Kells Wins Battle Of The BaySAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - On Sunday at the Battle of the Bay Classic, Santa Clara sophomore Andrew Kells defeated Stanford's Dennis Lin to win the tournament singles bracket. Kells battled Stanford's top freshman recruit to win in three sets, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
"I'm really proud of how Andrew played today," said Bronco head coach Derek Mills. "Andrew and Dennis played a great match. Both players were serving big, and Andrew was finally able to break Lin in the second and third sets. We had a really nice crowd and it was a fun match to watch."
Kells first defeated Cal's number one seed, Nick Andrews, to go on to face fellow Bronco Jay Wong in the second round. Wong fell to Kells 6-3, 6-1, who then grabbed a victory fourth seeded Walker Kehrer of Stanford (6-4, 6-3).
Freshman Grant Fleming and Tom Pham had solid performances this weekend for the Broncos. Fleming fell to Stanford's top freshman recruit Walker Kehrer 6-3, 6-2 after beating the Golden Bears' Sky Lovill in three sets. Pham dropped his first match to Saint Mary's number one seed Lucas Tirelli 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
SCU entered two teams to compete in the doubles bracket. Sophomores Andrew Kells and Nicolas Vinel defeated Cal's Zach Gilbert and Sky Lovill 8-4 in the first round then fell to Stanford's Walker Kehrer and Dennis Lin 8-5 in the second round. Freshman Nick Buckley and Tom Pham fell in the first round of doubles play to Kehrer and Lin 8-6.
The Broncos are back in action or the last time this fall as they travel this weekend to Moraga, Calif. for the Saint Mary's Gael Classic.