January 16, 2010

Broncos Open Season With Double Header Sweep

Jan. 16, 2010

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Today the Santa Clara men's tennis team opened up the 2010 dual season with wins over UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis. The Broncos hosted the opening day double header and swept the competition winning both matches 4-0.

In the morning's first match versus Division III National Champion UC Santa Cruz, Brian Brogan and Jay Wong and Tom Pham and Eugene Muchynski grabbed doubles wins to give the Broncos an edge going into singles play. Brogan, Muchynski, and Andrew Kells went on to dominate Silvio Chiba, Sam Rogers, and Erich Koenig, respectively, to secure a 4-0 victory over the Banana Slugs.

In the day's second contest versus UC Davis, Santa Clara carried over their momentum from the first match to score another 4-0 win. Brogan and Wong continued their doubles success with an 8-1 win over Nic Amaroli and Tyler Lee, while Kyle Dandan and Nicolas Vinel won their first doubles match of the season versus Hunter Lee and Nick Lopez, 8-3. On the singles side of play, Kells, Brogan, and Pham swept their opponents giving Santa Clara their second 4-0 win of the day.

The Broncos are back in action on January 26 when they travel to Berkeley to take on the Cal Golden Bears at 2 p.m.

Results vs. UC Santa Cruz

Doubles

SCU Brian Brogan / Jay Wong def. UCSC Brian Pybas/Ulrich Capaul 8-4

SCU Andrew Kells / Grant Fleming vs. UCSC Erich Koenig/Ian Stanley DNF 5-4

SCU Tom Pham / Eugene Muchynski def. UCSC Ryan Sass/Parker Larson 8-3

Singles

SCU Wong vs. UCSC Pybas DNF 3-6, 5-3

SCU Kells def. UCSC Koenig 6-3, 6-3

SCU Brogan def. UCSC Chiba 6-1, 6-2

SCU Vinel vs. UCSC Aaron Morrill DNF 7-6, 2-1

SCU Muchynski def. UCSC Sam Rogers 6-0, 6-2

SCU Fleming vs. UCSC Andre Halabi DNF 6-3, 0-2

Results vs. UC Davis Doubles

SCU Dandan/Vinel def. UCD Lopez/H. Lee 8-2

SCU Brogan/Wong def. UCD Amaroli/T. Lee 8-1

SCU Kells/Fleming vs. UCD Aria/Coates DNF 5-3

Singles

SCU Dandan vs. UCD Lopez 6-2, 4-1

SCU Kells def. UCD Aria 6-3, 6-3

SCU Wong vs. UCD Sherbakov DNF 6-3, 3-3

SCU Brogan def. UCD T. Lee 6-2, 6-3

SCU Vinel vs. UCD Coates 6-4, 4-2

SCU Pham def. UCD Horowitz 6-1, 6-2