT. Concluding the weekend, the Utah squad will head back home to play more matches at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center. 
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