Mads Engsted won 6-7, 6-1, 6-0 in singles to clinch Cal's win at Utah.

Engsted Clinches No. 16 Cal's 4-2 Win Over Utah

Sophomore Wins in Three Sets on Sunday in Salt Lake City
By Cal Athletics on Sun, March 30, 2014

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SALT LAKE CITY - Mads Engsted won in three sets to secure No. 16 Cal's 4-2 victory over No. 52 Utah on Sunday at the Eccles Tennis Center. Cal improved its record to 12-3 (2-0 in the Pac-12), while the Utes fell to 12-5 (0-2 Pac-12).

The Golden Bears fell behind early when they lost the doubles point. First, the 67th-ranked Cal team of senior Ben McLachlan and freshman Andre Goransson fell in an upset to the Utah tandem of Slim Hamza and Cedric Willems upset the, 8-4, on court one. Utah secured the point when the Cal pair of junior Gregory Bayane and sophomore Wyatt Houghton lost to Alejandro Medinilla/Matt Cowley, 8-6, on court three.

Utah doubled its lead to 2-0 by taking the first match in singles, as Goransson fell to Willems, 6-2, 6-4, on court four.

The veteran McLachlan, ranked 70th in singles, led the comeback when he beat Hamza, 6-3, 7-6(7), on court one. Freshman Filip Bergevi tied the overall match at 2-2 when he topped Alejandro Medinilla, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-0, on court three.

Senior Campbell Johnson, ranked 89th, continued Cal’s surge by beating Ben Tasevec, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, on court two, and Engsted completed the comeback with a 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-0 victory over Matt Cowley .

Cal continues conference play when it heads to Los Angeles to play at No. 5 UCLA on Friday, April 4, and at No. 1 USC on Saturday, April 5.

No. 16 Cal (12-3, 2-0 Pac-12) defeated No. 52 Utah (12-5, 0-2 Pac-12) – 4-2

March 30, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah

Eccles Tennis Center


1: Slim Hamza/Cedric Willems (Utah) def. No. 67 Andre Goransson/Ben McLachlan (Cal) – 8-4

2: Filip Bergevi/Mads Engsted (Cal) vs. Ben Tasevec/Devin Laine (Utah) - Abandoned

3: Alejandro Medinilla/Matt Cowley (Utah) def. Gregory Bayane/Wyatt Houghton (Cal) – 8-6

Utah captured the doubles point.

Order of Finish: 1, 3*.

*Clinched the doubles point


1: No. 70 Ben McLachlan (Cal) def. Slim Hamza (Utah) – 6-3, 7-6(7)

2: No. 89 Campbell Johnson (Cal) vs. Ben Tasevec (Utah) – 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

3: Filip Bergevi (Cal) def. Alejandro Medinilla (Utah) – 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-0

4: Cedric Willems (Utah) def. Andre Goransson (Cal) – 6-2, 6-4

5: Gregory Bayane (Cal) vs. Devin Laine (Utah) – Abandoned

6: Mads Engsted (Cal) def. Matt Cowley  (Utah) – 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-0

Order of Finish: 4, 1, 3, 2, 6^.

^Clinched the overall match


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