Dec. 22, 2006
Fall Quarter Concludes, Season Just Around Corner...
As final examinations concluded, the Broncos packed their bags with much relief as the fall quarter concluded and the much-anticipated winter break began. A four week holiday commenced, free of homework and studying, yet still consisting of continued practice, competition and preparation for the upcoming season.
The 2007 schedule begins in San Diego on January 13-14 as the Broncos will face San Diego State and Arizona State in a flighted round-robin event also known as a 'hidden dual'. Santa Clara then returns to campus to host their traditional doubleheader opener against UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis. This will be the first 2 of 16 home matches on the season highlighted by nationally-ranked programs such as Boise State, Hawaii, Oregon, UC Santa Barbara, BYU, Montana State and Harvard. A sampling of the Broncos' road constests include match-ups against Pac-10 teams Cal, Stanford, Arizona State and Arizona, defending national champion and conference foe Pepperdine and the WCC Championships at the University of San Diego. All in all, the Broncos will compete in 28 dual matches with their sights set on a national team ranking, earning a spot in the conference final and advancing to the NCAA regional championships in May. We invite you to join us for an exciting season at home with the Hecklers on the Hill (our official fan club) or travel with the Broncos on the road to San Diego, Arizona or San Luis Obispo. Other special events include Bronco Tennis Alumni Day (March 31 vs. Harvard) and the Bronco Pro-Am Invitational. Should you be interested in assisting with the planning of these events, please contact the men's tennis office. We'd love your passionate support as extra helping hands go a long way. Until next time, Happy Holidays to all and best wishes for the New Year. Go Broncos!
Bronco Wedding Bells...
Coach George Husack with wife Kristina Bass and the wedding party on November 3rd. The "Pit Bull", George Husack Sr. was best man, while former coach Sean Burns was emcee during the reception.
Save The Dates...
Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Bronco Tennis Alumni Day on Saturday, March 31. A round-robin competition and special lunch will take place prior to the Bronco match against Harvard at 3pm. The 10th annual Bronco Pro-Am is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at 2pm. Come play with current and former Broncos, family, friends and fans of SCU men's tennis.
Broncos At Pebble Beach...
The Broncos made their third consecutive trip to the Spanish Bay Tennis Club at Pebble Beach and participated in a pro-am event hosted by former Bronco and current Director of Tennis, Marc Moran (1990). The competition consisted of round-robin pool play, a semifinal round and championship match. Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong partnered with Clancy D'Angelo and defeated Brian Brogan and Alan Rosenthal in the pro-am final. Funds generated from the event were graciously donated to the Broncos. Many thanks to Marc, the Pebble Beach Company and the Spanish By club members for their support of SCU men's tennis.
Pump It Up Broncos...
The Broncos have hooked up again with strength coaches Brien Shamp and Mike Salemi for another season of conditioning and weight training. Brien and Mike joined the coaching staff last season and introduced new elements relating to flexibility, power, speed, agility and a healthy diet.
This season's focus has been to surpass last year's accomplishments, as well as blend in creative workouts such as sled pulls, SUV pushes and running stairs with sandbags. The Broncos have also visited Brien's workout facility in San Carlos, the Optimal Fitness Center. OFC offers state-of-the-art technology and equipment and proven programs for weight management, rehabilitation, stress reduction and athletic performance. Visit OFC at www.optimalfitnesscenter.com or call them at 650-654-4604.
Gernot Fischer '04 is currently living in Birmingham, England together with girlfriend and Santa Clara alumnus Shanima O'Brien '05...they are both pursuing a master's degree in international business at Aston University...Lars Nelson '00 was spotted spinning his wife Ali at the Lionel Richie concert on Hollywood Blvd last month...John Vest '00 is the Director of Tennis for Lifetime Tennis in Pleasanton, Calif...former team manager Stephan Vernaelde '05 married Christina Steeley on September 30th...Bronco birthdays in November and December include former coach Brett Masi (Nov 2), Eric Kochanski '05 (Nov 8), John Vest '00 (Nov 11), Brian Brogan '09 (Dec 4), Joe Galbraith '10 (Dec 12), Jan Macek '06 (Dec 20) and Aneal Vallurupalli '09 (Dec 26).
Silver Racquet Club Honor Roll...
The honor roll grew from 6 to 20 memberships since the last Netscoop resulting in a 131% increase in funds raised. Many thanks to all new & current members!
Total SRC Support (as of 12/15/06): $8,850.00
SRC Support (as of last Netscoop): $3,825.00
SRC Funding Increase: $5,025.00
Bronco Grand Slam Members
Jim (1983) & Cristin Laccabue
Pebble Beach Company
Scott (1982) & Nora Ritchey
Bronco Grand Prix Members
Chris (1990) & Kathryn Eppright
John (1975) & Aida (1977) Galbraith
David & Anne Hicks (son Tommy, 2009)
Joseph (1970) & Susan (1976) McCarthy
Bronco Challenger Members
David & Annie Bell (1972)
Erich Chen (2004)
Gerald & Seiko Lu (son David, 1991)
Scott (2000) & Katrina Watters
Tony Ventura (MBA, 1970)
Dave P. Zahn (1994)
Bronco Satellite Members
Matt & Jan Fick
Alan C. Freeland (son Ben, 1995)
Annie M. Husack
John & April King
Joseph M. Lucero
Richard Snyder (son Jeff, 1996)