SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After a tough loss on Friday, the No. 43 Santa Clara men's tennis team got back on track with a decisive 7-0 victory over Pacific on Sunday afternoon in Santa Clara. The Broncos victory was capped by a clean sweep in singles play and junior Tom Pham's continuing his 11-match winning streak.
"I liked the way we responded after a tough loss on Friday," said Santa Clara head coach Derek Mills. "To come out and win 7-0 against a very solid team is a step in the right direction."
Santa Clara eased through singles play, winning all six singles matches. Senior Kyle Dandan got the Broncos going with a come-from-behind win, defeating Ivan Garcia Castro 3-6, 6-3, 1-0(10). Senior Nicolas Vinel and John Lamble picked up wins in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectivley.
In the No. 4 singles spot, the red-hot Tom Pham continued his perfect spring with a 6-1, 6-2 victory. Pham moves to 11-0 this spring, 12-1 overall.
In doubles, the Broncos took two of three for the clean sweep. The tandem of Osintsev and Lamble picked up a doubles victory along with the duo of Dandan and Pham.