Men's Tennis Finishes Runner-Up At WCC Tournament
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Bronco men's tennis team took on No. 1 seeded Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference championship match. Despite a great run throughout the weekend, the Waves defeated SCU 4-1 to win the WCC title. Santa Clara exits the tournament at 18-7 on the season, 5-2 in WCC contests.
The Broncos had a difficult time getting things going on Sunday on the doubles side of play. At No. 1 doubles, Brian Brogan and Jay Wong fell to Pepperdine's Bassam Beidas and Alex Llompart, 8-3. Kyle Dandan and Grant Fleming evened things up at the No. 3 spot with a 8-4 victory over Sebastian Fanselow and Alejandro Moreno. However, SCU was edged out of the doubles point as Andrew Kells and Nicolas Vinel fell to Finn Tearney and Hugh Clarke, 8-5.
Santa Clara worked to come back in singles action as Tom Pham grabbed a win at the No. 6 position to keep SCU in the match. Pham defeated the Waves' Danny Moss 6-1, 6-2. Despite a strong effort the Broncos were edged out in the end as Brogan and Wong fell at No. 1 and 3 singles, respectively.
SCU finishes this season having earned it best overall record and best conference tournament performance since the 2000-2001 season.
#1 PEPPERDINE def. #2 SANTA CLARA, 4-1
Beidas-Llompart, PEP def. Brogan-Wong, SCU - 8-3 (1)
Tearney-Clarke, PEP def. Kells-Vinel, SCU - 8-5 (3)
Dandan-Fleming, SCU def. Fanselow-Moreno, PEP - 8-4 (2)
Bassam Beidas, PEP def. Brian Brogan, SCU - 6-3, 6-1 (4)
Sebastian Fanselow, PEP vs. Kyle Dandan, SCU - suspended
Finn Tearney, PEP def. Jay Wong, SCU - 6-3, 6-2 (3)
Alex Llompart, PEP vs. Andrew Kells, SCU - suspended
Mousheg Hovhannisyan, PEP def. Nicolas Vinel, SCU - 6-3, 6-0 (1)
Tom Pham, SCU def. Danny Moss, PEP - 6-1, 6-2 (2)
(order of finish)