We take you Around the Hill this week to cover all of Utah’s sports that are still in action this spring. While most sports have wrapped and the NFL Draft dominated headlines, there still are a few sports going or that just wrapped up in the last week.
The Utah baseball team hosted Washington State this week. They won the first game 2-1 in 10 innings but dropped the second and third game 10-1 and 5-4 respectively. The Utes will try to bounce back with a series with UC Riverside from May 4-6.
The Utah men’s golf team competed at the Pac-12 Championship in Boulder, Colo. Sophomore Nathan Wunderli recorded his second hole-in-one of the season at the event. Snow and late play have caused the second round to not be fully completed and the third round pushed back due to snow.
The softball game against Weber State was cancelled due to bad weather. The team has a double-header against Grand Canyon at home on Tuesday May 2 and will travel to Oregon State from May 5-7.
Tennis (Men’s and Women’s)
The Utah men’s tennis team won their first round match against Washington 4-1 at the Pac-12 Championship in Ojai, Calif. They fell against USC, the eventual Pac-12 Champions, in the second match 4-0. Women’s tennis had similar results at the Pac-12 Championship, defeating Arizona 4-2 in the first round before falling 4-0 to No. 1 Stanford in the second round.
In their inaugural season, the Utah beach volleyball pair of junior Adora Anae (the older sister of football player Bradlee Anae) and freshman Dani Barton led the way against Oregon at the Pac-12 Championship in Tucson, Ariz. to give Utah their first beach tournament win over the Ducks. The pair would fall to UCLA’s Kamila Tan and Madi Yeomans the next day.