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USF Men's Tennis Posts 10 Wins at 2006 Santa Clara Classic

Oct. 9, 2006

(Santa Clara, CA) - USF men's tennis competed at the 2006 Bronco Classic last weekend at Santa Clara's Degheri Tennis Center. Six players represented the Green and Gold in a highly competitive field of collegiate players and finished the weekend with 10 wins.

Senior Matt Berry enjoyed wins early in the weekend for the Dons. In the Flight A Round of 32 match, Berry defeated Santa Clara's Bobby Rasmussen 6-4; 7-5 and then overpowered Santa Clara's Brian Brogan 7-5; 7-5 to advance to the Flight A quarterfinals. Berry fell 6-7(1); 6-2; 6-2 to Nevada's Guillaume Tonelli, who would advance to the final match only to be defeated by Washington's Andy Kuharsky, who took the Flight A singles title.

After falling to Boise State's Eric Roberson 6-4; 1-6; 6-3, sophomore Thong Tu had a strong run in the Flight A singles consolation backet. Tu defeated Gonzaga's Cooper Bryce 6-3; 6-1 and then overpowered Stanford's Kevin Kaiser 6-3; 7-6(5) in the quarterfinal match. Tu quickly defeated Oregon's Marcos Verdasco 6-3; 6-1 in the semifinals but then lost to UC Davis' Mike Chin 2-6; 6-2; 1-0(7) in round robin play to finish the consolation bracket.

In the Flight B doubles bracket, Tu and partner junior Falko Huttenberger defeated Illya Gendelman and Max Ortiz from UC Santa Cruz 8-3, but fell to Cal's Nicolai Horgen and Carsten Thorstensen 8-4 in the quarterfinal match.

USF men's tennis returns to action Friday, October 20 at the ITA Regional hosted by Stanford.