By Rico Chow, '12
Santa Clara, Calif. - The Bronco men's tennis team played 13 singles matches in ITA Northwest Regional Tournament at Stanford University on Fri., Oct.15. The Broncos started off well with five singles victories in the Round of 128. Last year's No. 1 singles player, Kyle Dandan and the blue chip recruit freshman John Lamble had a great start in the singles tournament. Each player won two matches to proceed to Round 32.
Dandan won comfortably against Tomasz Kryzskowski from University of the Pacific (6-2, 6-3) and then Tommie Murphy from California (6-2, 6-2).
Lamble had the only victory against a seeded player for the Broncos. He had a solid game against Bryan Thorp from the WCC rival, University of Portland (7-5, 6-0).
They are both going to play against seeded players from No. 9 Stanford on Saturday afternoon and the matches are expected to be exciting.
ITA men's singles consolation and doubles matches will begin on Saturday.
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Results on Friday, October 15.
ITA Men's Singles -- Round of 128
SCU John Lamble def. POR Bryan Thorp [seeded] 7-5;6-0
SCU Nico Vinel def. ST Ted Kelly 6-2;6-1
SCU Kyle Dandan [seeded] def. PAC TomaszKryzskowski 6-2;6-3
CAL Ben McLachlan [seeded] def. SCU Keith Kamono 6-2;6-0
SCU Tom Pham def. ST Walker Kehrer 7-5;3-0 Retired (inj)
SCU Maxime Armengaud def. DAV Josh Albert 6-2;6-1
ITA Men's Singles -- Round of 64
SCU John Lamble def. OR Robin Cambier 6-1;6-2
PAC Artem Gramma [seeded] def. SCU Eugene Muchynski 6-4;7-6(4)
OR Alex Ravello [seeded] def. SCU Nico Vinel 6-1;6-1
SCU Kyle Dandan [seeded] def. CAL Tommie Murphy 6-2;6-2
CAL Nick Andrews [seeded] def. SCU Tom Pham 6-4;7-5
ST Alex Clayton [seeded] def. SCU Maxime Armengaud 7-6(4);6-3
Coming Match Schedule on Saturday, October 16
ITA Men' Singles -- Round of 32
- SCU John Lamble vs. ST Ryan Thacher [seeded] Sat. 2:15PM
- SCU Kyle Dandan [seeded] vs. ST Denis Lin [seeded] Sat. 2:30PM
ITA Men's Singles Consolation
- SCU Keith Kamono vs. GON Muzeen Ismath Sat. 1PM
- SCU Eugene Muchynski vs.
Winner of UW Martin KIldahl vs. CAL Sky Lovill Sat. 1PM
Men's Doubles Round of 64