No. 50 Santa Clara Men's Tennis Falls to No. 6 Stanford

by Brandon Rebboah 

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.­- After picking up a solid victory over No. 48 Boise State on the first day of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kickoff Weekend, the No. 50 Santa Clara (3-1) men's tennis program dropped its first dual match of the year to No. 6 Stanford 6-1 .The Broncos finished the weekend with a record of 1-1.

Santa Clara's lone victory came from the junior Tom Pham who defeated Stanford's Stineman 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5.

"I am extremley disappointed with the loss, but happy with our effort today," said Santa Clara head coach Derek Mills. "We played hard but lost to a better team today. I am confident that we will be prepared for Fresno State next week".

Overall the Broncos split their dual matches at the ITA Kickoff Weekend. Stanford finished 2-0, Santa Clara finished 1-1, and Boise State finished 1-1 with a victory over Saint Mary's, who dropped both matches.

Santa Clara continues its run against ranked opponents in its next match against No. 35 Fresno State on Feb. 5.
 

Check SantaClaraBroncos.com early this week for a full preview on the Broncos matchup with Fresno State. 

SINGLES
1) No. 37 Ryan Thacher (STAN) d. Kyle Dandan (SCU) 6-3, 6-0
2) No. 75 Matt Kandath (STAN) d. John Lamble (SCU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
3) Denis Lin (STAN) d. Maxime Armengaud (SCU) 6-3, 6-4
4) John Morrissey (STAN) d. Nicolas Vinel (SCU) 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-3
5) Tom Pham (SCU) d. Robert Stineman (STAN) 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5
6) Daniel Ho (STAN) d. Eugene Muchynski (SCU) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

DOUBLES
1) Morrissey/Thacher (STAN) d. Lamble/Osintsev (SCU) 8-3
2) Walker Kehrer/Lin (STAN) vs. Dandan/Pham (SCU) DNF
3) Kandath/Stineman (STAN) d. Armenguad/Vinel (SCU) 8-2