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Gonzaga Falls To No. 73 Santa Clara

Feb. 16, 2007

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Marco Antonio Pineda earned a straight-set victory in singles play, but it wasn't enough as the Gonzaga University men's tennis team fell to No. 73 Santa Clara University, 6-1, Friday in Santa Clara, Calif.

The loss drops Gonzaga to 2-4 overall, including 0-2 against West Coast Conference opponents. The Broncos improved to 6-4 overall and 1-1 in WCC play.

Pineda won the lone Bulldog point in the No. 5 position in singles play, defeating Steven Benvenuto 6-2, 6-3.

Also in singles play, Bryce Cooper fell in the No. 1 position to Jan Macek (6-2, 6-4) and Brett Womack was defeated at No. 2 by Brian Brogan (4-6, 6-3, 1-0). Roman Dojcak fell in the No. 3 spot to Jay Wong (6-1, 6-1) and Cooper Fratt dropped a match in the No. 4 position to Robert Gallman (6-1, 6-1). Rounding on singles play was Zach Radetzky in the No. 6 position falling to Tommy Hicks (6-1, 6-2).

In doubles play, the Zag duo of Cooper and Dojcak won at the No. 3 position, defeating Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong and Beventuo 8-7 (3). Gonzaga was unable to secure the doubles point though, falling at both the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. In the No. 1 position, Womack and Logan Napolsky were defeated by Macek and Bobby Rasmussen 8-3. Pineda and Radetzky fell at No. 2 to Brian Brogan and Robert Gallman 8-4.

Gonzaga will hit the courts again tomorrow when they face off with WCC foe Saint Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. The match is scheduled to 10:30 a.m.

No. 73 Santa Clara 6 Gonzaga 1
Doubles
1. SCU Jan Macek/Bobby Rasmussen def. GON Brett Womack/Logan Napolsky 8-3
2. SCU Brian Brogan/Robert Gallman def. GON Marco Antonio Pineda/Zach Radetzky 8-4
3. GON Bryce Cooper/Roman Dojcak def. SCU Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong/Steven Benvenuto 8-7 (3)
Singles
1. SCU Jan Macek def. GON Bryce Cooper 6-2, 6-4
2. SCU Brian Brogan def. GON Brett Womack 4-6, 6-3, 1-0
3. SCU Jay Wong def. GON Roman Dojcak 6-1, 6-1
4. SCU Robert Gallman def. GON Cooper Fratt 6-1, 6-1
5. GON Marco Antonio Pineda def. SCU Steven Benvenuto 6-2, 6-3
6. SCU Tommy Hicks def. GON Zach Radetzky 6-1, 6-2