March 23, 2010

Men's Tennis Sweeps Eastern Washington

March 23, 2010

Sweeping doubles and then winning all six singles matches, the No. 43 Santa Clara men's tennis team defeated Eastern Washington 7-0 today at Degheri Tennis Center on a gorgeous sunny afternoon. Win the win, Santa Clara moves to 9-4 and Eastern Washington falls to 5-7. Santa Clara plays UC Riverside, 3-9, on Wed., March 24 at 3 pm at Degheri Tennis Center.

In doubles play vs. Eastern Washington, Santa Clara swept the doubles point with an 8-6 win at No. 1 by Kyle Dandan and Nicolas Vinel; an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles by Brian Brogan and Jay Wong; and another 8-3 victory at No. 3 doubles by Andrew Kells and Grant Fleming.

Playing No. 1 singles, Dandan went up 4-3 in the first set vs. Nico Riego De Dios and held on to win it 6-4. In the second set Dandan continued to play well, winning 6-3.

Falling 6-3 in the first set to Stefan Simikic, Brogan came back strong to win the next two sets at No. 2, 6-1 and 6-3.

Wong defeated his opponent, Fernando Mussolini, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles; Vinel defeated Flavio Malagutti, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 singles; and Tom Pham won easily at No. 6, 6-1, 6-0, vs. Kyle Koetje. At No. 4 singles, Kells defeated Julian Sanchez by winning the tie-breaker in the second set, winning the match 6-2, 7-6.

Singles

1. Kyle Dandan (SCU) def. Nico Riego de Dios (EWU), 6-4, 6-3

2. Brian Brogan (SCU) def. Stefan Simikic (EWU), 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

3. Jay Wong (SCU) def. Fernando Mussolini (EWU), 6-2, 6-2

4. Andrew Kells (SCU) vs. Julian Sanchez (EWU), 6-2, 7-6 "4"

5. Nicolas Vinel (SCU) def. Flavio Malagutti (EWU), 6-1, 6-2

6. Tom Pham (SCU) def. Kyle Koetje (EWU), 6-1, 6-0

Doubles 1. Kyle Dandan and Nicolas Vinel (SCU) def. Mussolini and Sanchez (EWU), 8-6

2. Brian Brogan and Jay Wong (SCU) def. Anderson and Simikic (EWU), 8-3

3. Andrew Kells and Grant Fleming (SCU) def. Nico Riego De Dios and Kyle Koetjc (EWU), 8-3