Stanford Men's Tennis Results

Oct. 20, 2006

Taube Tennis CenterOctober 20, 2006

Stanford Men's Tennis had a strong showing during the first day of competition in the ITA Northwest Regional, held at the Taube Tennis Center. Seven out of Stanford's nine participants survived the Round of 128, advancing to the Round of 64, including Kevin Kaiser, Eric McKean, Paul Morrissey, Chris Rasmussen, David Ryan, Blake Muller, and Richard Wire. After the balls stopped flying at the end of the first day of action, Stanford had four players advancing to Round of 32, including McKean, Morrissey, Muller, and Wire. The Single's Round of 32 will begin Saturday at 9:45am. In doubles action, the team of Rasmussen and Zeller advanced into the Round of 32. Joining them, after receiving a bye in the Round of 64, are McKean and Wire, along with Morrissey and Muller. The Double's Round of 32 begins Saturday at 8:00am. For more information and daily results regarding this tournament go to the

McKean, a senior from Pacific Palisades, CA, defeated Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong of Santa Clara 6-2; 6-0 in the first round. He then came back in the Round of 64 to defeat Guillaume Tonelli of Nevada 6-3; 6-1, advancing to the Round of 32 where he will face Matt Berry of USF on Saturday at 9:45am.

In the first round, the Morrissey, a freshman from Dublin, Ireland, defeated Ramon Perez of Sacramento St. 6-1; 6-4. Morrissey then earned a hard fought win against Adam Fauvre of Saint Mary's 6-3; 3-6; 6-2. In the Round of 32, Morrissey will face off against Jakub Cech of Fresno State on Saturday at 9:45am.

The No. 9 seed Muller, a sophomore from Santa Barbara, CA, recieved a bye into the Round of 64, where he defeated Hague Van Dillen of Sacramento St. 7-6 (6); 6-1. In the Round of 32 he will be taking on Joel Kusnierz of Saint Mary's on Saturday at 9:45am.

The No. 7 seed Wire, a freshman from Loughton, Essex, England, recieved a bye into the Round of 64, where he defeated Roman Dojcak of Gonzaga in straight sets, 6-1; 6-2. Wire will take on Mike Ricks of Washington in the Round of 32 on Saturday at 9:45am.

Rasmussen and Zeller make up a solid doubles team, defeating Rob Foy and Darryn Young of Cal Poly, 8-5 in the Round of 64. In the Round of 32, they will face Alan Kelly and Chase Oliphant of Pacific. The doubles team of Morrissey and Muller, seeded No.7, recieved a bye in the Round of 64, advancing to the Round of 32, where they will be facing Roman Dojcak and Brett Womack of Gonzaga. Also receiving a bye into the Round of 32 is the No. 6 seeded team of McKean and Wire. They will take on Matt Baca and Kyle Roybal of Cal Poly.

Also today, Stanford's Phil Kao was defeated in the Round of 128 by Derek Drabble of Washington, 6-1; 6-7 (2); 6-3. Jeff Zeller also lost to in the Round 128 to Charles Irie of Fresno St., 6-2; 6-2. Losing in the Round of 64 were Ryan and Rasmussen. Ryan was defeated by Andy Kuharsky of Washington 6-2; 6-2, while Rasmussen lost in a hard fought match to Gabriel Loredo of Sacramento St., 6-2; 4-6; 6-3.

SinglesRound of 128Kevin Kaiser (S) d. Asaf Cohen (USF), 7-5;6-2Derek Drabble (Washington) d. Phil Kao (S), 6-1; 6-7 (2); 6-3Eric McKean (S) d. Kenzo Hirakawa-Wong (Santa Clara), 6-2; 6-0Paul Morrissey (S) d. Ramon Perez (Sacramento St.), 6-1; 6-4Chris Rasmussen (S) d. Geoff Embry (Oregon),6-4; 6-4David Ryan (S) d. Brett Womack (Gonzaga),Charles Irie (Fresno St.) d. Jeff Zeller (S), 6-2; 6-2Blake Muller (S) ByeRichard Wire (S) Bye

Round of 64Marco Verdasco (Oregon) d. Kevin Kaiser (S), 6-3; 6-7 (5); 6-4Eric McKean (S) d. Guillaume Tonelli (Nevada), 6-3; 6-1Paul Morrissey (S) d. Adam Fauvre (Saint Mary's), 6-3; 3-6; 6-2Gabriel Loredo (Sacramento St.) d. Chris Rasmussen (S), 6-2; 4-6; 6-3Andy Kuharsky (Washington) d. David Ryan (S), 6-2; 6-2Blake Muller (S) d. Hague Van Dillen (Sacramento St.), 7-6 (6); 6-1Richard Wire (S) d. Roman Dojcak (Gonzaga), 6-1; 6-2

DoublesRound of 64Patrik Fischer / Mike Ricks (Washington) d. Kevin Kaiser / David Ryan (S), 8-3Chris Rasmussen / Jeff Zeller (S) d. Rob Foy / Darryn Young (Cal Poly), 8-5Eric McKean / Richard Wire (S) ByePaul Morrissey / Blake Muller (S) Bye

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