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Men's Tennis Ends Tournament Play With Loss To Utah

   BOISE, Idaho - The Ball State men's tennis team (13-6) closed play in the Boise State Spring Break Classic presented by Springhill Suites with a 7-0 loss to Utah Saturday afternoon.

   In the hardest-fought match of the day, BSU's Patrick Elliott took the first set versus Utah's David Lane by a score of 6-2, only to lose the second 6-4 and the tiebreaker 11-9.

   In doubles action, Dalton Albertin and Ray Leonard also lost a tough tiebreaker at the No. 1 slot, falling 9-8 (2) in a match versus Benito Suriano and Dmytro Mamedov.

   Leonard also turned in a strong effort at No. 1 singles, but suffered a hard-fought 7-6 (3), 7-5 loss to Suriano.

   The Ball State men's tennis team returns to action Thursday, when it hosts Butler in a 2:30 p.m. contest at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center.

Utah 7, Ball State 0

1. Albertin/Leonard (BSU) def. Suriano/Mamedov (UTAH), 9-8 (2)
2. Matias/Medinilla (UTAH) def. Carpenter/Brym (BSU), 8-3
3. Tasevac/Lane (UTAH) def. Sansone/Elliott (BSU), 8-5
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

1. Benito Suriano (UTAH) def. Ray Leonard (BSU), 7-6 (3), 7-5
2. Dmytro Mamedov (UTAH) def. Dalton Albertin (BSU), 6-4, 6-4
3. Devin Lane (UTAH) def. Patrick Elliott (BSU), 2-6, 6-4, 11-9
4. Rafael Davidian (UTAH) def. Austin Smith (BSU), 6-0, 6-2
5. Alejandro Medinilla (UTAH) def. Austin Sansone (BSU), 6-1, 6-2
6. Ace Matias (UTAH) def. Derek Carpetner (BSU), 6-0, 6-3
Order of Finish: 5, 4, 6, 2, 3, 1

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