Cardinal Records Second Straight Shutout After 6-0 Win Over ASU
April 15, 2006
Stanford (14-3, 4-1) avenged an early season loss to Arizona State by beating the Sun Devils 6-0 today at the Taube Tennis Center. The win marked the second straight shutout for the Cardinal, ranked 15th in the nation. Yesterday, Stanford beat Arizona 7-0.
The Cardinal was led by its two seniors, KC Corkery and Jon Wong, who played their final regular season matches on their home court. Corkery won his match at No. 1 singles and Wong was victorious at No. 6 singles as Stanford finished the year 10-1 at home.
Earlier this season, the Cardinal was upset by the Sun Devils 4-3 in Tempe. The match was tied at 3-3 before ASU won the final singles match to record the win. Stanford played without Corkery, who was injured, and Matt Bruch was upset at No. 1 singles as the Cardinal suffered its second straight loss.
Today, however, was a different story. Stanford dominated Arizona State from the start and never let up. The Cardinal won the match quickly as it recorded four consecutive straight set wins in singles to secure the victory. Blake Muller handed Wes Miller of ASU a 6-1, 6-0 defeat, Phil Kao beat TJ Bellama, 6-1, 6-3 at No. 5, Wong beat Mike Beatty 6-1, 6-4 and James Pade defeated Chris Biro 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 for a 4-0 Cardinal lead.
Stanford made it 5-0 when Corkery, ranked 24th in the nation, beat ASU's Jonathan Kinsella, ranked 104th, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. James Wan completed the sweep for Stanford after he beat Nick Hegarty, 7-5, 6-4, 1-0 at No. 3 singles. It marked the second straight day in which the Cardinal swept all six singles matches.
Stanford's final regular season match is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 at Cal.
Pacific-10 Conference: Stanford 6, Arizona State 0
1. #24 KC Corkery (S) d. #104 Jonathan Kinsella (ASU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
2. James Pade (S) d. Chris Biro (ASU), 6-2, 6-4
3. James Wan (S) d. Nick Hegarty (ASU), 7-5, 4-6
4. Blake Muller (S) d. Wes Miller (ASU), 6-1, 6-0
5. Phil Kao (S) d. TJ Bellama (ASU), 6-1, 6-3
6. Jon Wong (S) d. Mike Beatty (ASU), 6-1, 6-4, 1-0
Records: ASU (8-13, 2-4), Stanford (14-3, 5-1)
Rankings: ASU No. 53, Stanford No. 15