Cardinal Impressive in 7-0 Shutout Over Washington

April 1, 2006

Stanford began the Pac-10 season in impressive fashion with a 7-0 shutout today over visiting Washington. The Cardinal, now 10-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play, beat the No. 26 Huskies in all three doubles matches to win the doubles point, and all six singles matches in straight sets. Washington fell to 13-4 overall and 0-1 in the Pac-10.

The Cardinal was outstanding in doubles play as Stanford won all three matches to take a 1-0 lead. Senior KC Corkery and freshman Matt Bruch beat the Huskies Daniel Chu and Alex Slovic at No. 1 by an 8-4 mark. Chu and Slovic are currently the 19th ranked doubles team in the country.

Stanford captured the doubles point after winning at No. 2 and No. 3 as well. Blake Muller and James Pade combined to beat Klaus Jank and Andy Kuharszky, 8-6 at No. 2 and James Wan and Jon Wong defeated Washington's Jean-Noel Insausti and Mike Ricks, 8-7 at No. 3.

In singles, Stanford was near perfect with six straight set wins. Bruch, ranked 18th in the country, handed Slovic, ranked 39th, a 6-4, 6-4 defeat at No. 1. Pade beat Pierre Metenier, 6-1, 7-5 at No. 2 to improve his dual match record to 11-2.

No. 3 pitted two nationally-ranked players in Corkery, ranked 24th, and Insausti, ranked 57th. Corkery recorded a 6-4, 6-4 victory to run his overall record this season to an impressive 19-3.

Stanford won all three matches at the bottom of the lineup as James Wan, Blake Muller and Phil Kao each registered wins. Wan, who is 6-0 playing in the No. 4 position, beat Andy Kuharszky, 6-3, 6-0. Muller defeated Washington's Daniel Chu, 7-5, 7-6 in the tightest match of the day, and Phil Kao beat Klaus Jank, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 6.

The Cardinal will host No. 24 Boise State on Monday at the Taube Tennis Center beginning at 1:30 pm.

Pacific-10: Stanford 7, Washington 0

Doubles (Stanford wins doubles point)
1. KC Corkery/Matt Bruch (S) d. Daniel Chu/Alex Slovic (W), 8-4
2. Blake Muller/James Pade (S) d. Klaus Jank/Andy Kuharszky (W), 8-6
3. James Wan/Jon Wong (S) d. Jean-Noel Insausti/Mike Ricks (W), 8-7

Singles
1. Matt Bruch (S) d. Alex Slovic (W) , 6-4, 6-4
2. James Pade (S) d. Pierre Metenier (W), 6-1, 7-5
3. KC Corkery (S) d. Jean-Noel Insausti (W), 6-4, 6-4
4. James Wan (S) d. Andy Kuharszky (W), 6-3, 6-0
5. Blake Muller (S) d. Daniel Chu (W), 7-5, 7-6
6. Phil Kao (S) d. Klaus Jank (W), 6-3, 6-3

Records: Washington (13-4, 0-1), Stanford (10-2, 1-0)
Rankings: Washington No. 26, Stanford No. 21

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