March 2, 2008

Men's Tennis Drops Tough One to Saint Mary's

March 2, 2008

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara men's tennis team fell 6-1 to Saint Mary's in another tough conference match. In doubles, the Broncos Steven Benvenuto and Jay Wong won 8-5 at the No. 1 position over the Gaels Gerald Ellison and Andrea Zannino; however Santa Clara could not pull out the doubles point with losses in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots.

Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong earned the only singles victory and point of the day with a win at the No. 4 position. Hirakawa-Wong defeated Saint Mary's Achim Christner 6-3, 6-3.

The Broncos return to the court on Sunday March 9, when they host Sacramento State at the Degheri Tennis Center.

Doubles
No. 1 SCU Steven Benvenuto/Jay Wong d. SMC Gerald Ellison/Andrea Zannino 8-5
No. 2 SMC Achim Christner/Marek Dvorak d. SCU Senthil Chidambaram/Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong 8-6
No. 3 SMC Youssef El Bouzkouri/Lucas Tirelli d. SCU John Iwanski/Justin Wong 8-3

Singles
No. 1 SMC Joel Kusnierz d. SCU Jay Wong 6-4, 6-7 (11-9)
No. 2 SMC Marek Dvorak d. SCU Steven Benvenuto 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 SMC Andrea Zannoni d. SCU Senthil Chidambaram 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 SCU Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong d. SMC Achim Christner 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 SMC Youssef El Bouzkouri d. SCU John Iwanski 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 SMC Gerald Ellison d. SCU Justin Wong 6-2, 6-2