2014-15 Santa Clara Men's Tennis News

May 6, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 6, 2015 (Celebrity Golf Edition)
Santa Clara Athletics hosted the second annual SCU Celebrity Golf Tournament Monday, May 4 at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park, Calif. The tournament benefitted Santa Clara Athletics and the Bronco Bench Foundation. EYEBRONCO reporters Nici Gilday and Jared Brownridge took this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap out to the links to catch up with the celebrity field. Take a look at interviews with Steve Nash '95, Jerry Rice, Randy Winn '96, Jose Vizcaino, Dwight Clark, Dan Jansen, Ronnie Lott, JT Snow, Shawn Estes, Lloyd Pierce '98, Stuart Holden and many more in this EYEBRONCO production!

May 4, 2015
Men’s Tennis Welcomes Back Broncos for Alumni Day
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Reliving their glory days and reconnecting with old friends, several members of the Santa Clara men’ tennis team, both past and present, gathered together on Saturday for an eventful alumni day celebration full of festivities.

April 28, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 28, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you caught up on Bronco sports. Last week featured a number of championship events with five Bronco sports competing for titles. Additionally, Sunday marked a special event with the 10th anniversary of baseball’s Stephen Schott Stadium. This episode begins with the Bronco baseball team.

April 28, 2015
Men’s Tennis Set to Welcome Six Additions
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Looking ahead to next season, the roster for Santa Clara’s men’s tennis team will be fresh with plenty of new faces. The Broncos have added six new student-athletes to their roster, including a number of highly touted recruits that either hold four star, five star, or Blue Chip marks.

April 24, 2015
Men’s Tennis Season in Review: Broncos Finish Strong
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Wrapping up another season of high-octane tennis competing against a number of quality opponents, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team finished the 2014-15 campaign with nine team victories, a couple of upsets over ranked opponents, and a number of individual accolades.

April 22, 2015
Postseason Run for Men's Tennis Cut Short
SANTA CLARA, Calif. —The Santa Clara men’s tennis team dropped its first round match at the conference championships against Gonzaga University by a score of 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon, effectively ending the 2014-15 campaign for the Broncos.

April 21, 2015
Four Broncos Take Home Postseason Awards
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - On Tuesday, the West Coast Conference announced the winners of the men’s tennis postseason awards. Santa Clara’s Ilya Osintsev and Ashot Khacharyan took home hardware in both singles and doubles while fellow Broncos Sam Bertram and Mikheil Khmiadashvili collected prizes for the notable performances they put forth with their partners in doubles play this season.

April 21, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 21, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel and Johnson and Nici Gilday get you caught up on Bronco sports. Last week marked the first spring West Coast Conference championship of 2015 and five more Bronco teams all have championships on the line in the coming days. We begin the episode with Bronco golf, which wrapped up the WCC championships last week at the Saticoy Country Club in Somis, Calif.

April 20, 2015
Men’s Tennis Set to Serve up Conference Championships
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Playing their best tennis of the season to date, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team is set to challenge Gonzaga University in the first round of the West Coast Conference Championships on Wednesday afternoon.

April 20, 2015
West Coast Conference Championship Bracket Set for Men's Tennis
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - With the regular season in the books, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team now turns its attention to the West Coast Conference Championships where they will open up play this Wednesday with a match against Gonzaga University.

April 19, 2015
Men's Tennis Upsets No. 67 Portland after Back-and-Forth Battle
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Hosting the University of Portland in its regular season finale on Sunday afternoon, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team overcame a ranked Pilot squad in an emotional match to secure a tightly-contested 4-3 victory.

April 18, 2015
Men's Tennis Captures Senior Day Victory
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Keeping its winning ways rolling, the Santa Clara men's tennis team captured its third win in four matches after taking down Gonzaga University by a score of 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Degheri Tennis Center.

April 16, 2015
Men’s Tennis Wraps up Regular Season Play with Two Home Matches
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara men’s tennis team will look to continue its winning ways this weekend when it hosts Gonzaga University and the University of Portland for its final regular season matches of the spring season.

