April 6, 2014

No. 67 Men's Tennis Tops BYU on Saturday; Falls to No. 55 USD on Friday

Check out the highlights from this weekend.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The No. 67 men's tennis team split a pair of WCC matches this weekend, defeating BYU handily in a 6-1 final on Saturday and falling to USD, 4-0, on Friday. In the BYU match, John Lamble picked up his 16th victory of the season and his 76th career win, moving him into second place for all-time singles wins. 

In their next match, the Broncos will host No. 27 University of Oregon on Wed., Apr. 9 at 3pm.

Santa Clara is 12-5 and 3-3 in the WCC. The team is 9-2 at home, 2-3 on the road and 1-0 at neutral sites.

Against BYU on Saturday, Santa Clara got back to its winning ways with a terrific team effort. The Broncos were firing on all cylinders up and down the lineup, and sent BYU packing with a resounding victory.

In doubles, Lamble and Ilya Osintsev were 8-5 winners at No. 1. The duo has been a model of consistency this season with a 12-1 record, all in the top position.

The righty-lefty tandem has won 18 of 20 matches including fall play, and Lamble and Osintsev are 17-1 in their last 18 dual matches dating back to the end of last season. They have 34 total victories across their Santa Clara doubles career together, which is the second-most victories by one team in program history.

BYU grabbed the No. 2 match, 8-2, and the doubles point came down to the No. 3 spot. Sam Bertram and Michael Tjuatjadarma came through in the deciding contest with a solid 8-4 victory, clinching the Broncos' doubles win and improving their record to 2-0.

With one point on the board, Santa Clara went to work in singles. Lamble demolished his opponent, who was ranked No. 122 in the country, in a 6-1, 6-1 drubbing. The senior is 9-1 during the regular season and 16-4 including the fall. For his career, the Saratoga, Calif. native is an exceptional 76-35 overall, and with Saturday's win he broke a tie with Francisco Zepponi for second-most wins in program history.

Osintsev picked up a solid 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 2. The lefty had his perfect record snapped against San Diego, but rebounded against BYU for his 10th win of the season. His overall record is 13-2 and he is 10-1 in dual matches.

Ashot Khacharyan went to three sets but pulled out the win, triumphing 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (4) for his 10th dual victory of the season (12-5 overall). Mikheil Khmiadashvili made quick work of his opponent at No. 4, cruising to a 6-0, 6-2 final. It marked Khmiadashvili's 10th win of the season as well.

Sam Bertram took down his opponent in a hard-fought match. The Aussie came out on top in a 7-5, 7-6 (10) battle for his 7th dual match win and 10th overall victory. At No. 6, Michael Tjuatjadarma fell 6-2, 6-2.

On Friday, the Toreros defeated the Broncos 4-0 in a rain-delayed match. The teams started off with singles due to the weather, and San Diego struck first with a 6-2, 6-2 win in the fifth position. The rest of the matches were tightly contested, but the Toreros were able to pick up No. 2 singles in three sets and No. 4 and No. 6 singles in close two-set finals.

Check back on SantaClaraBroncos.com for more on this weekend's matches as the Broncos look to move up the WCC standings. Stay up to date with Santa Clara men's tennis on Facebook and Twitter @SCUmtennis. Go Broncos!

 

Position

 Santa Clara University

 Brigham Young University

 Winner

 Score

 #1 Singles

 John Lamble

 #122 Francis Sargeant

 Santa Clara University

 6-1, 6-1

 #2 Singles

 #124 Ilya Osintsev

 Jeremy Bourgeois

 Santa Clara University

 6-3, 6-3

 #3 Singles

 Ashot Khacharyan

 Matt Pearce

 Santa Clara University

 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(4)

 #4 Singles

 Mikheil Khmiadashvili

 Robin Pfister

 Santa Clara University

 6-0, 6-2

 #5 Singles

 Sam Bertram

 Aidan Carrazedo

 Santa Clara University

 7-5, 7-6(10)

 #6 Singles

 Michael Tjuatjadarma

 Jacob Sullivan

 Brigham Young University

 6-2, 6-2

 #1 Doubles

 Ilya Osintsev 
 John Lamble

 Andrey Goryachkov 
 Robin Pfister

 Santa Clara University

 8-5

 #2 Doubles

 Ashot Khacharyan 
 Mikheil Khmiadashvili

 Matt Pearce 
 Francis Sargeant

 Brigham Young University

 8-2

 #3 Doubles

 Michael Tjuatjadarma 
 Sam Bertram

 Jeremy Bourgeois 
 Jacob Sullivan

 Santa Clara University

 8-4

 
 

Position

 University of San Diego

 Santa Clara University

 Winner

 Score

 #1 Singles

 #49 Clarke Spinosa

 John Lamble

 Unfinished

 7-5, 2-6, 2-1

 #2 Singles

 Uros Petronijevic

 #124 Ilya Osintsev

 University of San Diego

 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

 #3 Singles

 Romain Kalaydjian

 Ashot Khacharyan

 Unfinished

 6-4, 5-7, 2-4

 #4 Singles

 Filip Vittek

 Mikheil Khmiadashvili

 University of San Diego

 7-5, 6-3

 #5 Singles

 Ciaran Fitzgerald

 Sam Bertram

 University of San Diego

 6-2, 6-2

 #6 Singles

 Andrew Raphaelson

 Michael Tjuatjadarma

 University of San Diego

 6-3, 7-6(5)

 #1 Doubles

 #46Filip Vittek 
 Clarke Spinosa

 Ilya Osintsev 
 John Lamble

 Unfinished

 

 #2 Doubles

 Romain Kalaydjian 
 Uros Petronijevic

 Ashot Khacharyan 
 Mikheil Khmiadashvili

 Unfinished

 

 #3 Doubles

 Ciaran Fitzgerald 
 Andrew Raphaelson

 Michael Tjuatjadarma 
 Sam Bertram

 Unfinished