MORAGA, Calif. - The Santa Clara men's tennis team concluded Day 3 at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Northwest Regional Championships on Sunday. The Broncos produced another successful performance at the Regionals, winning both matches for the second consecutive day.
The Broncos' No. 1 singles player, John Lamble, won a three-set match yesterday after dropping the first set. On Sunday, the third-seeded Lamble again got off to a slow start before raising his game to the next level and coming through with the win.
The senior went up against James Tallman, who had knocked off the 9th seed from St. Mary's 7-6(4), 6-1 on Saturday. After his USF Don opponent took the first set 6-3, Lamble stepped up to win the next two sets 6-3 and 6-4. The four-year Bronco starter will face University of Washington's Max Manthou in the quarterfinals.
Lamble's record is 6-3 on the season with two of his losses coming at the ITA All-American Championships. He now has consecutive come-from-behind, three-set wins after three such victories last season. The righty was 6-2 in three-set matches a year ago.
Lamble and Sam Bertram played their second match together in the third round of the doubles draw. On Saturday, the pair got off to a good start in their debut and defeated a St. Mary's team 8-5.
On Sunday, the two Broncos took on Marek Marksoo and Tom Miller. The Sacramento State duo was seeded No. 9 and put up a strong fight, but Lamble and Bertram were victorious by an 8-6 final. With the win, they advanced to the quarterfinals where they will face the 7th seeded John Morrissey and Yale Goldberg of Stanford.