Santa Clara Spoils UC Davis Men's Tennis Season Opener

Jan. 17, 2004

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara captured all three doubles matches then took five of six singles matches to defeat UC Davis in its season-opener, 6-1, Saturday at the SCU Tennis Center.

The day began with the Broncos taking the opening doubles point as Erich Chen and Kevin McQuaid cruised to the 8-1 victory over Kyle Trinosky and Ross Barasch in the second doubles match while Taylor Bedilion and Bobby Rasmussen edged Bastian Bartels and Michael Chin by a 8-5 count on court three to give SCU the early lead.

On the main doubles court, the 49th-ranked duo of Gernot Fischer and Eric Kochanski battled to a 9-8 (5) win over brothers Kyle and Casey McMackin, improving their doubles record to 6-2 on the year.

In singles play, Jayce Fitch provided the bright spot for UC Davis as he defeated Francisco Zepponi in three sets, 5-7, 6-2 and 6-1 at No.4 singles.

Fischer and Kochanski won their singles matches despite falling behind after the first set. Fischer rallied to beat Chin 4-6, 6-1 and 6-1 at No.1 singles while Kochanski came from behind for a 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Casey McMackin at No.2

UC Davis will next be in action on Saturday when it travels to Portland to face Gonzaga University.

Santa Clara 6, UC Davis 1
January 17, 2004
at Santa Clara, CA

1. Gernot Fischer (SCU) def. Michael Chin (UCD) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
2. Eric Kochanski (SCU) def. Casey McMakin (UCD) 0-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. Taylor Bedilion (SCU) def. Robert Wong (UCD) 6-1, 7-6
4. Jayce Fitch (UCD) def. Francisco Zepponi (SCU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
5. Ben Hidalgo (SCU) def. Bastian Bartels 6-1, 6-3
6. Bobby Rasmussen (SCU) def. Blake Roberts (UCD) 6-1, 6-1

1. Fischer/Kochanski (SCU) def. Kyle McMackin/C. McMackin(UCD) 9-8 (5)
2. Erich Chen/Kevin McQuaid (SCU) def. Kyle Trinosky/Ross Barasch (UCD) 8-1
3. Bedilion/Rasmussen (SCU) def. Bartels/Chin (UCD) 8-5