No. 37 Bronco Men's Tennis Rolls 6-1 Over Weber State; Faces BYU In WCC-Opener Saturday

OGDEN, Utah – The No. 37 Santa Clara Bronco men's tennis team traveled to Utah and took care of business against the Weber State Wildcats, picking up its third win in four matches. With the 6-1 final, Santa Clara improves its record to 5-2 on the season with its only two losses coming to top 25 teams (vs. No. 20 Michigan, at No. 23 Washington).  Santa Clara will battle BYU on Sat., Feb. 9 at 12 pm in the Broncos first WCC match of the year.

In their final match before conference play, the Broncos put on a strong showing against the host Wildcats. 

Coming off a come-from-behind victory over No. 38 Boise State Feb. 2, Santa Clara picked up a big win on the road again. With No. 1 John Lamble resting, sophomore Ilya Osintsev made his second appearance in the top spot, recording a 6-1, 6-4 win.

Matt Kecki took his match in a 7-6, 6-2 final, boosting his record to 7-3. Tom Pham breezed through his opponent 6-1, 6-1, becoming the first Bronco with double-digit wins this season (10-4). Ashot Khacharyan controlled his match 6-0, 6-1 in his first appearance at No. 4 singles.

Tomasz Soltyka, who clinched Santa Clara's win over No. 38 Boise State last weekend, once again battled in three sets but came up just short. Eugene Muchynski prevailed in three sets after dropping the first.

In doubles, the top two teams both won 8-3 to give SCU the point. Each Santa Clara doubles duo was playing together for the first time in a match.

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Position

Santa Clara University

Weber State

Winner

Score

#1 Singles

Ilya Osintsev

Todd Fought

Santa Clara University

6-1, 6-4

#2 Singles

Matt Kecki

Jakub Gewert

Santa Clara University

7-6, 6-2

#3 Singles

Tom Pham

Oliver Good

Santa Clara University

6-1, 6-1

#4 Singles

Ashot Khacharyan

Ciao Poitena

Santa Clara University

6-0, 6-1

#5 Singles

Tomasz Soltyka

Sanjay Goswamy

Weber State

6-2, 2-6, 6-2

#6 Singles

Eugene Muchynski

Ryan Garner

Santa Clara University

2-6, 7-5, 6-3

#1 Doubles

Ilya Osintsev
Matt Kecki

Todd Fought
Sanjay Goswamy

Santa Clara University

8-3

#2 Doubles

Ashot Khacharyan
Tom Pham

Oliver Good
Ciao Poitena

Santa Clara University

8-3

#3 Doubles

Eugene Muchynski
Tomasz Soltyka

Ryan Garner
Anthony Trabert

Weber State

8-5