Utes-At-A-Glance

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Men’s tennis

The U men’s tennis team opened its season over the weekend at the Utah Invitational. The tournament comprised players from schools including Colorado State, Boise State, BYU, Utah State and Weber State.Zach Ganger, Miron Mann and Tomasz Grzyb made the quarterfinals for the Utes in singles competition, while the teams of Jason Yap and Grzyb and Mann and Ganger qualified for the doubles semifinals.In singles play, Grzyb lost in the quarterfinals to Dvorak Maren in three sets, 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-2. Even though one Ute was knocked out of the singles draw, Mann and Ganger advanced to the semifinals.The two Ute athletes had to play each other in the next round as Ganger beat Mann in two sets, 7-6(4), 6-4. Ganger’s luck would run out in the finals, though, as Boise State’s Nils Klemman took the tournament in straight sets, 7-6(6), 7-5.The Utes would have better luck in doubles competition. Mann and Ganger made it to the finals after defeating Boise State’s best team of Klemman and Beck Roghar. Yap and Grzyb lost in the semifinals to Colorado State’s Peter Bjork and Chad Tsuda, 8-3.In the finals Mann and Ganger took care of Bjork and Tsuda, 8-6.The Utes actual season begins in the New Year on Jan. 24 against Utah State.

Football

Students who are used to swiping their UCards to get into football games will be disappointed, as the U athletics department will now require all students to get tickets before they go to football games at Rice-Eccles Stadium.The reason for the change in policy is due to the increased demand in tickets. The change will allow the ticket office to know when the student section is sold out, instead of having so many students in the standing-room only section of the stadium.