October 10, 2003

Men's Tennis Competes at Bulldog Classic

Oct. 10, 2003

FRESNO, Calif. - The Santa Clara University men's tennis team continued fall action today, competing at the 11th annual Bulldog classic, hosted by Fresno State at the Wathen Tennis Center.

"Physically, we are not getting tired; we're hitting good balls and playing good matches, but on the mental side of things is where we need to improve," SCU head coach George Husack commented after the day's matches. "It's still early in the season and we don't necessarily need to focus on the wins and losses as we should on improving, and I think we're doing that. We had some close matches, we just have to keep battling."

Gernot Fischer and Kevin McQuaid won two matches each to lead the Broncos.

"Kevin and Gernot both had it going today," Husack added. "Both were focused and playing some good tennis. I'm looking forward to seeing them playing again tomorrow."

The Classic continues through Sunday. The Broncos will close out the fall season at the ITA Regional Championship October 17-20 and the Southern California Intercollegiate November 5-9.

Singles A, First Round
Gernot Fischer (SCU) def. Dean Wallace (CAL) 6-0, 6-1
(3) Krzystof Kwinta (UCLA) def. Eric Kochanski (SCU) 6-1, 6-1

Singles B, First Round
Adam Fauvre (SMC) def. Francisco Zepponi (SCU) 6-4, 6-4
Beau Berglund (LMU) def. Ben Hidalgo (SCU) 6-3, 6-7, 6-0
Kevin McQuaid (SCU) def. Chris King (ORE) 6-1, 6-2

Singles C, First Round
J.J. Whitlinger (SMC) def. Bobby Rasmussen (SCU) 6-2, 0-6, 6-4
Carlos Malet (LMU) def. Ted Blosser (SCU) 6-7, 6-1, 6-2

Singles A, Second Round
Gernot Fischer (SCU) def. (5)Henner Nehles (UNLV) 6-4, 6-0

Singles B, Second Round
Kevin McQuaid (SCU) def. Michael Chin (UCD) 6-0, 6-0

Singles A, Consolation Second Round
Eric Kochanski (SCU) def. Pete Scharler (WASH) 6-2, 6-3

Singles B, Consolation Second Round
Aaron Spencer (ORE) def. Francisco Zepponi (SCU) 6-1, 6-2
Chris Floyd (WASH) def. Ben Hidalgo (SCU) 6-4, 6-2

Singles C, Consolation Second Round
Bobby Rasmussen (SCU) bye
Ted Blosser (SCU) def. Max Volger (NEV) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles A, First Round
Surapol/Youan (UCLA) def. Fischer/Kochanski (SCU) 9-8 (0)
Browne/Wallace (CAL) def. McQuiad/Rasmussen (SCU) 8-5

Doubles B-1, First Round
Chan Phillips (LMU) def. Hidalgo/Zepponi (SCU) 8-6