April 15, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 14, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday bring you the latest in Santa Clara University Bronco sports. As we march on in April, Monday-Wednesday marks the first of the West Coast Conference spring championships.

April 15, 2015
Broncos Handle Sacramento State En Route to 4-3 Victory
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Kicking off a three-match homestand to round out regular season play, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team jumped out early against visiting California State University, Sacramento and held off the Hornets by a score of 4-3 on Wednesday afternoon at the Degheri Tennis Center.

April 14, 2015
Men’s Tennis Set for Three-Match Homestand
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After a rainout delayed their match back in February, the Broncos and Hornets from California State University, Sacramento are set to duke it out Wednesday afternoon at the Degheri Tennis Center.

April 14, 2015
Men’s Tennis Claims Singles and Doubles Player of the Week Awards
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara men’s tennis swept the weekly West Coast Conference Player of the Week awards this week, courtesy of the performances put forth by seniors Sam Bertram and Ilya Osintsev this past weekend. Bertram took home the honors in singles and also earned the doubles award while partnering with Osintsev.

April 11, 2015
Men’s Tennis Edged by Pacific on the Road
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After knocking off the Gaels from Saint Mary’s College yesterday afternoon, the Broncos were unable to maintain their winning momentum, falling today to the Tigers from the University of the Pacific by a score of 5-2.

April 10, 2015
Men’s Tennis Downs Saint Mary’s for First Conference Victory
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Travelling to challenge their local rivals in Moraga, Calif. on Friday afternoon, the Broncos broke a four-match losing skid with a 4-3 victory over the Gaels from Saint Mary’s College, capturing their first win in West Coast Conference play this season.

April 9, 2015
Broncos Stay Local for Two Road Matches
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Heading into the homestretch of the 2015 dual match season, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team will make the quick trip to Moraga, Calif. on Friday to take on Saint Mary’s College before doing battle with the University of Pacific on Saturday in Stockton, Calif.

April 7, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 7, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you caught up on Bronco sports from the first week of April.

April 4, 2015
Men’s Tennis Downed by Southern California Foes
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Hosting Loyola Marymount University and Pepperdine University this weekend, the Santa Clara men’s tennis fell to the Lions by a score of 4-3 on Friday before dropping its match against the No. 41 ranked Waves 4-0 on Saturday.

April 2, 2015
Men’s Tennis Welcomes Two Conference Opponents to the Degheri Tennis Center
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Returning to its home courts, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team is set to host Loyola Marymount University and Pepperdine University beginning tomorrow and continuing into the weekend. The Broncos will look to capture their first West Coast Conference victory when they challenge the Lions from LMU at 1:00 p.m. on Friday before facing the No. 41 ranked Waves from Pepperdine at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

March 31, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 31, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday kick off their final quarter with EYEBRONCO by giving you the latest in Bronco Sports.

March 29, 2015
Men’s Tennis Falls Against Ranked Road Foes
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Broncos travelled south to San Diego, Calif. for two matches this weekend but were unable to pull off an upset against either top-35 opponents from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. Santa Clara fell 4-0 to the Aztecs on Saturday morning and dropped their match against the Toreros by the same tally the following afternoon.

March 26, 2015
Men’s Tennis Travels to San Diego for Two Matches
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Back in the win column after downing Holy Names University on Tuesday, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team will look to continue its winning ways when it travels south to San Diego, Calif. this weekend for two road contests against top-35 opponents. The Broncos will lace it up on Saturday for a late morning match against San Diego State University before facing the West Coast Conference’s second best squad from the University of San Diego on Sunday.

March 24, 2015
Upperclassmen Lead the Way in Victory over Holy Names; Coach Mills Notches 100th Win
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Playing for the first time in nearly two and a half weeks, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team returned to its winning ways with a 5-2 victory over Holy Names University on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, head coach Derek Mills earned his 100th career victory as the leader of the Broncos.

