WCC Announces Conference Tournament Seeding, All-Academic Tennis Team
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SAN MATEO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has announced the bracket for the WCC men's tennis tournament and the WCC All-Academic Team. After sweeping two conference opponents in the last week of the regular season and finishing in second place in the conference, No. 30 Santa Clara was awarded the No. 2 seed. Junior Tom Pham garnered WCC All-Academic Team honors and Kyoheii Kamono picked up an Honorable Mention nod.
Pepperdine, who topped the conference during the regular season, was awarded the No. 1 seed and is currently ranked No. 7 in the nation.
The WCC Championship will be Sat., Apr. 26 at 9:30.
Pham, who has been an instrumental part of Santa Clara's rise to No. 30 in the nation, posted a 3.57 GPA. Pham has tallied 21 wins this season with a 21-4 record that mirrors the Broncos' overall record. At one point, the electrical engineering major had a 16-match winning streak that lasted from Jan. 21 to Mar. 23. Pham has played as Santa Clara's primary No. 4 singles player. As a doubles player, Pham has played primarily with senior Kyle Dandan as the No. 2 doubles tandem. Pham has helped the duo to a six-match winning streak.
Kamono garnered an Honorable Mention nod from the WCC on the All-Academic list. Kamono, a sophomore engineering major who sports a 3.841 grade point average, has been a vital change-of-pace player for Santa Clara. During the spring, he has posted a 4-1 singles record. His biggest win came against then-No. 57 UNLV when he spelled a sick Ilya Osinstev in route to a 7-0 Santa Clara victory. As a doubles player, Kamono has been partnered with three different teammates and has accrued a 6-2 record during doubles play.
"Both guys are great. It's too bad Keith is only Honorable Mention because he has the highest GPA on the team," said Mills. "We take pride in our academics at Santa Clara and those are the two guys that lead our team academically."
|Richard Bucalem||San Francisco||Junior||3.94||Business Administration|
|Michael Eraso||BYU||Senior||3.41||Nutritional Science|
|Levin Guillermo||Gonzaga||Junior||3.95||Civil Engineering|
|Michel Hu Kwo||Portland||Sophomore||3.80||Business Administration|
|Zhia Hwa Chong||Gonzaga||Senior||3.79||Computer Science|
|Maxime Olivan||Saint Mary's||Senior||3.47||Business Administration|
|Thomas Pham||Santa Clara||Junior||3.57||Electrical Engineering|
|Patrick Pohlmann||San Diego||Senior||3.39||Finance|
|William Schumacher||San Francisco||Junior||3.56||History|
|Thibaut Visy||San Diego||Junior||3.25||Finance|
|Alex Wilton||Loyola Marymount||Sophomore||3.71||Management|
Honorable Mention: Germain Bahri, USF; Daniel Coelho, POR; Jacob Hartwig, USF; Geoff Hernandez, POR; Kyohhei Kamono, SCU; Joakim Norstrom, SMC; Scott Sullivan, GON; Thai Tu, USF