Men's Tennis Continues Action at ITA Regional

Oct. 18, 2003

EUGENE, Ore. - The Santa Clara University men's tennis team action at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional, hosted by the University of Oregon at the Student Tennis Center in Eugene.

Gernot Fischer and Eric Kochanski led the Broncos today with an upset victory in doubles, topping the fifth seed from Portland, Quinn Borchard and Roman Boranov, by an 8-4 score.

In singles, Fischer advanced to the Round of 16 before falling. In consolation singles, Francisco Zepponi, Ben Hidalgo and Kevin McQuaid won their first round matches. All three have second-round byes and will begin third-round action Sunday morning at 8 a.m.

At 3:30 p.m., Fischer and Kochanski will take on Washington's Christoph Palmanshofer and Pete Scharler in the quarterfinals.

Nine schools and 64 players are entered for the four-day tournament, including four top-60 teams: No. 3 Stanford, seventh-ranked California, No. 12 Washington and 59th-ranked Oregon. The event also includes Hawaii, and West Coast foes Gonzaga, Portland and Saint Mary's. Individually, eight top-100 ranked singles players and one top-35 ranked doubles tandem are entered.

The event continues through Monday. The Broncos will close out the fall season at the Southern California Intercollegiate November 5-9.

Singles, Round of 32
(8) Gernot Fischer (SCU) def. Dino Ferrari (SMC) 6-3, 6-1
Tyler Browne (CAL) def. Eric Kochanski (SCU) 6-2, 6-3

Singles, Round of 16
Thomas Bieri (ORE) def. (8) Gernot Fischer (SCU) 6-2, 6-3

Consolation Singles, First Round
Francisco Zepponi (SCU) def. J.J. Whitlinger (SMC) 6-2, 7-6
Adam Fauvre (SMC) def. Ted Blosser (SCU) 6-2, 6-3
Ben Hidalgo (SCU) def. Bryce Cooper (GON) 6-4, 6-4
Scott Felsenthal (WASH) def. Taylor Bedilion (SCU) 6-1, 6-3
Carter Morris (STAN) def. Bobby Rasmussen (SCU) 6-2, 6-3
Kevin McQuaid (SCU) def. Vladimir Pino (ORE) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles, Round of 16
Fischer/Kochanski (SCU) def. (5) Borchard/Boranov (PORT) 8-4