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Senior Jens Vorkefeld helped seal the Pioneers 4-3 win over the Utes
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Senior Jens Vorkefeld helped seal the Pioneers 4-3 win over the Utes
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Pioneers Snap Utah's Undefeated Streak with a 4-3 Victory
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 02/16/2013

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Salt Lake City, Utah - University of Denver No. 52 men's tennis team defeated Utah, 4-3 in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday.

No. 47 Enej Bonin (Koper, Slovenia) defeated Dmytro Mamedov 6-3, 6-3 in No. 1 Singles play. Jens Vorkefeld (Ostercappeln, Germany) picked up a hard-fought three set victory over No. 79 Slim Hamza, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4. Redshirt Senior Max Krammer (Perchtoldsdorf, Austria) cruised to beat Cedric Willems 6-2, 6-2. Freshman Henry Craig claimed the decisive match with a 6-2, 6-7, 7-6 win over Ben Tasevac.

The Pioneers were unable to claim any doubles matches, but tough singles play gave them the deciding edge over Utah.

"Utah came out and ran us over in doubles." said Denver Head Coach Danny Westerman. "I was very pleased with Jens to beat a very good player to give our freshman Henry a chance to clinch the dual in his first ever deciding match."

The Pioneers cap off a back-to-back weekend of tennis with a match against BYU tonight. The match starts at 5:30 p.m. (MT).


No. 47 Enej Bonin (DEN) def. Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) 6-3, 6-3

Jens Vorkefeld (DEN) def. No. 79 Slim Hamza (UTAH) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

Max Krammer (DEN) def. Cedric Willems (UTAH) 6-2, 6-2

Henry Craig (DEN) def. Ben Tasevac (UTAH) 6-2, 6-7, 7-6

Alejandro Medinila (UTAH) def. Alex Clinkenbeard (DEN) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Devin Lane (UTAH) def. Luke Manley (DEN) 6-2, 6-1

Order of 6, 3, 1, 5, 2, 4


Lane/Hamza (UTAH) def. No. 43 Bonin/Krammer (DEN) 8-2

Vorkefeld/Craig (DEN) vs. Medinilla/Mamedov (UTAH) DNF, 4-5

Tasevac/Willems (UTAH) def. Manley/Clinkenbeard (DEN) 8-2

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