Aggies Fall At Santa Clara In 2005 Opener

Jan. 22, 2005

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The University of Santa Clara swept the opening doubles matches then took five of six singles en route to a 6-1 win over UC Davis in a men's tennis match Saturday afternoon at the Degheri Tennis Center. The loss drops the Aggies to 1-2 on the season after playing two matches last November in Hawaii.

The Broncos swept the double matches to win the first point of the contest. Taylor Bedilion and Jan Macek won the first match 8-3 over the Aggie pair of Michael Chin and Bastian Bartels before Bobby Rasmussen and Ben Hidalgo clinched the point with an 8-4 win over Daniel Furman and Justin Garcia at No.3. Eric Kochanski and Francisco Zepponi the completed the sweep with a 8-4 victory at No.2 over Jordan Combs and Casey McMakin.

In singles action, Macek earned the Bronco's second point of the day with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Jayce Fitch at No.2. A.J. Kerin would be the next match to finish as he posted a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Combs at No.6.

Kochanski clinched the match victory for the Bronco's as he defeated Henri Landes by a 6-3, 6-3 margin in the fourth spot. Zepponi would give SCU its fifth point of the match with a 6-3, 7-6 (12-10) win over Daniel Elefant at No.3. Bedilion then earned a victory in the top singles spot as he won the match in the third set. He defeated Michael Chin, 6-2, 0-6, 6-4.



The Aggies picked up their lone point at the No.5 spot where Furman posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over Rasmussen.

UC Davis is next in action on Saturday when they visit Fresno State for a 2 p.m. match.

Santa Clara 6 def. UC Davis 1
January 22, 2005
Degheri Tennis Center
Santa Clara, Calif.

1. Bedilion/Macek (SCU) def. Chin/Bartels (UCD) 8-3
2. Zepponi/Kochanski (SCU) def. Conbs/McMakin (UCD) 8-4
3. Hidalgo/Rasmussen (SCU) def. Furman/Garcia (UCD) 8-4

No.1 Taylor Bedilion (SCU) def. Michael Chin (UCD) 6-2, 0-6, 6-4
No.2 Jan Macek (SCU) def. Jayce Fitch (UCD) 6-2, 7-5
No.3 Francisco Zepponi (SCU) def. Daniel Elefant (UCD) 6-3, 7-6 (12-10)
No.4 Eric Kochanski (SCU) def. Henri Landes (UCD) 6-3, 6-3
No.5 Daniel Furman (UCD) def. Bobby Rasmussen (SCU) 6-4, 6-1
No.6 A.J. Kerin (SCU) def. Jordan Combs (UCD) 6-2, 6-1