Men's Tennis Takes Down UCLA on Senior Day
SALT LAKE CITY – The No. 32 Utah Utes wrapped up its regular season against the No. 53 UCLA Bruins at the George S. Eccles Tennis Center. The team finished the season off strong and celebrated senior Mathias Gavelin with a 4-0 victory. This was the first-ever victory for the Utes over the Bruins.
The Utes dominated doubles play. On court two, Francisco Bastias and Bruno Caula downed the Bruins duo 6-1. Soon after, Jayson Blando and senior Mathias Gavelin also defeated the competition on court three, 6-4, awarding Utah the first point. On court one, No. 33 duo Franco Capalbo and Geronimo Espin Busleiman were tied 4-4, and their match was unfinished.
As the match moved to singles, the Utah squad had great performances to help secure a victory. Gavelin won his final match at home on court five, defeating UCLA's Jeffrey Fradkin 6-3, 6-2 and securing the second Ute point.
Caula gave the Utes their third point on court four when he downed Bryce Pereira 6-3, 6-4. The match point came on court six, where Bruno Krenn took the upper hand against Stefan Leustian, winning 6-4, 6-4, and clinching the match in Utah's favor.
The matches on courts one, two, and three were unfinished.
Today we honor our one senior.
— Utah Tennis (@UtahTennis) April 17, 2022
#32 UTAH 4, #53 UCLA 0
Franco Capalbo (UTAH) vs, Patrick Zahraj (UCLA) 4-6, 3-2, unf.
Francisco Bastias (UTAH) vs. Giacomo Revelli (UCLA) 6-7 (4-7), 2-0, unf.
#111 Geronimo Espin Busleiman (UTAH) vs. Karl Lee (UCLA) 4-6, 6-2, unf.
Bruno Caula (UTAH) def. Bryce Pereira (UCLA) 6-3, 6-4
Mathias Gavelin (UTAH) def. Jeffrey Fradkin 6-3, 6-2
Bruno Krenn (UTAH) def. Stefan Leustian (UCLA) 6-4, 6-3
#33 Franco Capalbo/Geronimo Espin Busleiman (UTAH) vs. Patrick Zahraj/Giacomo Revelli (UCLA) 4-4, unf.
Francisco Bastias/Bruno Caula (UTAH) def. Jeffrey Fradkin/Karl Lee (UCLA) 6-1
Jayson Blando/Mathias Gavelin (UTAH) def. Bryce Pereira/Stefan Leustian (UCLA) 6-4
The Utes will be heading to Ojai, Calif., for the Pac-12 Championships this week, with play starting on Wednesday. The competition will take place at Libbey Park. Brackets and updates can be followed by clicking here.
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