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#53 Santa Clara Slips Past Furman, 4-3

Tyler Droll
Tyler Droll

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. -- #53 Santa Clara slipped past Furman, 4-3, Wednesday in men's tennis action at the Degheri Tennis Center in Santa Clara, Calif. 

The Bronco duo of John Lamble and Tom Pham recorded an 8-3 victory over senior Andrew Mellow and junior Joel Cook at number one doubles, then Paladin senior Tyler Droll and sophomore Jacob Behal teamed up to defeat Vince Menon and Logan Chun, 8-2, at number three.  In the flight two match, Ashot Khacharyan and Tomasz Soltyka held on for a 9-8 win over Furman junior Alex Chris and freshman Matt Browne to clinch the doubles point for Santa Clara.

The teams were split evenly in singles, as #66 Lamble posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Mellow in the top spot, and Khacharyan bested Chris, 6-2, 6-3, at number two.  In the flight three match-up, Pham defeated Cook, 6-2, 6-3.

Furman picked up victories in the bottom half of the lineup, as Behal notched a 7-6, 7-5 win versus Soltyka at number four, and Browne blanked Menon, 6-0, 6-0, in the fifth-seeded match.  At number six, Droll handled Chun, 6-1, 6-1. 

Furman (2-7) will play at Stanford Thursday at 4:30 p.m. EST.


#53 Santa Clara 4, Furman 3
Mar 06, 2013 at Santa Clara, Calif. (Degheri Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. #66 John Lamble (SCA) def. Andrew Mellow (FUR) 6-3, 6-3

2. Ashot Khacharyan (SCA) def. Alex Christ (FUR) 6-2, 6-3

3. Tom Pham (SCA) def. Joel Cook (FUR) 6-2, 6-3

4. Jacob Behal (FUR) def. Tomasz Soltyka (SCA) 7-6, 7-5

5. Matt Browne (FUR) def. Vince Menon (SCA) 6-0, 6-0

6. Tyler Droll (FUR) def. Logan Chun (SCA) 6-1, 6-1


Doubles competition

1. John Lamble/Tom Pham (SCA) def. Andrew Mellow/Joel Cook (FUR) 8-3

2. Ashot Khacharyan/Tomasz Soltyka (SCA) def. Alex Christ/Matt Browne (FUR) 9-8

3. Tyler Droll/Jacob Behal (FUR) def. Vince Menon/Logan Chun (SCA) 8-2


Match Notes

Furman 2-7