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Men's Tennis Drops Home Match to Santa Clara

March 13, 2006

Moraga, CA - The Saint Mary's men's tennis team suffered a 5-2 loss to Santa Clara on Monday afternoon at the Korth Tennis Complex. The Gaels' loss snaps their three-match winning streak.

Saint Mary's won two singles matches, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Broncos. With the loss the Gaels fall to 4-5 on the year.

In singles action, freshmen Achim Christner and Alp Ozpinar each won in straight sets to give the Gaels two points. Christner beat A.J. Kerin 7-6 (10-8), 6-3 and Ozpinar beat Blane Shields 6-4, 6-2.

In doubles action the team of Adam Fauvre and Tim Welty won their match 9-8 (8-6) for the Gaels' lone doubles victory.

Saint Mary's returns to action on Wednesday, March 15 when they host Minnesota at 3 p.m. at the Korth Tennis Complex.

Santa Clara 5, Saint Mary's 2

Doubles1. McQuaid/Shields def. Ozpinar/Christner (SMC) 8-32. Brogan/Macek def. Tizot/Platonov (SMC) 9-73. Fauvre/Welty (SMC) def. Hirakawa-Wong/Vallurupalli 9-8 (8-6)Singles1. Jan Macek def. Julien Tizot (SMC) 6-4, 6-12. Brian Brogan def. Martin Marechal (SMC) 6-1, 3-6, 6-23. Kevin McQuaid def. Adam Fauvre (SMC) 6-2, 6-24. Tommy Hicks def. Yury Platonov (SMC) 6-1, 6-35. Achim Christner (SMC) def. A.J. Kerin 7-6 (10-8), 6-36. Alp Ozpinar (SMC) def. Blane Shields 6-4, 6-2Record: Saint Mary's (4-5)