2013-14 Santa Clara Men's Tennis News
March 8, 2014
No. 43 Men’s Tennis Beats USF 6-1 for Eighth Consecutive Victory
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The No. 43 Bronco men's tennis team took on University of San Francisco in a highly charged match on Friday, and it showed its mettle by defeating the hosts, 6-1. Santa Clara continued its scorching streak by winning its eighth consecutive match, once again in lopsided fashion.
March 5, 2014
No. 43 Men's Tennis Head Coach Derek Mills Talks Seven-Match Winning Streak and Upcoming Matches
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Bronco men’s tennis team has raced out to an exceptional start to the 2014 season and is firing on all cylinders. The squad has won seven consecutive matches and is 8-1 overall, including three wins over ranked opponents. The Broncos have skyrocketed up the national rankings to No. 43 in the country and find themselves in the hunt for the WCC Title and a potential NCAA Tournament berth.
March 5, 2014
No. 43 Men’s Tennis Looks to Extend Seven-Match Winning Streak Against USF and St. John’s
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The No. 43 Bronco men’s tennis team has been nearly unstoppable during the 2014 season, and it will look to continue its dominating play this weekend. Santa Clara is on a seven-match winning streak during which it has crushed each of its opponents and accumulated a striking 33-2 individual match record.
March 4, 2014
John Lamble and Ilya Osintsev of No. 43 Men's Tennis Named WCC Doubles Team of the Week
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference announced its men's tennis weekly honors on Tuesday, and Santa Clara's John Lamble and Ilya Osintsev were named the WCC Doubles Team of the Week. It was the second consecutive week that Santa Clara received a Player of the Week award, after Osintsev earned the singles honor last week.
March 2, 2014
No. 42 Men’s Tennis Controls Gonzaga 7-0 for Seventh Straight Win
SPOKANE, Wash. – The No. 42 Santa Clara men’s tennis team continued its stellar play on Sunday by knocking off Gonzaga, 7-0, in the WCC opener for both squads. The Broncos are now riding a seven-match win streak, kicking off March just as strong as their perfect month of February.
March 1, 2014
Streaking No. 42 Men’s Tennis Heads to Gonzaga for WCC Opener
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Riding a six-match winning-streak, the No. 42 Santa Clara men’s tennis team heads up to Spokane, Washington for its conference opener against Gonzaga. The Broncos moved up 32 spots this week in the ITA rankings due its recent success. Santa Clara is off to its best start in over a decade. Santa Clara and Gonzaga will square off on Sun., Feb. 2 at noon.
February 26, 2014
Ilya Osintsev Named WCC Singles Player of the Week
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference announced its men’s tennis weekly honors on Tuesday, and Santa Clara’s Ilya Osintsev was named the WCC Singles Player of the Week. Osintsev, the No. 2 singles player for the No. 42 ranked Bronco men’s tennis team, is a perfect 5-0 during the 2014 dual match season and 9-2 overall including fall play. He has played a large role in helping the Broncos to their best start in over a decade.
February 26, 2014
Men’s Tennis Ranked No. 42 Nationally After Jumping Up 32 Spots in the ITA Rankings
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Bronco men’s tennis team shot up a remarkable 32 spots in the ITA Rankings released on Tuesday, and is now ranked No. 42 in the country. It was the ITA’s first computer rankings of the 2014 season. The previous rankings were based on the NCAA coaches.
February 23, 2014
No. 74 Men’s Tennis Downs No. 69 New Mexico, 4-1, for Sixth Consecutive Win
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The No. 74 Bronco men's tennis team continued its impressive run on Sunday, knocking off the No. 69 New Mexico Lobos, 4-1, for its sixth consecutive win. The Broncos were on fire during February, finishing the month with a perfect 5-0 record including several strong wins. The Lobos entered Sunday’s match with four straight victories of their own, but had their winning streak snapped.
February 21, 2014
No. 74 Men’s Tennis Downs No. 57 San Diego State, 6-1, For Fifth Straight Win
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The No. 74 Bronco men's tennis team turned in an outstanding performance on Thursday, beating the visiting No. 57 San Diego State Aztecs. The Broncos were firing on all cylinders and won the match 6-1, extending their winning streak to five consecutive matches. They also snapped San Diego State’s run of three straight wins, which included a 6-1 defeat of No. 66 BYU.
