October 14, 2006

Bronco Men's Tennis Wraps Up Play At Bulldog Classic

Oct. 14, 2006

Fresno, Calif. - The Santa Clara men's tennis team concluded play Saturday at the Bulldog Classic. George Husack's team saw two doubles team reach the semifinals of their bracket, while sophomore Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong advanced to the final of the consolation bracket. Freshman Jay Wong, who won the Bronco Classic last week, fell in the quarterfinals of the Flight "B" singles.

In doubles play Saturday, two Broncos pairs won quarterfinal matches. Hirakawa-Wong and Aneal Vallurupalli knocked off a team from Washington in a tight 8-6 match, while Tommy Hicks and Bobby Rasmussen knocked off the Brown/Ozurovich team from San Diego. Both doubles teams could not get past the semis, however, as Hirakawa-Wong/Vallurupalli fell 8-6 and Hicks/Rasmussen lost 8-5.

Hirakawa-Wong won an impressive consolation bracket semifinal over Ramon Perez of Sacramento State 6-2; 6-7 (4) (10-8), but a triceps injury forced him to withdraw from the final.

All of the Broncos results from Saturday follow:

Flight "A" Consolation, Quarterfinals (Oct. 14, 2006)
Vegerd Veskimagi (PAC) def. Brian Brogan (SC), 6-4, 4-6, (10-7)
Anton Styhas (SAC) def. Bobby Rasmussen (SC), 3-6, 6-2, (11-9)

Quarterfinals (Oct. 14, 2006)
(8) Matt Ozurovich (SD) def. (1) Jay Wong (SC), 6-3, 7-5

Consolation, Final
Kevin Liang (UCD) v. Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong (SC) (Hirakawa-Wong withdraws with injury)

Consolation, Semifinals (Oct. 14, 2006)
Kevin Liang (UCD) def. Hunter Lee (UCD), 6-4, 3-6, (10-3)
Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong (SC) def. Ramon Perez (SAC), 6-2, 6-7 (4), (10-8)

Semifinals (Oct. 14, 2006)
(1) Irie/Veerepalli (FS) def. Kirakawa-Wong/Vallurapalli (SC), 8-6
(3) Loredo/Van Dillen (SAC) def. Hicks/Rasmussen (SC), 8-5

Quarterfinals (Oct. 14, 2006)
(1) Irie/Veerepalli (FS) def. Atri/Sekiguchi (SD), 8-4
Kirakawa-Wong/Vallurapalli (SC) def. Ching/Chu (UW), 8-6
(3) Loredo/Van Dillen (SAC) def. Jackson/Leiby (FS), 8-1
(2) Hicks/Rasmussen (SC) def. Brown/Ozurovich (SD), 8-3

For complete tournament results, click here.