First Day at Gopher Invitational Concludes - University of Utah Athletics
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First Day at Gopher Invitational Concludes

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The University of Utah men's tennis team completed their first day of action at the Gopher Invitational earlier today.
 
In the Gold Team Draw, Russell Benkaim and Randy Cory were able to advance to the second round, as they defeated Notre Dame's Ciamarra and Griffin with a final score of 2-1. Cory and Benkaim will face off against Allen and Alpeza from Minnesota tomorrow in the next round.
 
Cory and Benkaim also advanced in the Gold Doubles bracket, beating out Notre Dame's Ciamarra and Griffin, yet again, with a score of 7-5. They then moved past Allen and Alpeza from Minnesota with a score of 6-4. Round three of doubles is set to begin tomorrow.
 
In the Gold Singles, Dan Little was able to defeat Osgar O'Hoisin from Wisconsin with a final score of 6-3, 6-3. Little will match up against Mattia Ros from Denver tomorrow in the second round. Benkaim also carded a first-round victory for the Utes, sliding past Nathan Griffin from Notre Dame with a score of 6-4, 7-5. Benkaim will face off against Marino Alpeza from Minnesota tomorrow in the second round of singles action.
 
Along with the Utes who were victorious in the first round of singles, Randy Cory and Azat Hankuliyev will also be competing in the second round of Gold Singles tomorrow. Cory will match up against Jackson Allen from Minnesota, and Hankuliyev will play against Pedro Fernandez Del Valle from Denver.
 
Slava Shainyan and R.J. Parker were then victorious in the Maroon Team Draw, with a final score of 2-1 to defeat Mariados and Gota from Notre Dame. The duo will play against Huynh and Castelino from Denver tomorrow in the second round.
 
Then in the Maroon Doubles bracket, Chase Stoner and Paul McCallie moved onto the second round with a victory against Pickens and Fasano from Northwestern with a final score of 7-5. Shainyan and Parker also moved on to the second round with a victory of their own against Mariados and Gota from Notre Dame, with a final score of 6-4. In the second round of doubles, both Utah doubles teams were unable to card victories to move onto the next round.
 
Finally, in the Maroon Singles, Shainyan was the only Ute wo come away with a victory, as he defeated Mariados from Notre Dame, 6-3, 6-1. Shainyan will match up against Sean Huynh from Denver tomorrow in the second round of Maroon Singles.
 
Along with Shainyan, Parker, Stoner and McCallie will also be playing in the second round of Maroon Singles tomorrow. Parker will be match up against Ignatius Castelino from Denver, Stoner will play against Daniel Krulig from Denver, and then McCallie will match up against Eric Morris from Denver to round things up.
 
Play will continue tomorrow at the Gopher Invitational, with live scoring and a live stream of the tournament available at: https://gophersports.com/sports/2018/5/21/sports-m-tennis-spec-rel-live-video-html.aspx
 
Utah Results (Day 1)
 
Gold Team Draw Results
O'Hoisin/Krill (WISC) def. Little/Hankuliyev (UTAH), 2-1
Cory/Benkaim (UTAH) def. Ciamarra/Griffin (ND), 2-1
 
Gold Doubles Results (Round 1)
O'Hoisin/Krill (WISC) def. Little/Hankuliyev (UTAH), 6-1
Cory/Benkaim (UTAH) def. Ciamarra/Griffin (ND), 7-5
 
Gold Doubles Results (Round 2)
Cory/Benkaim (UTAH) def. Allen/Alpeza (MINN), 6-4
Ros/Fenandez (DEN) def. Little/Hankuliyev (UTAH), 7-5
 
Gold Singles Results
Dan Little (UTAH) def. Osgar O'Hoisin (WISC), 6-3, 6-3
Robert Krill (WISC) def. Azat Hankuliyev (UTAH) 6-2, 6-2
Richard Ciamarra (ND) def. Randy Cory (UTAH), 7-6, 6-2
Russell Benkaim (UTAH) def. Nathan Griffin (ND), 6-4, 7-5
 
Maroon Team Draw Results
Pickens/Fasano (NW) def. Stoner/McCallie (UTAH), 2-1
Shainyan/Parker (UTAH) def. Mariados/Gota (ND), 2-1
 
Maroon Doubles Results (Round 1)
Stoner/McCallie (UTAH) def. Pickens/Fasano (NW), 7-5
Shainyan/Parker (UTAH) def. Mariados/Gota (ND), 6-4
 
Maroon Doubles Results (Round 2)
Huynh/Castelino (DEN) def. Shainyan/Parker (UTAH), 6-3
Krulig/Morris (DEN) def. Stoner/McCallie (UTAH), 6-4
 
Maroon Singles
Trice Pickens (NW) def. Chase Stoner (UTAH), 7-5, 6-4
Antonioni Fasano (NW) def. Paul McCallie (UTAH), 6-1, 6-1
Slava Shainyan (UTAH) def. Mariados (ND), 6-3, 6-1
Paul Gota (ND) def. R.J. Parker (UTAH), 6-2, 6-4
 
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