USD men advance to WCC final with 5-2 win over Santa Clara
Nikola Bubnic

April 27, 2012

Final Stats

Click here for Patrick Pohlmann's post-match interview with the WCC.

Click here for Clarke Spinosa's post-match interview with Garrett Taylor.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The 25th-ranked University of San Diego men's tennis team advanced to the finals of the West Coast Conference Championships for the second time in as many years with their 5-2 defeat of No. 35 Santa Clara on Friday afternoon from the Barnes Tennis Center. The Toreros, the No. 3 seed in the WCC tournament, got revenge against the No. 2 seed Broncos after Santa Clara upset USD a couple weeks ago.

This time around, it wasn't an easy task but the Toreros (17-7, 7-2 WCC) managed to pull out the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3. Nikola Bubnic and Ciaran Fitzgerald posted an early 8-3 win, before Patrick Pohlmann and Thibaut Visy tallied the clinching victory by a score of 8-6.

Four of the six singles contests went USD's way as Ciaran Fitzgerald and Clarke Spinosa put up victories for the Toreros. Santa Clara (21-5, 7-2 WCC) earned singles wins at No. 4 and No. 5 to stay in the hunt, but No. 51 Bubnic rallied past No. 78 Kyle Dandan for the clincher at No. 1. Bubnic dropped the first set 4-6 before bouncing back to win the second set 6-2 and the third 6-4.



No. 93 Pohlmann finished out his match against John Lamble at No. 2 and picked up a 0-6, 6-2, 7-5 comeback win of his own.

After winning the WCC title last season, the Toreros are looking to repeat as WCC champions, much like they did the last time they won back-to-back WCC crowns in 1989 and 1990. They would also like to get back at Pepperdine for the 5-2 loss the Waves dealt USD at home on Apr. 4.

USD is set to face No. 7 Pepperdine, the tournament's No. 1 seed, at 9:30 am on Saturday in the championship match.

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