Men's Tennis Grabs Big Win Over No. 74 UNLV

Feb. 14, 2010

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - On Sunday afternoon, the Santa Clara men's tennis team closed out its Las Vegas road trip with a down to the wire 4-3 victory over #74 UNLV. With this second consecutive win the Broncos improve to 5-2 on the season.

The match started off in a battle for the doubles point. SCU's Kyle Dandan and Nicolas Vinel came out on top in the No. 1 doubles position with a 9-8 (11-9) win over UNLV's Mehdi Bouras and Luca Barlocchi. The Broncos were able to seal the doubles point with a strong 8-5 performance from Brian Brogan and Jay Wong over Attila Toth and Matthew Kunkel.

"Kyle and Nicolas got a huge win for us at the No. 1 doubles position," said Santa Clara head coach Derek Mills. "They were able to win in a tie breaker and give us some momentum for the rest of the match. It was great to get a big win against a nationally ranked team on the road. I'm really proud of our guys."

Despite the 1-0 advantage heading into singles play, the battle for big points did not lighten up. Dandan just fell short at the No. 1 position versus the Rebels' Bouras, falling 6-4, 6-4. The Broncos were able to weather the challenge and take three big sets to win the match. Andrew Kells, Vinel, and Pham grabbed tough wins the No. 3, 5, and 6 positions to give the Broncos the final 4-3 victory.

Santa Clara will be back in action looking to extend its win streak next weekend, on Feb. 20, at Sonoma State.


Singles competition

1. Mehdi Bouras (UNLV) def. Kyle Dandan (SC) 6-4, 6-4

2. #102 Luca Barlocchi (UNLV) def. Brian Brogan (SC) 6-3, 4-

6, 1-0 (10-7)

3. Andrew Kells (SC) def. Johannes Markel (UNLV) 6-3, 6-3

4. Attila Toth (UNLV) def. Jay Wong (SC) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

5. Nicolas Vinel (SC) def. Bernard Schoeman (UNLV) 6-4, 6-4

6. Tom Pham (SC) def. Kasper Konyves (UNLV) 6-3, 7-5

Doubles competition

1. Dandan/Vinel (SC) def. Bouras/Barlocchi (UNLV) 9-8 (11-9)

2. Brogan/Wong (SC) def. Toth/Matthew Kunkel (UNLV) 8-5

3. Markel/Schoeman (UNLV) def. Kells/Grant Fleming (SC) 9-8 (7-3)