Bronco Men's Tennis Wins 4-3 Battle Over Furman

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Bronco men's tennis team came through with a big 4-3 victory over Furman University on Wednesday for their second consecutive win and fifth in their last six matches. Santa Clara reached double digit wins on the season and it is now 10-4 overall. The Broncos remain an impressive 7-0 on their home courts and hung tough to secure to the win despite missing several starters.

This weekend, Santa Clara will host University of the Pacific on Saturday at 11 am. The Broncos will welcome Northern Arizona to town on Sunday at 11 am.

"I was so proud of my team today showing the mental toughness to overcome our team missing several starters from today's lineup," said Bronco head coach Derek Mills. "I can't say enough about our focus and determination."

The Broncos got the match started with strong performances from their top two doubles teams. At No. 1, John Lamble and Tom Pham teamed up for an 8-3 win, showing good chemistry in their first match together this season. In the second spot, freshman Ashot Khacharyan and Tomasz Soltyka battled, ultimately picking up the match in a tiebreaker. The doubles point turned out to be the difference maker as the teams split singles, 3-3.

In the singles portion, the Broncos' top three players all played tough and came out with decisive wins. Lamble, ranked No. 66 in the country, turned in a 6-3, 6-3 final which clinched the Broncos' win and moved his winning streak to six games (13-9 overall).

Khacharyan was solid, recording a 6-2, 6-3 victory for his 10th win of the season (10-2 overall). Pham, the shortest member of the Bronco team at 5-5, topped his 6-9 Furman opponent 6-2, 6-3 for his team-leading 15th win of the season.

The Broncos have come through with 4-3 wins in their last two matches and will look to continue their momentum at home with two more key matchups this weekend.

 

 Position

 Santa Clara University

 Furman University

 Winner

 Score

 #1 Singles

 #66 John Lamble

 Andrew Mellow

 Santa Clara University

 6-3, 6-3

 #2 Singles

 Ashot Khacharyan

 Alex Christ

 Santa Clara University

 6-2, 6-3

 #3 Singles

 Tom Pham

 Joel Cook

 Santa Clara University

 6-2, 6-3

 #4 Singles

 Tomasz Soltyka

 Jacob Behal

 Furman University

 7-6, 7-5

 #5 Singles

 Vince Menon

 Matt Browne

 Furman University

 6-0, 6-0

 #6 Singles

 Logan Chun

 Tyler Droll

 Furman University

 6-1, 6-1

 #1 Doubles

 John Lamble
 Tom Pham

 Andrew Mellow
 Joel Cook

 Santa Clara University

 8-3

 #2 Doubles

 Ashot Khacharyan
 Tomasz Soltyka

 Alex Christ
 Matt Browne

 Santa Clara University

 9-8

 #3 Doubles

 Vince Menon
 Logan Chun

 Tyler Droll
 Jacob Behal

 Furman University

 8-2