April 20, 2008

Men's Tennis Concludes Season with Loss at WCC Championships to Gonzaga

April 20, 2008

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara men's tennis team concluded their 2008 season with 4-2 loss to Gonzaga in the third round consolation bracket of the WCC Championships.

The day began with Gonzaga getting the first win at the No. 2 position in doubles. The Broncos Jay Wong and Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong answered the Bulldogs back with a win at the No. 1 spot over Stefan Feddersen and Zack Radetzky, 8-4. At the No. 3 spot, Charlie Burke and Senthil Chidambaram gave the Broncos the doubles point with a 9-8 win over Gonzaga's Logan Napolsky and Roman Dojack.

In singles, the Bulldogs picked up two early points over the Broncos at the No. 4 and No. 5 spots. Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong responded with Santa Clara's second point of the day, to tie Gonzaga at two. Hirakawa-Wong defeated the Bulldogs Roman Dojack, 6-4, 6-2, at the No. 2 position.

The Broncos could not take the lead and fell at the No. 3 and No. 6 spots to give Gonzaga the win. With the loss, Santa Clara finished their season in eighth place in the West Coast Conference.

Doubles
No. 1 SCU Jay Wong/Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong d. GON Stefan Feddersen/Zach Radetzky 8-4
No. 2 GON Conor Feeney/Cooper Fratt d. SCU John Iwanski/Justin Wong 8-1
No. 3 SCU Charlie Burke/Senthil Chidambaram d. GON Logan Napolsky/Roman Dojcak 9-8

Singles
No. 1 GON Stefan Feddersen vs. SCU Jay Wong 4-6, 5-2 DNF
No. 2 SCU Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong d. GON Roman Dojcak 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 GON Conor Feeney d. SCU Senthil Chidambaram 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 GON Zack Radetzky d. SCU Charlie Burke 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 GON Cooper Fratt )GON) d. SCU Justin Wong 6-3, 6-0
No. 6 GON Charles Adams d. SCU John Iwanski 6-4, 6-1