October 6, 2000

Cox Advances to Round of 16 at Bulldog Tennis Classic

Oct. 6, 2000

FRESNO, Calif. - The Santa Clara men's tennis team began its fall season today, taking part in the eighth annual Wathen/Hancock Bulldog Classic in Fresno.

Senior Matt Cox was the only Bronco to advance to the Round of 16 and will play fourth seed Andrej Biznak of Washington tomorrow at 9:15 a.m.

The Bulldog Classic will include players from California, Cal Poly, host Fresno State, Nevada, Oregon, Pepperdine, Santa Clara and Washington. The format is a 64-draw singles with consolation for first-round losers, and a 32-round doubles bracket. All singles matches will be best of three tiebreak sets while doubles will be an eight-game pro set.

Santa Clara remains at the Bulldog Classic through Sunday. In singles, Round of 16 and quarterfinal rounds will be contested while doubles and consolation rounds will also take place. Action begins at 8 a.m.

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Wathen/Hancock bulldog Classic
Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center, Fresno, Calif.
Day One Results, Oct. 6, 2000

Singles
First Round
Brian Kent, Cal Poly def. Eric Chin, Santa Clara 6-3, 6-2
Kevin Vieira, CS Sacramento def. Rick Ruso, Santa Clara 6-4, 6-1
Sly Iff, CS Sacramento def. Ryan Livesay, Santa Clara 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Matt Cox, Santa Clara def. Wayne Wong, California 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Gerold Wiring, Pepperdine def. Federico Mattioli, Santa Clara 6-3, 6-3
Michael Duong, Santa Clara def. Gernot Kirschbammer, Pacific 6-2, 6-3
Adam Artunian, Santa Clara def. Neil Dakota, Pacific 6-1, 6-2
Adam Lewis, Santa Clara def. Jeff Eicher, Washington 6-1, 6-4

Singles
Second Round
Matt Cox, Santa Clara def. Steve Raccioppi, Pepperdine 6-3, 6-4
Sherif Zaher, CS Sacramento def. Michael Duong, Santa Clara 6-2, 7-6 (2)
Fabio Jesus, CS Sacramento def. Adam Artunian, Santa Clara 6-3, 6-1
(2) Dave Mullins, Fresno State def. Adam Lewis, Santa Clara 6-2, 6-1

Singles
Consolation First Round
Andrey Vinogradsky, California def. Eric Chin, Santa Clara 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
Matt Leon, Washington def. Rick Ruso, Santa Clara 6-4, 0-6, 6-0
Federico Mattioli, Santa Clara def. Jason Menke, Oregon 3-6, 6-0, 6-1

Doubles
First Round
Leon/Lunde, Washington def. Fleming/Artunian, Santa Clara 8-2