February 19, 2014
No. 74 Men's Tennis Faces No. 57 San Diego State on Thursday; No. 69 New Mexico on Sunday
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Playing some its best tennis of the 2014 season, the No. 74 Santa Clara men's tennis team returns to the court to face a pair of ranked opponents. The Broncos will first host No. 57 San Diego State on Thurs., Feb. 20 at 3pm. On Sunday, Feb. 23 at 11am Santa Clara welcomes No. 69 New Mexico.
February 16, 2014
No. 74 Men's Tennis Bests Fresno State 4-0; Earns First Win Over Bulldogs in Program History
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The No. 74 Bronco men's tennis team continued its early-season momentum, defeating Fresno State on Sunday. The Broncos clinched the match 4-0, topping the Bulldogs for the first time in program history. The schools had faced off 18 times prior to Sunday’s contest. Santa Clara has now reeled off four consecutive 4-0 victories since falling to No. 4 USC in the ITA Kick-Off weekend.
February 14, 2014
No. 74 Men's Tennis Hosts Fresno State on Sunday
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – After a doubleheader sweep of UC Santa Cruz and Sonoma State two weeks ago, the No. 74 Santa Clara men's tennis team will resume play on the Mission Campus in a matchup with Fresno State this weekend. The Broncos will host the Bulldogs on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 11am.
February 6, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Sochi Native Ashot Khacharyan Talks Olympic Games
Bronco men's tennis player Ashot Khacharyan grew up about 15 minutes away from where the 2014 Winter Olympic Games are taking place in Sochi, Russia. With the games beginning tonight, he stopped by the EYEBRONCO studio today to talk about the excitement surrounding the Olympics, what events Russians are looking forward to and the national pride brought about by having the games in his hometown.
February 1, 2014
No. 71 Men’s Tennis Sweeps Doubleheader, Beating UC Santa Cruz and Sonoma State 4-0
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – After a positive start to the 2014 campaign, including a 4-0 win over No. 64 Georgia State in its last match, the No. 71 men’s tennis team began its second month of the season by sweeping a doubleheader. The Broncos beat UC Santa Cruz and Sonoma State, both by a 4-0 final.
February 1, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Men's Tennis Defeats UCSC 4-0
In the first match of a doubleheader, the Santa Clara men's tennis team defeated UC Santa Cruz 4-0 at the Degheri Tennis Center on Sat., Feb. 1, 2014. EYEBRONCO was on site to catch the morning's best action.
January 31, 2014
No. 71 Bronco Men's Tennis Hosts UC Santa Cruz and Sonoma State In Saturday Doubleheader
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Coming off a stellar performance against No. 64 Georgia State, the No. 71 Bronco men’s tennis team will resume matches on the Mission Campus in a doubleheader this weekend. In the ITA Kick-Off hosted by USC, Santa Clara was topped by the No. 4 Trojans before rebounding strongly with a 4-0 win over the 64th-ranked Panthers.
January 30, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Catching up with Ilya Osintsev
EYEBRONCO catches up with Ilya Osintsev to talk about the matches in the past week. Santa Clara men's tennis was defeated by USC earlier on in the week, but ended the week on a high note with a big victory over Georgia State on Wednesday, January 26, 2014 at USC.
January 27, 2014
Men's Tennis Beats No. 64 Georgia State 4-0 in ITA Kick-Off Consolation
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Bronco men's tennis team stepped up with its best performance of the young 2014 season, showing terrific energy and focus from the outset in a 4-0 win over No. 64 Georgia State. Santa Clara rebounded strongly with several clutch matches in the ITA Kick-Off Consolidation match, after falling to No. 4 USC on Saturday. The Broncos improved their season record to 2-1.
January 27, 2014
Men's Tennis Picked 4th in WCC Preseason Poll; Lamble On All-WCC Team
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference announced the 2014 WCC Men’s Tennis Preseason Poll and All-WCC Preseason Team on Monday, as voted on by the head coaches within the conference. Santa Clara received 50 points in the preseason poll which tied it for fourth in the conference with Bay Area rival USF. The Broncos are 2-1 on the 2014 season, including a strong 4-0 win over No. 64 Georgia State on Sunday in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend consolidation match.
