Men's Tennis Pro-Am: A Smashing Success

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April 2, 2004

The Bronco men's tennis program hosted the seventh annual Bronco Pro-Am Invitational on March 20 at the Degheri Tennis Center. The round-robin doubles tournament featured a 45-player draw made up of current and former Bronco players, as well as many Bronco tennis supporters.

"This was a wonderful way to kick off our Spring Break," head coach George Husack commented. "Finals week can be a bit mentally draining for the team and this event is a great pick-me-up. The players had the opportunity to add to their Bronco Tennis experience in a fun and relaxed atmosphere while enjoying friendly competition."

Former Bronco tennis player Jimmy Miller '86 teamed with current freshman Bobby Rasmussen to capture the Invitational championship. The Bronco duo defeated Desa Bubnovich and former head coach Sean Burns in the final.

Close to 100 people joined the men's program to play, volunteer or support the event in some fashion. A significant percent consisted of alumni that represented seven decades of Santa Clara Broncos.

The invitational was made up of five rounds of doubles matches, with the top point-getters advancing to the semifinal and final rounds. All proceeds generated from the Pro-Am Invitational benefited the Broncos' recent Spring Break trip to Santa Barbara, Phoenix and San Diego.

"We are very grateful for the tremendous support we received and look forward to increasing our participation and expanding the search for more Broncos in the near future," Husack added. "This is such an important event for our program, university and community."

Semifinal Round
Jimmy Miller '86/Bobby Rasmussen '07 def. Eric Kochanski '05/John Scalmanini
Desa Bubnovich/Sean Burns def. George Husack,Sr./Brett Masi

Championship Round
Jimmy Miller '86/Bobby Rasmussen '07 def. Desa Bubnovich/Sean Burns

Alumni Participants

Gia Biagi '93 John Giacomazzi '52 Ryan Pang '98 Joe Scalmanini '67
Ben Cabell '96 John Gowey '82 Matt Panuwat '99 John Schrup '75
Jim Delehanty '44 Mike Kukreja '00 Doug Peters '70 Stefan Vernaelde '05
Lisa Eskey MBA '05 Justin Lent '00 Scott Pfeiffer '95 John Vest '99
Jay Farwell '94 Lou Lucas '53 Bo Rodgers '67 MBA `72 John Vondollen '04
Dr. & Mrs. Tino '72 Gallo Al Martin '49 Kim Rupert '77 Scott Watters '00
Dan Galvin '03 Anne Mayle '00 Beth Ruso '76 Henry Yamate '52
Chris Fowler '90 Jim Miller '86 Richard Ruso '75 Dave Zahn '94
Pat Fowler '87 Dave Najour '77