April 19, 2008
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara men's tennis team fell in the first round of the WCC Championships to No. 14 Pepperdine, 4-0. The No. 8 seed Broncos faced the No. 1 seed Waves in the first match of the day.
The rules of the tournament designate that players do not continue to compete once a team reaches two points in doubles and a total of four points overall.
The day began with doubles, where Pepperdine earned the point after winning at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, and the match at the No. 3 position did not finish.
In singles, Senthil Chidambaram fell to the Waves Omar Altmann, 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 3 spot, followed by losses at the No. 4 and No. 6 positions.
The matches at the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5 spots did not finish, in accordance with tournament rules.
Santa Clara will face Loyola Marymount, who dropped their match 4-0 to University of San Francisco, on Saturday April 19, at 9:00 a.m. in the Consolation Round.
No. 1 PEP Omar Altmann/Andre Begemann d. SCU Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong/Jay Wong 8-3
No. 2 PEP Bassam Beidas/Alex Moreno d. SCU John Iwanski/Justin Wong 8-2
No. 3 PEP Brian Brogan/Mahmoud Kamel d. SCU Charlie Burke/Senthil Chidambaram 6-3 DNF
No. 1 PEP #9 Andre Begemann d. SCU Jay Wong 6-4, 5-0 DNF
No. 2 PEP #32 Bassam Beidas d. SCU Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong 6-3, 3-5 DNF
No. 3 PEP Omar Altmann d. SCU Senthil Chidambaram 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 PEP Mahmoud Kamel d. SCU Charlie Burke 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 PEP Alex Moreno d. SCU Justin Wong 6-2, 4-0 DNF
No. 6 PEP B rian Brogan d. SCU John Iwanski 6-0, 6-0