Six Players Advance in Region 8 Tournament

Oct. 22, 2005

Six Stanford players won in the opening matches of the ITA Region 8 Tournament in Santa Clara, CA on Friday, October 21 to reach the round of 32 today. Three of the six players won morning matches in the round of 128. James Pade, James Wan, and KC Corkery had first round byes for Stanford.

Phil Kao defeated Falko Huttenberger from USF 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in the round of 128 before moving on to defeat Sam Tadevosian from Fresno State 6-4, 6-2. Jon Wong, a junior from Los Altos, CA, breezed through both of his matches, defeating Rafael Corazza of USF 6-2, 6-3, and Bobby Rasmussen of Santa Clara 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the round of 32.

After earning a first round bye, Stanford ace KC Corkery, 2004 NCAA Doubles Champion, defeated Matt Baca of Cal Poly 6-3, 6-3. He advances to play Hirakawa-Wong of Santa Clara today. Sophomore James Wan continued his Stanford success after being named 2004 Pac-10 Co-Freshman of the Year by defeating Alan Kelly of UOP 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the round of 32.

James Pade defeated Jeff Fitch of Hawaii 6-1, 6-1 after a first round bye to advance to the round of 32 as well. Teammate Eric McKean shutout Torin Ching of USF 6-0, 6-0 before squeaking out a hard-fought victory over Jan Macek of St. Mary's to advance to the round of 32.

In doubles play, the Stanford duo of Chris Rasmussen and James Wan defeated Christner and Platonov of St. Mary's 8-6. The second team of Jon Wong and Jeff Zeller defeated the Santa Clara team of Hirakawa and Wong 8-4.

ITA Region 8 Tournament

Santa Clara, Calif.

Santa Clara University

October 21

Round of 128

Blake Muller (S) d. Will McAllister (Sac State), 6-2, 7-5

Chris Rasmussen (S) d. Tasuo Sakurai (Hawaii), 5-7, 6-2, 6-1

Phil Kao (S) d. Falko Huttenberger (USF), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

Ken Kao (S) d. Vladamir Pino (Oregon), 6-3, 6-4

Jeff Zeller (S) d. Martin Marechal (St. Mary's), 0-6, 6-3, 6-1

Jon Wong (S) d. Rafael Corazza (USF), 6-2, 6-3

Eric McKean (S) d. Torin Ching (USF), 6-0, 6-0

Round of 64

KC Corkery (S) d. Matt Baca (Cal Poly), 6-3, 6-3

Thomas Bieri (Oregon) d. Blake Muller (S), 6-3, 7-6 (2)

Lennart Maack (Cal) d. Chris Rasmussen (S), 6-1, 6-1

Phil Kao (S) d. Sam Tadevosian (Fresno State), 6-4, 6-2

James Wan (S) d. Alan Kelly (UOP), 6-4, 6-2

Ryan Sceats (Hawaii) d. Ken Kao (S), 6-2, 6-4

Tommy Hicks (Santa Clara) d. Jeff Zeller (S), 6-4, 6-4

Jon Wong (S) d. Bobby Rasmussen (Santa Clara), 6-3, 6-4

James Pade (S) d. Jeff Fitch (Hawaii), 6-1, 6-1

Eric McKean (S) d. Jan Macek (St. Mary's), 7-6 (4)

Doubles

Round of 64

Rasmussen-Wan (S) d. Christner-Platonov (St.Mary's) 8-6

Dzhafarov-Tonelli (Reno) d. K. Kao-Ryan (S), 8-3

Wong-Zeller (S) d. Brogan/Hirakawa-Wong (Santa Clara), 8-4

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