Cardinal Advances Four to Quarterfinals at Pac-10 Championship

April 27, 2006

Stanford went a perfect 8-0 today in the opening rounds of the Pacific-10 Conference Individual Championships in Ojai as all four Cardinal players in the main draw won their first two matches. Matt Bruch, KC Corkery, James Pade and James Wan all advanced to tomorrow's quarterfinals.

Both Bruch and Corkery opened the tournament with victories of their counterparts from Cal. Bruch, ranked 17th in the nation, beat Cal's Daniel Sebescan 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 in the Round of 32, then came back in the Round of 16 to defeat Bruno Alcala of Arizona, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Bruch will face Jonathan Kinsella (ASU), who is ranked 83rd, in tomorrow's quarterfinal match.

Corkery, ranked 22nd in the nation, scored an opening round victory over the Bear's Lennart Maack, 6-1, 6-2. The Cardinal senior beat Kaes Van't Hof of USC in the Round of 16, 7-6, 6-3.

Pade recorded straight set victories in both of his matches, beating Thomas Bieri of Oregon, 6-1, 6-4 and Daniel Chu of Washington, 6-3, 6-2. Pade will face Cal's Conor Niland, the fourth ranked singles player in the nation, in tomorrow's quarterfinals.

Wan had an impressive day as he beat Garrett Snyder of USC, 6-0, 6-3, in the Round of 32, then came back to defeat Mathieu Dehaine of UCLA, who is ranked 102nd in the country, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the Round of 16. Wan will play Alex Slovic, the 53rd ranked player in the nation, in tomorrow's quarterfinals.

In the Pac-10 Invitational, Blake Muller and Phil Kao advanced to tomorrow's quarterfinals. Both had a bye in the Round of 32 and won their match in the Round of 16. Muller beat Michael Ricks of Washington, 6-4, 7-5, and Kao scored a 6-4, 6-4 win over Nathan Cochrane of Arizona.

Pac-10 Championships
Ojai, Calif.

Singles - Main Draw
Round of 32
James Pade (S) d. Thomas Bieri (ORE), 6-1, 6-4
#17 Matt Bruch (S) d. Daniel Sebescan (Cal), 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
James Wan (S) d. Garrett Snyder (USC), 6-0, 6-3
#22 KC Corkery (S) d. Lennart Maack (Cal), 6-1, 6-2

Round of 16
James Pade (S) d. Daniel Chu (Wash), 6-3, 6-2
Matt Bruch (S) d. Bruno Alcala (Ariz), 6-3, 7-6 (5)
James Wan (S) d. #102 Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA), 7-6 (4), 6-3
KC Corkery (S) d. Kaes Van't Hof (USC), 7-6, 6-3

Singles - Invitational
Round of 32
Vladmir Pino (ORE) d. Dave Ryan (S), 6-3, 6-3

Round of 16
Blake Muller (S) d. Michael Ricks (Wash), 6-4, 7-5
Phil Kao (S) d. Nathan Cochrane (Ariz), 6-4, 6-4
Dean Wallace (Cal) d. Chris Rasmussen (S), 6-3, 6-2
Andy Kuharszky (Wash) d. Jon Wong (S), 7-5, 7-6

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