March 23, 2015
Men’s Tennis Returns to the Courts for Non-Conference Matchup
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - With final exams in the books and spring break in full swing, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team will return to action Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. The Broncos will host the Hawks from Holy Names University.

March 12, 2015
Osintsev Claims Conference Player of the Week Honors
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Senior Ilya Osintsev captured the West Coast Conference men’s tennis singles Player of the Week award this week for his victorious performances on the road this past weekend.

March 10, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 10, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports.

March 8, 2015
Men’s Tennis Unable to Pick Up Road Victories
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara men’s tennis team travelled to Utah this weekend for back-to-back matches on Friday and Saturday but was defeated by Weber State University and its conference foe from Brigham Young University, both by a score of 4-2.

March 5, 2015
Men’s Tennis Heads to Utah for Two Matches
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara men’s tennis team continues its stretch of three matches in four days when it challenges Weber State University and Brigham Young University this Friday and Saturday. The Broncos and Wildcats will hit the courts at 11 a.m. on Friday before making the quick trip to Provo, Utah to take on the Cougars at 5:30 p.m. the following evening.

March 4, 2015
Broncos Fall to the Dons in WCC Opener
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Serving up the first match in West Coast Conference action, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team dropped its match against local rival University of San Francisco. The Dons grabbed the tightly-contested doubles point and secured three consecutive singles victories to top the Broncos by a score of 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon at the Degheri Tennis Center.

March 3, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 3, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports during one of the busiest times of the athletic year for SCU.

March 2, 2015
Men’s Tennis Set For West Coast Conference Opener
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After a rainout delayed the previously scheduled conference opener in February, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team is slated to open up West Coast Conference play this Wednesday against the University of San Francisco. The Dons and Broncos will begin their mid-week match at 3 p.m. at the Degheri Tennis Center.

February 27, 2015
Men’s Tennis Welcomes Sacramento State to the Degheri Tennis Center
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The No. 66 Santa Clara men’s tennis team will look to get back on track this Saturday when they welcome California State University, Sacramento to the Degheri Tennis Center. The Hornets and Broncos will lace up their shoes, grab their rackets and hit the courts at 11 a.m.

February 27, 2015
Men's Tennis Match Saturday Vs. Sac State Rescheduled For April 15
The men's tennis match with Sacramento State on Saturday at the Degheri Tennis Center has been postponed. Due to rain expected in the area, the match has been rescheduled for April 15 at 3 pm in Santa Clara.

February 23, 2015
Mathieu Discusses His Experience At Santa Clara Thus Far
Sebastien Mathieu, a London-native on the Santa Clara men’s tennis team, spoke with SantaClaraBroncos.com about his transition to life as a student-athlete in the United States and his outlook on the season in progress.

February 22, 2015
Men’s Tennis Drops Two Matches on the Road
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Competing against two nationally ranked opponents this weekend, the No. 65 Santa Clara men’s tennis team was unable to string together any lasting rhythm and eventually fell to the University of Nebraska and the University of Oregon.

February 20, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO — Bertram, Khmiadashvili Talk Men's Tennis Win over Fresno State
After trailing 3-0 against the Fresno State Bulldogs Feb. 14, the Santa Clara men's tennis team rallied for a 4-3 comeback victory. EYEBRONCO spoke with Sam Bertram and Mikheil Khmiadashvili about the team's effort. The Bronco face Nebraska Feb. 21 and Oregon Feb. 22. Both matches will be played in Eugene, Ore.

February 19, 2015
No. 65 Men's Tennis Gearing Up For Matches Against Two Ranked Opponents
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - For the first time in nearly a month, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team will hit the road and take on two nationally ranked foes.

February 17, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 17, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, Santa Clara student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday recap a week in SCU sports that featured some standout performances.

February 14, 2015
Men’s Tennis Rallies to Defeat Fresno State 4-3
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Storming back from a three point deficit, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team rallied to down Fresno State University 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at the Degheri Tennis Center.

