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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – John Lamble and Ilya Osintsev were outstanding in Day 1 of the Battle in the Bay Tennis Classic hosted by USF. The Broncos went undefeated with several impressive singles wins and a doubles victory as well. Lamble and Osintsev advance to the second day of the tournament which runs through Sun., Oct. 13th.
"I thought we had an amazing first day," said Bronco Head Coach Derek Mills. "We won all of our matches and for John to get a 6-0, 6-0 win over a quality opponent is very impressive."
Lamble, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, was highly impressive. The Saratoga native took on Miguel Diaz, a top player for University of the Pacific, in what figured to be a competitive match. Lamble got off to a hot start and never looked back, dominating from start to finish in a 6-0, 6-0 win. The Broncos' top singles player will compete against Berkeley's Gregory Bayane in his next match.
Osintsev made his season debut on Friday and wasted no time getting off to a quick start. The lefty picked up a strong straight-set win over Patrick Hall of USD in the first round. After taking the opening set 6-4, Osintsev rolled 6-0 in the second.
The Broncos' No. 2 singles player faced a tough opponent in USC's Max de Vroome, who went 27-12 in singles last season and won all three matches played in the NCAA Tournament. Osintsev was more than up for the challenge, however, winning 6-4, 6-4 in a terrific performance.
In doubles, Lamble and Osintsev picked up where they left off last season. The duo, seeded fourth, topped Stanford's Daniel Ho and Anthony Tsodikov 8-4. They will play Brendan McClain and Garrett Patton of Boise State on Saturday. The Bronco pair was All-WCC honorable and went 10-6 at No. 1 last season, and finished the year with five straight wins.
The Battle of the Bay was started in 2009 by USF men's tennis coach Peter Bartlett, his assistant Pablo Pires de Almeida and the California Club Director of Tennis, Steve Jackson.
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