March 6, 2010

Men's Tennis Falls To Nebraska 6-1

March 6, 2010

TUCSON, Ariz. - This afternoon the Santa Clara men's tennis team fell to Big 12 opponent Nebraska 6-1 in the final match of its Arizona road trip. The Broncos are now 7-4 on the season with the loss.

The match started off with a fight for the doubles point where Brian Brogan and Jay Wong defeated Nebraska's Christopher Aumueller and Andre Stenger in decisive fashion at the No. 2 spot 8-2. Andrew Kells and Grant Fleming followed up with an strong performance at the No. 3 position as the duo took on Benedikt Lindheim and Francios Van Impe of Nebraska. Kells and Fleming were able to force the match into a tie breaker, but could not hold on in the end, falling 9-8(7).

The Broncos struggled to build any momentum versus the Huskers, but a bright spot was found at the No. 3 singles position where Jay Wong grabbed a point in two strong sets. Wong faced Nebraska's David Bendheim and gave an outstanding performance with a strong 6-2, 6-4 victory.

Santa Clara will be on a week-long break before taking the court again at home on March 14 versus UAB at the Degheri Tennis Center. This match begins a seven-match, month-long home stand for the Broncos.

Nebraska 6, Santa Clara 1

Doubles

NEB Bendheim/Paar def. SCU Dandan/Vinel 8-4

SCU Brogan/Wong def. NEB Aumueller/Stenger 8-2

NEB Lindheim/Van Impe def. SCU Kells/Fleming 9-8(7)

Singles

NEB Christopher Aumueller def. SCU Kyle Dandan 2-6, 6-1, 7-5

NEB Calin Paar def. SCU Brian Brogan 6-0, 3-6, 7-6(4)

SCU Jay Wong def. NEB David Bendheim 6-2, 6-4

NEB Fancios Van Impe def. SCU Andrew Kells 6-3, 6-3

NEB Andre Stenger def. SCU Nicolas Vinel 6-3, 6-7, 7-6(6)

NED Benedikt Lindheim def. SCU Tom Pham 6-0, 6-0