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Broncos Begin Play At Bulldog Classic In Fresno

Oct. 13, 2006

Fresno, Calif. - The Santa Clara men's tennis headed east to the Bulldog Classic this weekend in Fresno. Going into the tournament, Brian Brogan, Bobby Rasmussen and Tommy Hicks were put into the Flight "A" singles bracket, while Jay Wong, Joe Galbraith, Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong and Aneal Vallurupalli were slotted into Flight "B". Wong was given the No. 1 seed in Flight "B" after his tournament win last weekend. In doubles, Brogan and Wong teamed up in Flight "A" and the teams of Hirakawa-Wong and Vallurupalli and Rasmussen and Hicks were in Flight "B".

In Flight "A", Brogan, Hicks and Rasmussen all fell in the first round, with Rasmussen pushing Matt Baca to three tough sets before losing. Wong kept up his strong play in Flight "B" as he blew past Rob Foy of Cal Poly in straight sets 6-1; 6-2. However, Galbraith, Hirakawa-Wong and Vallurupalli all bowed out.

The doubles teams won two out of three matches in the tournament. Kevin McQuaid and Blane Shields were given the weekend off to recover from playing two tournaments last week.

All of the results from Friday's action, including the doubles scores, follow:

Flight "A" Singles

Round of 32 (Oct. 13, 2006)
Warwick Foy (SAC) def. Brian Brogan (SC), 6-4, 6-1
(6) Charles Irie (FS) def. Tommy Hicks (SC), 6-1, 6-0
Matt Baca (CP) def. Bobby Rasmussen (SC), 6-7, 6-2, 6-3

Consolation (Oct. 13, 2006)
Brian Brogan (SC) def. Henri Landes (UCD), 6-2, 6-1
Chris Coetzee (SD) def. Tommy Hicks (SC), 6-2, 6-0

Flight "B" Singles

Round of 32 (Oct. 13, 2006)
(1) Jay Wong (SC), Bye
David Chu (UW) def. Joe Galbraitch (SC), 6-4, 6-1
Darren Young (CP) def. Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong (SC), 6-3, 6-3
(7) Aneal Vallurapalli (SC). Bye

Round of 16 (Oct. 13, 2006)
(1) Jay Wong (SC) def. Rob Foy (CP), 6-1, 6-2
Sammy Atri (SD) def. (7) Aneal Vallurapalli (SC), 7-6, 6-2

Consolation (Oct. 13, 2006)
Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong (SC) def. Tyler Lee (UCD), 6-3, 6-3
Kevin Liang (UCD) def. Joe Galbraitch (SC), 6-2, 6-2

Flight "A" Doubles

Round of 16 (Oct. 13, 2006)
(4) Baca/Roybal (CP) def. Brogan/Wong (SC), 9-7

Flight "B" Doubles

Round of 16 (Oct. 13, 2006)
Hirakawa-Wong/Vallurapalli (SC) def. Amaroli/Elefant (UCD), 8-1
(2) Hicks/Rasmussen (SC) def. Berger/Meyerowitz (CP), 8-0

Participating Schools
Cal Poly (CP)
Fresno Pacific (FP)
Fresno State (FS)
Pacific (PAC)
Sacramento State (SAC)
San Diego (SD)
Santa Clara (SC)
Southern California (USC)
UC Davis (UCD)
Washington (UW)