Stanford Advances Two Doubles Teams to Semifinals
March 4, 2006
Two of Stanford's three doubles teams won two matches each today to advance to tomorrow's semifinals at the 117th Pacific Coast Doubles Championship in La Jolla, CA. The Cardinal's doubles teams of Blake Muller and James Pade, and James Wan and Jon Wong have now won four matches in the tournament in the past two days to give the Cardinal two of the four teams remaining in tomorrow's semifinals.
Muller and Pade, who are now 5-0 as a doubles team in 2006, began the day by beating and independent team of Eric Amend and Carlos Salmon, 6-1, 6-3 in the fourth round. They came back later in the day to record a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Texas A&M's Shuon Madden and Jerry Makowski
Wan and Wong won their fourth round match over Matthew Bain and John Mallon of Texas A&M, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2. In the quarterfinals, the Cardinal duo upset third seeded Phillip Gruendler and Luben Pampoulov of UCLA in a hard fought, three set match, 7-6, 2-6, 7-5.
Stanford's other doubles team of Ken Kao and David Ryan lost in the fourth round today and were eliminated from the main draw. Ivor Lovrak and Pedro Rico of Pepperdine handed Kao and Ryan a 6-1, 6-0 defeat.
117th Pacific Coast Doubles Championship
Blake Muller/James Pade (S) d. Eric Amend/Carlos Salmon (Ind.), 6-1, 6-3
James Wan/Jon Wong (S) d. Matthew Bain/John Mallon (Tex A&M), 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Ivor Lovrak/Pedro Rico (Pepperdine) d. Ken Kao/David Ryan (S), 6-1, 6-0
Blake Muller/James Pade (S) d. Shuon Madden/Jerry Makowski (Tex A&M), 6-3, 6-3
James Wan/Jon Wong (S) d. Phillip Gruendler/Luben Pampoulov (UCLA), 7-6, 2-6, 7-5