April 21, 2014

WCC Honors John Lamble On Singles and Doubles First Team; Osintsev, Khacharyan Also Honored

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference announced its 2014 All-WCC Men's Tennis Team and major award winners on Monday, as voted on by the conference coaches. Santa Clara's top three singles players John Lamble, Ilya Osintsev, and Ashot Khacharyan were recognized and Lamble and Osintsev earned doubles honors as well.

Lamble garnered All-WCC First Team honors after another terrific year at No. 1 singles for the Broncos. The senior, who is one of the most prolific players in program history, was an outstanding 14-1 in dual matches and 20-4 overall. His season-best winning streak was seven matches and he has won six matches in a row heading into the WCC Tournament.

With 80 career singles wins, Lamble is second all-time behind former teammate Tom Pham, who went 89-28. Lamble earned All-WCC First Team honors in singles last year, Second Team as a sophomore in 2012 and Honorable Mention in 2011.

Osintsev, who is currently ranked No. 117 in the ITA rankings, was named to the All-WCC Second Team in singles. The junior from Novosibirsk, Russia is an exceptional 12-1 during the regular season and 15-3 including the fall. He reeled off nine consecutive wins during the season, which was a team-best.

The lefty, who is the reigning WCC Player of the Week and won the award a WCC-best three times, picked up one of the Broncos' biggest individual wins this season. In the team's 4-2 upset of No. 39 Oregon, Osintsev earned a 7-5, 7-6 win over No. 59 Robin Cambier. Osintsev was named WCC Freshman of the Year in 2012 after recording a 20-3 record.

Khacharyan amassed a strong 14-6 record in his sophomore campaign and was named All-WCC Honorable Mention. He was a consistent force in the third singles spot in the lineup and racked up a seven match winning streak. The righty from Sochi, Russia tallied a 14-2 record as a freshman last season.

Lamble and Osintsev were named All-WCC First Team along with just two other doubles teams in the conference. The pair finished the regular season with an outstanding 14-2 dual match mark and was named WCC Doubles Team of the Week earlier in the season. Their consistency leading the doubles lineup helped the Broncos win the majority of the doubles points throughout the season, which played a large role in the team's overall success.

Lamble and Osintsev have 37 total victories across their Santa Clara doubles career together, which is the second-most victories by one team in program history. The duo was named All-WCC Honorable Mention in 2013 as well.

The No. 60 Santa Clara men's tennis team finished the 2014 regular season fourth in the WCC standings and received the No. 4 seed in the WCC Tournament, beginning on Wednesday.

In its first-round contest, Santa Clara faces St. Mary's on Wed., Apr. 23 at 9am. The WCC tournament will be held at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. The top three seeds are San Diego (9-0), Pepperdine (8-1), and Portland (5-4).

Find out more about the West Coast Conference Tournament on SantaClaraBroncos.com. Stay up to date with Santa Clara men's tennis on Facebook and Twitter @SCUmtennis. Go Broncos!

2014 WCC Men's Tennis Award Winners 
Player of the Year: Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine 
Freshman of the Year: Miguel Diaz, Pacific 
Coach of the Year:Aaron Gross, Portland

2014 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
SINGLES - FIRST TEAM

Player

School

Year

Francis Alcantara

Pepperdine

Sr.

Michael Hu Kwo

Portland

Sr.

John Lamble

Santa Clara

Sr.

Bernardo Saraiva

San Francisco

Jr.

Alex Sarkissian

Pepperdine

Sr.

Clarke Spinosa

San Diego

Sr.

2014 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
SINGLES - SECOND TEAM

Player

School

Year

Ilya Osintsev

Santa Clara

Jr.

Uros Petronijevic

San Diego

So.

Francis Sargeant

BYU

Jr.

David Sofaer

Pepperdine

Sr.

Sem Verbeek

Pacific

So.

Todd Volmari

Loyola Marymount

Jr.

HONORABLE MENTION - SINGLES: Miguel Diaz, Pacific; Andrey Goryachkov, BYU; Romain Kalaydjian, San Diego; Nick Kamisar, Gonzaga; Ashot Khacharyan, Santa Clara; Reid deLaubenfels, Portland; Tuomas Manner, Saint Mary's; Cristobal Rivera, Loyola Marymount; Daniel Simko, Loyola Marymount; Filip Vittek, San Diego

2014 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
DOUBLES - FIRST TEAM

Player

Player

School

Francis Alcantara

Alex Sarkissian

Pepperdine

John Lamble

Ilya Osintsev

Santa Clara

Clarke Spinosa

Filip Vittek

San Diego

2014 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE TEAM
DOUBLES - SECOND TEAM

Player

Player

School

Daniel Alameh

Marlon Brand

Pacific

Alex Ferrero

Ratan Gill

Portland

Bernardo Saraiva

Nils Skajaa

San Francisco

HONORABLE MENTION - DOUBLES: Tuomas Manner/James Markiewicz, Saint Mary's; Ciaran Fitzgerald/Andrew Raphaelson, San Diego

2014 WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN'S TENNIS
CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDING
 
1. San Diego 
2. Pepperdine 
3. Portland 
4. Santa Clara 
5. Loyola Marymount 
6. BYU 
7. Pacific 
8. San Francisco 
9. Saint Mary's 
10. Gonzaga