Bruch, Corkery and Wan Advance to Semifinals at Pac-10 Championships

April 28, 2006

The semifinals of the Pac-10 Individual Championships will include three Cardinal players as Matt Bruch, KC Corkery and James Wan each advanced with quarterfinal wins today in Ojai, Calif. Bruch will face Conor Niland of Cal in one semifinal while Wan and Corkery will square off against each other in the other semifinal match.

In doubles competition, Corkery and James Pade, the 15th ranked doubles team in the country, advanced to tomorrow's semifinals after beating Bruno Alcala and Peter Zimmer of Arizona, 8-4, in the Round of 16 and Kaes Van't Hof and Dejan Cvetkovic of USC, 8-4, in the quarterfinals.

Bruch, ranked 17th nationally, won his quarterfinal match over Jonathan Kinsella of ASU, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3, setting up a semifinal match against Cal's Connor, the fourth ranked player in the country. Connor knocked out Stanford's James Pade, 6-3, 6-3, in a quarterfinal match. Corkery, ranked 22nd, advanced after beating Jeff Groslimond of Arizona, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. Wan took over four hours to beat Alex Slovic of Washington, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (8)

In the Pac-10 Invitational competition, the Cardinal's Blake Muller and Phil Kao advanced to the semifinals tomorrow while Jon Wong was beaten in today's quarterfinal round. Kao teamed with Chris Rasmussen in doubles play to beat UCLA's Jaysen Chung and Jason Nguyen, 9-7, to advance to tomorrow's semifinal round. Wong and James Wan lost their quarterfinal match today 8-4 to Whit Livingston and Nathan Stadler of USC.

Pac-10 Championships

Singles - Main Draw
#4 Conor Niland (Cal) d. James Pade (S), 6-3, 6-3
#17 Matt Bruch (S) d. #83 Jonathan Kinsella (ASU), 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
James Wan (S) d. #53 Alex Slovic (Wash), 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (8)
#22 KC Corkery (S) d. Jeff Groslimond (Ariz), 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Doubles - Main Draw
Round of 16
Matt Bruch/Blake Muller (S) d. Vladmir Pino/Markus Schiller (Ore), 8-5
#15 KC Corkery/James Pade (S) d. Bruno Alcala/Peter Zimmer (Ariz), 8-4

#15 KC Corkery/James Pade (S) d. Kaes Van't Hof/Dejan Cvetkovic (USC), 8-4
Philipp Gruendler/Ben Kohlloeffel (UCLA) d. Matt Bruch/Blake Muller (S), 9-7

Singles - Invitational
Blake Muller (S) d. Vladmir Pino (Ore), 6-2, 6-1
Phil Kao (S) d. Klaus Jank (Wash), 6-2, 7-5
Jeremy Drean (UCLA) d. Jon Wong (S), 6-3, 6-2

Doubles - Invitational
Whit Livingston/Nathan Stadler (USC) d. James Wan/Jon Wong (S), 8-4
Phil Kao/Chris Rasmussen (S) d. Jaysen Chung/Jason Nguyen (UCLA), 9-7

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