Men's Tennis Continues at Bronco Classic

Oct. 9, 2004

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University men's tennis program continued action at the SCU Bronco Classic today, with matches being played at both the Degheri Tennis Center and the Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club. More than 80 participants from 13 West Region teams are participating in this weekend tournament, which continues through Sunday afternoon.

In the main draw, Broncos Ben Hidalgo and Bobby Rasmussen advanced to the semifinals with an 8-1 win over Pacific's Tyler Black and Stephan Conching. The SCU duo will take to the courts at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Bronco senior Eric Kochanski also advanced, and will compete in the Flight B singles consolation final on Sunday morning, taking on Black at 11:30 a.m.

Players are competing in three singles and two doubles flights, and consolation brackets are also included. Main draw doubles semifinal matches will start at 8 a.m., with the championship contests following at 9:30 a.m. Championship matches in Flight A and B singles begin at 11:30 a.m. with the Flight C final following at Noon.

Santa Clara results are below, and complete results can be found at tennisinformation.com.

Singles, Flight A, Quarterfinal
(2) Avi Salomon (UNLV) def. Jan Macek (SCU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Consolation Singles, Flight A, Quarterfinal
Francisco Zepponi (SCU) def. Joel Kielbowicz (UNLV) 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (10-3)

Consolation Singles, Flight A, Semifinal
Elad Stern (UCSB) def. Francisco Zepponi (SCU) 6-1, 6-2

Consolation Singles, Flight B, Quarterfinal
Eric Kochanski (SCU) def. Stephan Conching (PAC) 6-1, 6-2
Bobby Rasmussen (SCU) def. Rafael Stupka (NEV) 6-4, 6-0
Eric Pickard (ORE) def. Ben Hidalgo (SCU) 6-3, 6-4

Consolation Singles, Flight B, Semifinal
Tyler Black (PAC) def. Bobby Rasmussen (SCU) 6-2, 6-2
Eric Kochanski (SCU) def. Eric Pickard (ORE) 6-7 (5), 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)

Singles, Flight C, Quarterfinal
Carlos Malet (LMU) def. (1) A.J. Kerin (SCU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Consolation Singles, Flight C, Quarterfinal
Bastian Bartels (UCD) def. Chris Iwamura (SCU) 7-6 (5), 6-3

Consolation Singles, Round Robin
Purav Raja (LMU) def. Tyler Wilson (SCU) 6-1, 6-2
Tyler Wilson (SCU) def. Max Volger (NEV) 8-5

Consolation Doubles, Flight A, Round of 16
Nakahara/Pettit (CAL) def. Kochanski/Zepponi (SCU) 8-4
Kielbowicz/Massaro (UNLV) def. Kerin/Macek (SCU) 9-8 (9)

Doubles, Flight B, Quarterfinal
Cicenas/Male (LMU)) def. Iwamura/Wilson (SCU) 8-6
Hidalgo/Rasmussen (SCU) def. Black/Conching (PAC) 8-1

Sunday Bronco Times
Hidalgo/Rasmussen, 8 a.m.
Zepponi/Kochanski, 9 a.m.
Chris Iwamura, 10:30 a.m.
Eric Kochanski, 11:30 a.m.