February 13, 2015
Men’s Tennis Heads Back to the Courts to Face Fresno State
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After nearly two weeks without competitive action due to the elements, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team is set to hit the courts this Saturday for a matchup against Fresno State University. The Broncos and Bulldogs will serve up the match at 11 a.m.

February 13, 2015
Men’s Tennis Picked Third in WCC Preseason Poll
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - On the verge of West Coast Conference action, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team has been picked to finish in third place in the highly-competitive conference. The preseason poll announcement released today reflects the votes cast by all 10 head coaches in the conference.

February 5, 2015
Men's Tennis Match Against USF Postponed
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - On the verge of opening up West Coast Conference action, the Santa Clara men’s tennis will have to wait just a bit longer than expected. The Broncos match against the Dons from the University of San Francisco that was scheduled for this Sunday has been postponed.

February 3, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 3, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, SCU student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday give the latest on Santa Clara sports. With both basketball teams, both tennis teams and women’s water polo in action last weekend, it was a busy week for the Broncos.

January 31, 2015
Men's Tennis Comeback Attempt Halted by UC Davis
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Returning to the Degheri Tennis Center for a Saturday matinee match against the University of California, Davis, the Santa Clara men’s tennis squad fell 4-3 after a tightly-contested match.

January 30, 2015
No. 52 Men’s Tennis Welcomes UC Davis for Northern California Battle
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Closing out the month of January, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team will welcome the Aggies from the University of California, Davis to the Degheri Tennis Center on Saturday for a Northern California matchup. The Broncos and Aggies will hit the courts at 12pm.

January 27, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — January 27, 2015
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, SCU student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday give the latest on Santa Clara's basketball and tennis teams with updates on baseball and women's water polo.

January 26, 2015
Men’s Tennis Achieves Highest Recruiting Class Ranking in Program History
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Continuing its rise as one of the preeminent programs in the country, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team captured the No. 11 ranked recruiting class for 2016. This is the highest recruiting class ranking for Santa Clara in program history.

January 26, 2015
Maxime Heerinckx: Starting Strong
Bronco tennis player, Maxime Heerinckx (MH), has found early success in his new tandem on the court, though the freshman admits that there is still more work to be done. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Heerinckx to discuss his transition from high school to Division I tennis on the Mission campus.

January 25, 2015
Men's Tennis Bested by No. 1 USC in ITA Kick-Off Championship
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Pitted against the No. 1 ranked and defending champions from the University of Southern California, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team fell 4-0 to the Trojans in the championship match of the ITA Kick-Off on Saturday evening.

January 23, 2015
Santa Clara Rallies to Upset No. 50 UNC Wilmington; Set to Play USC in Championship Match
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Continuing its unbeaten start to the season, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team rallied to upset the No. 50 University of North Carolina at Wilmington 4-2 in the opening match of the ITA Kick-Off on Friday. With the victory, the Broncos will play in the championship match tomorrow afternoon at 5pm.

January 22, 2015
No. 57 Men's Tennis Preparing for Matches Against Nationally Ranked Foes
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After clinching two shutout victories on the first day of action of 2015, the No. 57 Santa Clara men’s tennis team is now gearing up for the ITA Kick-Off set to be held in Los Angeles this weekend.

January 22, 2015
WATCH | Men's Tennis Defeats UCSC & Sonoma State — January 17, 2015
The Men's Tennis team defeated UC Santa Cruz and Sonoma State 4-0 in both matches on January 17th. Sam Bertram is interviewed by EyeBronco after the victories.

January 20, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — January 20, 2015
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, SCU student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday give the latest on men's and women's basketball as they continue WCC play and recap a successful Saturday start to the season for men's tennis.

January 17, 2015
No. 56 Men's Tennis Cruises in Double Header Shutouts
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Riding the performances put forth by their veteran workhorses, the No. 56 men’s tennis team handled the University of California, Santa Cruz and Sonoma State University in an opening day double header on Saturday. The Broncos cruised to a 4-0 rout of Santa Cruz before rolling past the Seawolves 4-0 as well.

