Neck and neck matches end in losses
February 7, 2019
Men’s Tennis traveled to Seattle this past weekend to take on both Liberty (1-3) and the University of Washington (1-2) in the latter’s indoor Nordstrom Tennis Center.
After sweeping UC Santa Cruz and Sonoma State the previous weekend, the Broncos faced Liberty in their first match on Saturday and cruised to a 6-1 victory. On court three, seniors Robert Seby and Connor Garnett paired up to defeat their doubles opponents 6-0. Junior Vasileios Iliopolous and first-year Arthur Neuhaus likewise secured the Broncos’ doubles point on court two and kickstarted a 6-1 Santa Clara victory.
The following day, the Broncos were tied with UW heading into the final singles contest of the day. After Santa Clara lost the doubles point for the first time in four matches, the match tiebreaker lay in the hands of Seby on court six.
The momentum shifted in Washington’s favor after he dropped the first set. However, it would be short-lived as Seby orchestrated a come-frombehind victory, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, to clinch a 4-3 victory for the Broncos.
Men’s Tennis will hit the road once again and take on Utah State tomorrow at 10 a.m.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Right from the get-go, the San Francisco Dons took control of Saturday afternoon’s game against Women’s Basketball at the Leavey Center. The Dons, who scored first, held an unwavering lead from the very beginning until the end.
The Broncos shot just 25.9 percent from the field in the first half, but began to pick it up in the third quarter.
At one point, Santa Clara trailed by just one point before the Dons closed out the period with eight unanswered points. With 3:53 remaining in the game, the Broncos were once again close enough to smell victory, trailing 48-44, but San Francisco pulled away and cemented their 57-49 win.
Junior Tia Hay, who is averaging 15.4 points per game, led the Broncos with 11 points and six assists, nine of which came during the second half of the game.
Women’s Basketball will host LMU tonight at 7 p.m. in the Leavey Center.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.—In the final matchup of their threegame homestand, Men’s Basketball took on Portland—currently last place in the WCC—Saturday night at the Leavey Center.
Despite the Broncos holding a 54-44 lead with just under two minutes left in regulation, the Pilots rattled off four 3-pointers and tied the game up at 56 all—the equalizing shot coming with just 6.1 seconds remaining. First-year guard Trey Wertz raced up the court to get a shot off, but could not do so before the buzzer sounded and sent the game into overtime.
Santa Clara kicked off the extra time scoring six unanswered points—four of which came from first-year guard Keshawn Justice, who had a career-high tying 17 points on the night—and coasted to 69-63 win thereafter.
Justice was among four other Broncos who had a double digit scoring night.
Men’s Basketball heads to Pepperdine (11-12, 4-5 WCC) today to take on the Waves.
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