Lamble Picks Up Quarterfinal Win, Set to Play on Final Day of ITA Regional
MORAGA, Calif. - The Broncos' third day of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regionals was highlighted by third-seeded John Lamble winning his quarterfinal match and awaiting a semifinal match on Monday. Overall on Day 3, the Broncos went 3-2 in singles, but dropped both doubles bouts.
In singles, the Broncos entered Day 3 with two players playing in the Round of 16. Lamble picked up a three-set victory over fellow West Coast Conference player, Joakim Norstrom of Saint Mary's. Lamble picked up the first set, 6-4, but dropped the second 4-6. The Santa Clara junior then dominated the third set, finishing off Norstrom 6-1.
Also in the Round 16, Ilya Osintsev took on Cal's Campbell Johnson. Osintsev, the tournament's No. 7 seed picked up a 7-6(4);6-4 victory to join Lamble in the quarterfinals.
In the quarterfinals, Lamble battled his second Stanford player of the day. Lamble, junior form Saratoga, Calif., picked up a 6-3, 6-0 victory.
In his quarterfinal match, last year's WCC Freshman of the Year dropped a hard-fought three-set match to Toumas Manner of Saint Mary's. After winning the first set, Osintsev was unable to hold off Manner who won the next two sets 7-6(4), 6-0.
The Broncos did not fair as well in doubles. After posting a 3-0 record on the first day of the doubles play, both Santa Clara duos fell on the second day of doubles play.
The final day of the ITA Regional begins Monday, with Lamble set to face Stanford's Nolan Paige at 2 p.m.