Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 13 Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. – The No. 32 Utah men's tennis team went to Arizona for their final road trip of the season and matched up with No. 13 Arizona on Friday afternoon. The Utes battled but ultimately lost the match 4-0.
Doubles play went by quickly for the Utes. On court two, Francisco Bastias and Bruno Caula lost their battle to the Wildcat duo 6-2. Soon after, Jayson Blando and Mathias Gavelin dropped their match 6-3, a lively battle, awarding the Wildcats with the doubles point. On court one, 15th ranked duo of Franco Capalbo and Geronimo Espin Busleiman had a close face-off with Arizona's Jonas Ziverts and Herman Hoeyeraal but stayed 4-5 in their unfinished match.
The match then moved to singles, where the Utes looked to recover from doubles play and secure the match in their favor. On court three, Bastias was defeated by Arizona's Colton Smith 6-1, 6-1. The third match point for the Wildcats came on court five, where Gavelin took the fall against his opponent 6-3, 6-0. The match clinched on court four, where despite his efforts, Utah's Caula fell to Herman Hoeyeraal 6-0, 6-3.
Capalbo had dropped his first set on court one and won the second, holding a 2-6, 6-1 score when the match was called. Similarly, the match on court two remained unfinished, with Espin Busleiman having a set in his favor and trailing in the second, 6-3, 1-4. Bruno Krenn had played an incredibly close first set and was tied in the second when the match clinched.
#13 Arizona 4, #32 Utah 0
- Franco Capalbo (UTAH) vs. Jonas Ziverts (ARIZ) 2-6, 6-1, unf.
- Geronimo Espin Busleiman (UTAH) vs. Gustaf Strom (ARIZ) 6-3, 1-4, unf.
- Colton Smith (ARIZ) def. Francisco Bastias (UTAH) 6-1, 6-1
- Herman Hoeyeraal (ARIZ) def. Bruno Caula (UTAH) 6-0, 6-3
- Filip Malbasic (ARIZ) def. Mathias Gavelin (UTAH) 6-3, 6-0
- Bruno Krenn (UTAH) vs. Carlos Hassey (ARIZ) 6-7(6-8), 1-1, unf.
- #15 Franco Capalbo/Geronimo Espin Busleiman (UTAH) vs. Jonas Ziverts/Herman Hoeyeraal (ARIZ) 4-5, unf
- Carlos Hassey/Gustaf Strom (ARIZ) def. Francisco Bastias/Bruno Caula (UTAH) 6-2
- Conner Olsen/Colton Smith (ARIZ) def. Mathias Gavelin/Jayson Blando (UTAH) 6-3
The Utes will wrap up their last road match of the regular season on Sunday against Arizona State. The match will begin at 2 p.m. MT.
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