Men's Tennis


Denver Falls to Utah, 5-2

Feb. 11, 2018



The University of Denver Pioneers (3-1, 1-0) fell, 5-2, to the University of Utah Utes (8-1, 0-0) on Sunday at Life Time Fitness.

"Utah is a really good team," Denver coach Ricardo Rubio said. "The doubles were really tight. We learned a lot this weekend and will get ready to play Iowa and Drake."

Utah gained an early edge, winning two tightly contested doubles matches, 7-6 (7-3) at No. 2 and 7-6 (7-5) at No. 3. The tiebreaker wins left the No. 1 doubles match unfinished as Jesse Ruder-Hook & Matt Summers were tied, 6-6, with No. 56 Russell Benkaim & Randy Cory.

Matt Summers and Pedro Fernandez Del Valle logged the Pioneers’ victories on the singles courts. Summers defeated Slava Shinyan, 6-1, 7-5. Fernandez Del Valle outlasted Joe Woolley, 6-7, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8.



The Pioneers are set to return to action on Feb. 16 at Iowa and Feb. 17 at Drake.


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Attn: Kaley Rickert

2201 E. Asbury Avenue 

Denver, CO 80208


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