The No. 57 Santa Clara men's tennis team, on the road for its fourth straight West Coast Conference match to start the season, lost 4-0 at No. 49 Pepperdine on Tuesday afternoon in Malibu. The Broncos return to the Mission campus to host Willamette Fri., March 28 at 12 pm.
No. 57 Santa Clara is 10-5 and 2-3 in the WCC. No. 49 Pepperdine is 12-11 and 4-0 in the WCC.
The Waves started off the match by winning the doubles point by clinching victories at No. 1 and No. 2. No. 10 Francis Alcanrara and Alex Sarkissian defeated John Lamble and Ilya Osintsev 8-4 at No. 1. Tom Hill and Pedro Leme defeated Mikhail Khmiadashvilli and Ashot Khacharyan 8-6.
In singles, Pep's No. 3 singles player David Sofaer defeated Khmiadashvilli 6-1, 6-1 as the first singles match clinched. No. 6 Hill defeated Jesse Ross 6-3, 6-1 as the next match to finish. Leme, playing No. 5 singles, clinched the match with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Sam Bertram.
1. #30 Alex Sarkissian (PEP) vs. John Lamble (SCU) 6-4, 5-3, unfinished
2. Francis Alcantara (PEP) vs. #124 Ilya Osintsev (SCU) 4-6, 4-2, unfinished
3. David Sofaer (PEP) def. M. Khmiadashvilli (SCU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Stefan Menichella (PEP) vs. Ashot Khacharyan (SCU) 5-7, 0-4, unfinished
5. Pedro Leme (PEP) def. Sam Bertram (SCU) 6-2, 7-5
6. Tom Hill (PEP) def. Jesse Ross (SCU) 6-3, 6-1
1. #10 Francis Alcantara/Alex Sarkissian (PEP) def. John Lamble/Ilya Osintsev (SCU) 8-4
2. Tom Hill/Pedro Leme (PEP) def. M. Khmiadashvilli/Ashot Khacharyan (SCU) 8-6
3. Rakshay Thakkar/David Sofaer (PEP) vs. Sam Bertram/Michael Tjuatjadarma (SCU) 7-3, unfinished