January 25, 2014
Men's Tennis Falls to No. 4 USC in ITA Kick-Off Weekend; Faces No. 64 Georgia State on Sunday
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Bronco men's tennis team faced a strong USC squad in its first match of the ITA Kick-Off weekend, falling by a 4-0 final to the No. 4 Trojans. After a 4-3 win over UC Davis in its season opener, Santa Clara’s record now stands at 1-1.
January 23, 2014
Men's Tennis Takes On No. 4 USC in ITA Kick-Off Weekend
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After a strong 4-3 win over UC Davis in its first match of the 2014 season, the Santa Clara men's tennis program will travel to Los Angeles, Calif. to participate in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Kickoff Weekend. The Broncos will open the weekend against No. 4 USC on Sat., Jan. 25 at 11am. On Sunday, the Broncos will face either No. 63 Wichita St. or No. 64 Georgia St.
January 23, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Tennis Team Photo Day 2014
EYEBRONCO hung out with the men's and women's tennis teams as they took their 2014 headshots and team photos earlier this month. Take a look at all the fun here! Executive Producer: Chelsea Filntoft '14 Track: "Happy Alley" By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
January 21, 2014
Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap!
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, co-hosts Cali Reis from the women's soccer team and Denzel Johnson from the men's basketball team give a quick update on the latest Bronco sports news. This edition features interviews, highlights, pictures and bloopers that you won't want to miss!
January 18, 2014
No. 73 Men's Tennis Beats UC Davis 4-3 in 2014 Season Opener
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The No. 73 Bronco men’s tennis team started the 2014 dual match season with a strong group effort, helping them prevail over a spirited UC Davis squad on Saturday. The Broncos began the new season by winning 4-3, after a 17-10 overall record and 13-3 mark at home in 2013. The Aggies, who went 8-13 in head coach Eric Steidlmayer’s first year in 2013, put up a spirited effort but came up short, as Santa Clara earned its first win of the season.
January 18, 2014
EYEBRONCO: No. 73 Men's Tennis Opens 2014 Season With A Victory
Santa Clara men's tennis defeated the UC Davis Aggies 4-3 on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Santa Clara's Degheri Tennis Center. EYEBRONCO visited with senior John Lamble and junior Sam Bertram to talk about the victory.
January 16, 2014
No. 73 Men's Tennis Opens 2014 Season Sat., Jan. 18 vs. UC Davis
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – After completing a successful season in 2013, the Santa Clara men's tennis program will open 2014 looking for another positive year. The Broncos notched a solid 17-10 overall record and went 13-3 on their home courts in 2013. They were nationally ranked almost the entire season and finished at No. 68 in the country.
January 10, 2014
Men’s Tennis Opens 2014 Season Ranked No. 73
SANTA CLARA, Calif.- After an excellent 2012 season with numerous program records and a first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, the Bronco men’s tennis team posted a strong 17-10 overall record and 13-3 mark at home in 2013. The squad was ranked nationally and finished at No. 68 in the country. The Broncos kick off the 2014 campaign at No. 73 in the preseason rankings, return three of their top five players from last season and look to contend in the competitive West Coast Conference.
October 22, 2013
Lamble Falls in Singles and Doubles Quarterfinals at ITA Regionals
MORAGA, Calif. – The Santa Clara men’s tennis team finished Day 4 at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Northwest Regional on Monday. The Broncos’ run at the tournament came to a halt today after dropping both of their quarterfinal matches.
October 20, 2013
Lamble Moves On To Round of 16 in Singles and Doubles at ITA Regionals
MORAGA, Calif.- The Santa Clara men’s tennis team wrapped up its second day at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Northwest Regional Championships today. The Broncos had a successful Day 2 at the Regionals, winning both of today’s matches.
October 17, 2013
Broncos Set to Finish Fall Season at ITA Regionals in Moraga
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara men’s tennis team will wrap up its fall season at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Northwest Regional Championships. John Lamble, Ilya Osintsev and Sam Bertram will be competing in this weekend’s event. The tournament will run from Oct. 18-22 in Moraga, Calif.
