Men's Tennis Wraps up Utah Invite #2
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah men's tennis team closed out the Utah Invite #2 as they picked up three wins on Sunday.
The day started with doubles, where the duo of Geremia Rossi and Rian Ta earned a win over the pair from Utah State. Rossi and Ta played Christian Holmes and Javier Ruiz and battled an 8-6 victory. Dylan Applegate and Charlie Spina lost a hard-fought match to Stijn Paardekooper and Roko Savin, 8-5.
In singles, Applegate earned the first singles win of the day for the Utes as he defeated Matteo Savio of Weber State. Applegate earned a 6-3 win in the first set and was ahead 3-0 in the second set before Savio retired.
Continuing the winning ways for the Utes in singles was Rossi. He matched up with Christian Holmes and came away with a 6-4, 6-2 victory on the final day of the Utah Invite #2. This was his second single win of the tournament.
Spina faced off against Roko Savin of Utah State and dropped the first set, 6-0. Spina bounced back as he claimed a second set win, 6-4, forcing a third set. However, he would come up short as he was defeated 6-1 in the third set.
Ta was the day's final match when he faced Ruiz of Utah State. Ta battled and won the first match, 6-4. However, he would drop the next two and fall 4-6, 6-4, and 6-4 to close the tournament.
Utah returns to action on Friday, Nov. 4, when they participate in the Easley Memorial hosted by UNLV and the ITA Fall Nationals in San Diego, Calif.
Utah Invite #2 – Day 3
Geremia Rossi/Rian Ta (UU) def. Christian Holmes/Javier Ruiz (USU), 8-6
Stijn Paardekooper/Roko Savin (USU) def. Dylan Applegate/Charlie Spina (UU), 8-5
Dylan Applegate (UU) def. Matteo Savio (WSU), 6-3, 3-0 retire
Geremia Rossi (UU) def. Christian Holmes (USU), 6-4, 6-2
Roko Savin (USU) def. Charlie Spina (UU), 6-0, 4-6, 6-1
Javier Ruiz (USU) def. Rian Ta (UU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
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