Santa Clara Drops Close Match To USF, 4-3

Santa Clara Drops Close Match To USF, 4-3

April 3, 2010

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The doubles point turned out to be the difference as the No. 53 Santa Clara men's tennis team dropped a heartbreaker today, 4-3, to conference foe San Francisco.

Sophomores Kyle Dandan and Nicolas Vinel were victorious at No. 2 doubles over Ola Bakke and William Schumacher, defeating the Don pair 8-3, but it was the only win in doubles the Broncos were able to get.

In singles action, senior Brian Brogan defeated Einar Hart in straight sets in No. 2 singles, two and one. Senior Jay Wong won as well at the No. 3 position, beating Asaf Cohen, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

Vinel made sure he did all he could for Santa Clara, winning his No. 4 singles match after winning in doubles by coming from behind to overtake Bakke, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

The Broncos return to the court tomorrow to take on a tough West Coast Conference opponent. First serve at the Degheri Tennis Center against Gonzaga will be at noon.

San Francisco 4, No. 53 Santa Clara 3
Degheri Tennis Center - April 3, 2010
Santa Clara, Calif.

1) Thai Tu (USF) d. Kyle Dandan (SCU), 6-0, 6-3
2) Brian Brogan (SCU) d. Einar Hart (USF), 6-2, 6-1
3) Jay Wong (SCU) d. Asaf Cohen (USF), 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
4) Nicolas Vinel (SCU) d. Ola Bakke, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
5) Mark DeCastro (USF) d. Tom Pham (SCU), 6-7, 7-5, 6-2
6) William Schumacher (USF) d. Grant Fleming (SCU), 6-4, 6-3

1) Tu/Cohen (USF) d. Brogan/Wong (SCU), 8- 6
2) Dandan/Vinel (SCU) d. Bakke/Schumacher (USF), 8-3
3) Hart/DeCastro (USF) d. Fleming/Andrew Kells (SCU), 8-4

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