Men's Tennis Wins First Match Of WCC Tournament

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - In its first match of the West Coast Conference tournament, the Santa Clara men's tennis team swept seventh seeded Saint Mary's 4-0. With the win the Broncos move to 17-6 on the season, 4-1 in WCC play.

The Broncos came out strong on the first day of the tournament. Brian Brogan and Jay Wong jump started the match with a 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles, followed by an 8-6 victory from Andrew Kells and Nicolas Vinel at the No. 2 spot to take the doubles point. SCU never let Saint Mary's in the match as Kyle Dandan, Nicolas Vinel, and Tom Pham grabbed decisive wins to shutout the Gaels.

Santa Clara takes the court again on Saturday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. versus the winner of No. 3 seed San Diego and No. 6 seed Portland.

 

#2 Santa Clara def. #7 Saint Mary's, 4-0

Doubles

1. Brogan-Wong, SCU def. Tirelli-Leon, SMC - 8-4 (1)

2. Kells-Vinel, SCU def. Zannoni-Carreno, SMC - 8-6 (2)

3. Dandan-Fleming, SCU vs. Hamdy-Dawson Roberts, SMC - suspended

(order of finish)

 

Singles

1. Brian Brogan, SCU vs. Lucas Tirelli, SMC - suspended

2. Kyle Dandan, SCU def. Andrea Zannoni, SMC - 6-2, 6-2 (1)

3. Jay Wong, SCU vs. Sherif Hamdy, SMC - suspended

4. Andrew Kells, SCU vs. Gavin Leon, SMC - suspended

5. Nicolas Vinel, SCU def. Youssef El Bouzkouri, SMC - 6-1, 6-0 (2)

6. Tom Pham, SCU def. Michael Carreno, SMC - 6-3, 6-2 (3)

(order of finish)