January 15, 2015
No. 56 Men's Tennis Set for Dual Match Season
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - With fall competition in the books and winter break wrapped up, the 2015 dual match season is set to begin for the men’s tennis team.

January 13, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — January 13, 2015
In this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday welcome SCU students back to campus and recap the weekend's play for men's and women's basketball against Portland and Gonzaga.

January 6, 2015
Men’s Tennis Locks up No. 56 Spot in First Preseason Rankings
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After a successful fall campaign and an impressive showing throughout the 2013-14 season, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team opens up 2015 as the No. 56 ranked team nationally in the first ITA rankings of the season.

November 24, 2014
Men's Tennis Signs Three National Letters of Intent
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Looking ahead to next year, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team has signed three National Letters of Intent. The decorated 2016 class features Robert Seby of Oro Valley, Ariz., Andrew Gu of El Cerrito, Calif., and Connor Garnett of Bellevue, Wash.

October 30, 2014
Catching up with ITA Regional Championship Competitor Ashot Khacharyan
Junior, Ashot Khacharyan (AK) of the Santa Clara men’s tennis team started the year off strong as he competed in the ITA Northwest Regional Championship. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) chatted with Khacharyan after the tournament and learned what his experience was like as well as his goals for the upcoming spring season.

October 21, 2014
Khacharyan Leads the Way at ITA Regionals
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Taking on the rest of the Northwest Region at the ITA Regionals in Palo Alto, Calif. over the past five days, Santa Clara junior Ashot Khacharyan led the charge for the Broncos, winning six times en route to reaching the singles final.

October 21, 2014
Ilya Osintsev’s Senior Season Reflection
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) spoke with senior Ilya Osintsev (IO) about his experience at Santa Clara University and the outlook for the rest of his season.

October 20, 2014
Khacharyan Headed to ITA Northwest Regional Championship Final; National Indoor Berth On The Line
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After a two and a half hour rain delay leaving him to contemplate his semi-final matchup, Santa Clara's Ashot Khacharyan gathered himself and solidified his spot in Tuesday's singles final. The junior defeated Gonzaga University's Alvaro Nazal 6-1, 6-3 on Monday afternoon at the ITA Northwest Regional Championship event to earn the right to play for the tournament's top prize.

October 19, 2014
Khacharyan Advances To ITA Northwest Regional Championship Semi-Finals
Santa Clara junior Ashot Khacharyan (Sochi, Russia) advanced to the semi-finals of the ITA Men’s Northwest Regional Championship with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 victory Sunday afternoon over No. 5 Sem Verbeek of Pacific. Khacharyan entered the tournament as the No. 17 seed.

October 16, 2014
Men's Tennis Headed To ITA Regionals
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Coming off an opening weekend full of promise, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team is finishing up its preparation and preparing for this weekend’s ITA Regionals event. Beginning this Friday, the Broncos will travel to Palo Alto, Calif. to compete in singles and doubles action against competition from across the Northwest Region.

October 15, 2014
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Behind the scenes with the men's tennis program

October 13, 2014
Men's Tennis Competes in First Fall Season Action
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Opening up the 2014 fall season, all four Broncos in action came away with victories in tournament play this past week.

October 13, 2014
Catching Up with Australian Sam Bertram
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Senior Sam Bertram (SB) spoke with the Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about how his experience on the Santa Clara men’s tennis team has made him a more disciplined student.

June 6, 2014
Men's Tennis Ranked No. 56 Nationally and No. 4 in Northwest Region; Lamble and Osintsev Ranked in Northwest Region
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - For its consistent success on the court throughout the duration of the 2013-14 campaign, the Santa Clara men’s tennis team earned the No. 56 overall ranking in the nation as determined by the ITA. In the Northwest Region, the team locked up the No. 4 overall ranking.

May 1, 2014
Chun Receives Spot on WCC All-Academic Team
In addition to working hard on the court, Santa Clara’s Logan Chun aced his responsibilities in the classroom. On Thursday, the senior economics major was recently named to the West Coast Conference’s First-Team All Academic Team.