No. 31 Broncos Fall to No. 7 Pepperdine

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Coming off a 6-1 victory over LMU, No. 31 Santa Clara (15-4; 2-1) dropped its first West Coast Conference match of the year to No. 7 Pepperdine 6-1. Despite the loss, freshman Ilya Osintsev shined on the individual level. Osintsev accounted for both Santa Clara victories.

In singles, No. 7 Pepperdine used its three top-75 ITA ranked singles players to pick up five wins in singles play. In the No. 5 spot, Osintsev downed Jensen Turner in straight sets to avoid the singles sweep.

Although Pepperdine picked up two doubles victories, Osintsev and sophomore John Lamble teamed up for a 7-5 victory over a ranked opponent. Lamble and Osintsev upset No. 2 Alex Llompart and Finn Tearney 7-5.

The Broncos battle USF this Wed., Apr. 4 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif. then return home to battle Cal Poly on Sat., Apr. 7 at 10 a.m.

 
 

 Pepperdine

 Santa Clara University

 Winner

 Score

 #1 Singles

 #9 Sebastian Fanselow

 #111 Kyle Dandan

 Pepperdine

 6-1, 6-1

 #2 Singles

 #16 Finn Tearney

 John Lamble

 Pepperdine

 6-0, 2-6, 6-1

 #3 Singles

 Alex Llompart

 Nicolas Vinel

 Pepperdine

 6-2, 6-1

 #4 Singles

 #72 Mousheg Hovhannisyan

 Tom Pham

 Pepperdine

 6-3, 6-2

 #5 Singles

 Jenson Turner

 Ilya Osintsev

 Santa Clara University

 7-5, 6-3

 #6 Singles

 Hugh Clarke

 Eugene Muchynski

 Pepperdine

 6-4, 6-2

 #1 Doubles

 #2Alex Llompart 
 Finn Tearney

 Ilya Osintsev 
 John Lamble

 Santa Clara University

 5-7

 #2 Doubles

 Sebastian Fanselow 
 Jenson Turner

 Kyle Dandan 
 Tom Pham

 Pepperdine

 8-5

 #3 Doubles

 Hugh Clarke 
 David Sofaer

 Eugene Muchynski 
 Nicolas Vinel

 Pepperdine

 8-6

 

Match Notes:

Santa Clara 15-4, 2-1 WCC; National ranking #31

Pepperdine 13-6, 2-0 WCC; National ranking #7

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,4,6,3,5,2)