Men’s Tennis Remains Unbeaten at Home, Dropping Penn 6-1
By, Rico Chow '12
SANTA CLARA Calif. - The No. 59-ranked Santa Clara University men's tennis team continued its home-court winning streak, making it six straight after a 6-1 victory against Ivy League opponent and No. 71-ranked University of Pennsylvania. Santa Clara has won four-straight overall, following recent wins over UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly and Nevada.
Up next for the Broncos (9-4) is a trip to Fresno, Calif. on Sun., Mar. 13 for a dual match against Fresno State. The match is scheduled to begin at 12 noon.
SCU grabbed the doubles point in a series of competitive matches Monday against Penn. Juniors Maxime Armengaud and Nicholas Vinel paired to win and so did teammates Eugene Muchynski and John Lamble, both edging out Penn's doubles pairs with 9-7 final scores at the No. 1 and 3 spots. The Kyle Dandan and Tom Pham doubles pair defeated Hicham Laalej and Phil Law, 8-3, to secure a sweep prior to singles action beginning.
Armengaud and Vinel grabbed fast victories over Penn at the No. 2 and 4 positions. In No. 3 singles action, Lamble earned a win, 6-2, 7-6(2) against Phil Law. Pham at No. 5 and Kamono at No.6 secured third-set victories to round out the scoring.
The Broncos remain undefeated on their home courts at the Degheri Tennis Center.
No. 59 Santa Clara 6, No.71 University of Pennsylvania 1
#1 Singles: UP Hicham Laalej def. SCU Kyle Dandan; 7-6(7), 6-2
#2 Singles: SCU Maxime Armengaud def. UP Ivan Turudic; 6-2, 6-1
#3 Singles: SCU John Lamble def. UP Phil Law; 6-2, 7-6(2)
#4 Singles: SCU Nicolas Vinel def. UP Nikola Kocovic; 6-1, 6-4
#5 Singles: SCU Tom Pham def. UP Jason Lin; 7-6, 3-6, 3-0
#6 Singles: SCU Keith Kamono def. UP Zach Katz; 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
#1 Doubles: SCU Armengaud/Vinel def. UP Katz/Turudic; 9-7
#2 Doubles: SCU Dandan/Pham def. UP Laalej/Law; 8-3
#3 Doubles: SCU Eugene Muchynski/Lamble def. UP Kocovic/Zach Gorn; 9-7