April 7, 2012

No. 34 Santa Defeats No. 49 Cal Poly 6-1

SANTA CLARA, Calif. ­– After a slow start to the match, No. 34 Santa Clara (17-4; 3-1) overcame losing the doubles point to surge through singles play and secure a 6-1 victory over No. 49 Cal Poly. The dual match was highlighted by Kyle Dandan's victory over the nation's No. 20 singles player, Andre Dome.

In the doubles portion, No. 49 Cal Poly looked to have the upper hand. Cal Poly took the doubles point taking two of three doubles bouts.
"I was happy with the effor after we gave no energy in doubles," said Santa Clara head coach Derek Mills. "We came out in singles and wanted to win. We gave awesome energy and focus." 

After going down early, Santa Clara surged back by sweeping singles play. Kyle Dandan, the ITA's No. 111 singles started the singles play with an impressive victory over No. 20 Andre Dome. In the No. 2 spot, John Lamble won in straight sets while Nico Vinel added a two-set victory in the No. 3 spot. Junior Tom Pham (pictured) bested Brian McPhee in the No. 4 spot. Playing in the No. 5 spot, freshman Ilya Osintsev increased his winning streak to 14 matches. Eugene Muchynski added a victory in the No. 6 spot to complete the Bronco comeback. 

Looking ahead, Santa Clara hosts WCC foes San Diego and St. Marys on April 13 and April 14, respectively.

 

 Position

 Santa Clara University

 Cal Poly

 Winner

 Score

 #1 Singles

 #111 Kyle Dandan

 #20 Andre Dome

 Santa Clara University

 6-4, 6-4

 #2 Singles

 John Lamble

 Matt Fawcett

 Santa Clara University

 6-1, 6-2

 #3 Singles

 Nicolas Vinel

 Jordan Bridge

 Santa Clara University

 6-0, 6-1

 #4 Singles

 Tom Pham

 Brian McPhee

 Santa Clara University

 6-4, 7-6

 #5 Singles

 Ilya Osintsev

 Jurgen Dejager

 Santa Clara University

 7-6, 6-7, 1-0(14)

 #6 Singles

 Eugene Muchynski

 Marco Comuzzo

 Santa Clara University

 6-2, 6-1

 #1 Doubles

 Ilya Osintsev 
 John Lamble

 #55 Andre Dome 
 Matt Fawcett

 Cal Poly

 8-5

 #2 Doubles

 Kyle Dandan 
 Tom Pham

 Brian McPhee 
 Jordan Bridge

 Santa Clara University

 8-3

 #3 Doubles

 Eugene Muchynski 
 Nicolas Vinel

 Marco Comuzzo 
 Jurgen Dejager

 Cal Poly

 8-3