October 10, 2013
Lamble and Osintsev Head to Battle of the Bay Classic
Senior tennis player John Lamble and junior Ilya Osintsev are heading up to San Francisco this weekend to compete in the Battle of the Bay Tennis Classic. Lamble and Osintsev will be competing in both singles and doubles. The Battle of the Bay begins on Fri., Oct. 11th and runs through Sun., Oct. 13th.
October 8, 2013
Paajanen Joins Men's Tennis Coaching Staff
Santa Clara, Calif.- The Santa Clara men’s tennis team is thrilled to have a new addition on its coaching staff. After coaching at WCC-rival Loyola Marymount, Aaron Paajanen (AP) is looking forward to assisting head coach Derek Mills with the challenge of guiding the Broncos to the NCAA tournament. Paajanen has a wealth of experience in the sport of tennis that even includes a stint on the ITF/USTA circuit. SantaClaraBroncos.com sat down with Paajanen to learn more about him and what he hopes to accomplish here at Santa Clara.
October 6, 2013
Broncos Reach Semifinals in First Fall Tournament at Aggie invitational
DAVIS, Calif. – Two Broncos made their 2013-14 season debuts at the Aggie Invitational hosted by UC Davis. Ashot Khacharyan and Sam Bertram kicked off their fall play in the weekend tournament with solid performances.
October 5, 2013
Two Broncos Go Undefeated in Day 1 of Aggie Invitational Hosted by UC Davis
DAVIS, Calif. – Two members of the Bronco men's tennis squad made their first appearances of the year at the Aggie Invitational hosted by UC Davis. Ashot Khacharyan and Sam Bertram began their 2013-14 season successfully, going undefeated and advancing to the quarterfinals in the weekend tournament.
October 3, 2013
Two Broncos Competing at Aggie Invitational Hosted by UC Davis
DAVIS, Calif. – Two members of the Santa Clara University men's tennis squad are set to make their first appearances of the year at the Aggie Invitational hosted by UC Davis. Ashot Khacharyan and Sam Bertram will compete in the weekend event as they look to start the 2013-14 on a positive note.
October 2, 2013
John Lamble Falls In Three Sets In Third Round of All-Americans
Santa Clara senior John Lamble fell in three sets to Adam Lee of Wake Forest at the ITA All-American Championships Qualifying Singles Draw on Wednesday, shutting down his hopes of advancing to the main draw.
October 1, 2013
Lamble Advances at ITA All-American Championships After Strong Win Over SEC Opponent
TULSA, Okla. – Santa Clara senior John Lamble won again in straight sets in the ITA All-American Championships Qualifying Singles Draw on Tuesday, bringing him one step closer to the main draw. Lamble defeated Mississippi’s Stefan Lindmark 6-3, 6-1 in a strong showing and advanced to the third round.
October 1, 2013
John Lamble Wins First-Round Match in ITA All-American Qualifiers
TULSA, Okla. – John Lamble won his first match in the ITA All-American Championships Qualifying Singles Draw on Monday. Lamble topped Tomas Hanzlik from Penn State in straight sets and advanced to the second round
September 27, 2013
Lamble Set To Compete In All-American Championship
Santa Clara senior John Lamble is set to play in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's All-American Championship in Tulsa, Okla. alongside the nation's top players next week.
September 10, 2013
John Lamble Ranked No. 64 to Enter Senior Year
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The ITA announced its 2013 Division I Men's Preseason Rankings this week and Santa Clara Bronco senior John Lamble is ranked No. 64. Lamble, the Broncos’ No. 1 singles and doubles player, anchored the roster last season and has been a key contributor each of his three years on the squad.
August 13, 2013
Enjoy the Journey: with John Lamble
Rising senior John Lamble (JL) wants to leave everything on the court for his final season. Having an outstanding past three years on the men’s tennis team, Lamble wants to enjoy this journey and have no regrets. With sister Kelly graduating this June after helping the women’s team win the WCC title, Lamble’s father also played tennis for the Broncos. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) had the chance to get in contact with Lamble and ask him a few questions about the upcoming season and what he is doing this summer.