Freshman Max Taylor Advances to Semifinal Round of Bronco Classic

Oct. 11, 2005

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara freshman Max Taylor, playing in his first college tournament, advanced to the championship semifinal of the Red Singles draw of the Santa Clara Bronco Classic last weekend. After earning a bye into the round of 16, the Fresno, Calif. native won his first two matches before losing in the semifinals to the University of San Francisco's Thong Tu 6-2, 7-5.

Seniors Nick Brotman and Ivan d'Argence had strong showings in the tournament, as well. After wining two matches, Brotman advanced to the quarterfinal round where he was defeated by Cal's Ken Nakahara 7-5, 7-6. Cal's Dean Wallace won the consolation championship after beating d'Argence by a score of 7-5, 6-4.

First Round
Carsten Thornsten, UCSB def. Alp Ozpinar, St. Mary's - 1-6, 7-6, 6-0
Jon Wong, Stanford def. Scott Hohenstein, UCSB - 7-6, 6-2

Second Round
Nick Brotman, UCSB def. Milo Popovic, Nevada - 6-1, 6-2
Andre Sion, St. Mary's def. Ivan d'Argence - 6-4, 6-4
Guillaume Tonelli, Nevada def. Carsten Thorsten, UCSB - 6-2, 6-4
Max Taylor, UCSB def. Eric Pickard, Oregon - 6-3,7-6

Consolation Second Round
Scott Hohenstein, UCSB def. Scott Kennel, Portland - 6-2, 6-4

Quarterfinals
Ken Nakahara, Cal def. Nick Brotman, UCSB - 7-5, 7-6
Max Taylor, UCSB def. Blaine Shields, Santa Clara - 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Consolation Quarterfinals
Tore Deleuran, Cal def. Scott Hohenstein, UCSB - 6-0, 6-2
Ivan d' Argence, UCSB def. Falko Huttenherger, USF - 7-5, 6-4

Semifinals
Thong Tu, USF def. Max Taylor, UCSB - 6-2, 7-5

Consolation Semifinals
Ivan d' Argence, UCSB def. Milo Popovic, Nevada - 7-6, 6-7, (10-5)

Consolation Final
Dean Wallace, Cal def. Ivan d'Argence, UCSB - 7-5, 6-4