Men's Tennis Falls To Utah In Non-Conference Tilt

Tadiwa Chinamo
Tadiwa Chinamo

STOCKTON, Calif. - Pacific men's tennis fell 4-2 Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference matchup against the Utah Utes at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center. Tadiwa Chinamo posted wins in singles and doubles for the Tigers.

In doubles, Tadiwa Chinamo and Akram El Sallaly finished in first position and rolled over Joe Woolley and Dan Little 6-2 while Ross Watson and Alex Giannini finished second and fell 6-3 to Egbert Weverink and Davis Micevski.  The duo of Nathan Hampton and Lance Ngo dispatched Santiago Sierra and Slava Shaniyan 6-4 to secure the doubles point for Pacific.  

In singles play, Utah received their first point with Woolley defeating Ngo in two sets 6-2, 6-1.  Watson fell to Shaniyan 7-6 (5), 6-1 in fourth singles giving Utah the lead.  Bryan Husin won the first set to Waverink 6-2 before dropping the next two sets 6-3, 6-3.  Chinamo earned the Tigers only singles point defeating Sierra in three sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.  The Utes secured the win with Micevski topping Giannini 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1.  El Sallaly was leading Parker McGuiness in the third set 4-3 when Utah clinched, and McGuiness rallied back to take a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 win.

Overall, Pacific falls to 8-12 while the Utes improve to 14-4 overall.

The Black and Orange are back in action Friday at 1:00 pm to take on Santa Clara in West Coast Conference play at the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center.

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