No. 57 Men's Tennis Falls At No. 49 Pepperdine

No. 57 Men's Tennis Falls At No. 49 Pepperdine

The No. 57 Santa Clara men's tennis team, on the road for its fourth straight West Coast Conference match to start the season, lost 4-0 at No. 49 Pepperdine on Tuesday afternoon in Malibu.  The Broncos return to the Mission campus to host Willamette Fri., March 28 at 12 pm.

No. 57 Santa Clara is 10-5 and 2-3 in the WCC. No. 49 Pepperdine is 12-11 and 4-0 in the WCC. 

The Waves started off the match by winning the doubles point by clinching victories at No. 1 and No. 2.  No. 10 Francis Alcanrara and Alex Sarkissian defeated John Lamble and Ilya Osintsev 8-4 at No. 1.  Tom Hill and Pedro Leme defeated Mikhail Khmiadashvilli and Ashot Khacharyan 8-6.

In singles, Pep's No. 3 singles player David Sofaer defeated Khmiadashvilli 6-1, 6-1 as the first singles match clinched.  No. 6 Hill defeated Jesse Ross 6-3, 6-1 as the next match to finish.  Leme, playing No. 5 singles, clinched the match with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Sam Bertram

Singles competition

1. #30 Alex Sarkissian (PEP) vs. John Lamble (SCU) 6-4, 5-3, unfinished

2. Francis Alcantara (PEP) vs. #124 Ilya Osintsev (SCU) 4-6, 4-2, unfinished

3. David Sofaer (PEP) def. M. Khmiadashvilli (SCU) 6-1, 6-1

4. Stefan Menichella (PEP) vs. Ashot Khacharyan (SCU) 5-7, 0-4, unfinished

5. Pedro Leme (PEP) def. Sam Bertram (SCU) 6-2, 7-5

6. Tom Hill (PEP) def. Jesse Ross (SCU) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. #10 Francis Alcantara/Alex Sarkissian (PEP) def. John Lamble/Ilya Osintsev (SCU) 8-4

2. Tom Hill/Pedro Leme (PEP) def. M. Khmiadashvilli/Ashot Khacharyan (SCU) 8-6

3. Rakshay Thakkar/David Sofaer (PEP) vs. Sam Bertram/Michael Tjuatjadarma (SCU) 7-3, unfinished

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