April 19, 2009

Broncos Fall in Final Two Rounds of WCC Tournament

April 19, 2009

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - In days two and three of the West Coast Conference tournament, the Bronco men's tennis team fell to Saint Mary's and Gonzaga. On Saturday, the fourth seeded Gaels swept SCU 4-0. Sunday morning was a similar story, as Santa Clara fell 4-1 to the sixth seeded Bulldogs. The Broncos finished out the WCC season with a 4-14 overall record, going 0-6 in conference matches.

The Broncos got off to a rough start in doubles. Stefan Feddersen and Connor Fenney edged out Santa Clara's Jay Wong and Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong in a 8-5 loss. The Bulldogs earned the doubles point with a 8-6 win from Roman Dojack and Scott Sullivan over Tommy Hicks and Kyle Dandan

Senior Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong grabbed a decisive win in singles play over Gonzaga's Conor Fenney, 6-1, 6-2, to give the Broncos their only point of the day. Junior Jay Wong played a noteworthy singles match versus the Zags' Stefan Feddersen. Wong forced his first set into a tiebreak point but was edged out in a 7-6, 6-3 loss.

Saint Mary's College 4, Sanat Clara University 0

Doubles competition

1. Maxime Olivan/Lucas Tirelli (SMC) vs. Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong / Jay Wong (SCU) unfinished

2. Sherif Hamdy/Achim Christner (SMC) def. Kyle Dandan / Tommy Hicks (SCU) 8-5

3. Gerald Elison/Gavin Leon (SMC) def. John Iwanski / Charlie Burke (SCU) 8-3

Singles competition

1. Lucas Tirelli (SMC) vs. Jay Wong (SCU) unfinished

2. Achim Christner (SMC) vs. Kyle Dandan (SCU) unfinished

3. Maxime Olivan (SMC) def. Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong (SCU) 6-4, 6-4

4. Gavin Leon (SMC) vs. Tommy Hicks (SCU) unfinished

5. Andrea Zannoni (SMC) def. Charlie Burke (SCU) 6-4, 6-0

6. Yousse El Bouzkouri (SMC) def. John Iwanski (SCU) 6-3, 6-1

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY 4, Santa Clara University 1

Doubles competition:

1. Stefan Feddersen/Conor Feeney (GON) def. Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong / Jay Wong (SCU) 8-5

2. Roman Dojcak/Scott Sullivan (GON) def. Kyle Dandan / Tommy Hicks (SCU) 8-6

3. Tomasz Falkowski/Jake Davis (GON) vs. John Iwanski / Charlie Nurke (SCU) unfinished

Singles competition:

1. Stefan Feddersen (GON) def. Jay Wong (SCU) 7-6, 6-3

2. Roman Dojcak (GON) vs. Kyle Dandan (SCU) unfinished

3. Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong (SCU) def. Conor Feeney (GON) 6-1, 6-2

4. Jake Davis (GON) vs. Tommy Hicks (SCU) unfinished

5. Scott Sullivan (GON) def. Charlie Burke (SCU) 6-3, 6-3

6. Zach Peach (GON) def. John Iwanski (SCU) 6-3, 6-2