Ryan's victory leads Stanford past Santa Clara 4-3

April 4, 2007

Stanford held off Santa Clara for their 3rd win in their last four matches with a 4-3 victory at Taube Tennis Center. This is the second match of four this week for the Cardinal and they have now won both matches so far.

Stanford started the match by taking the first point by sweeping the doubles matches. In what was a very closely contested doubles match Stanford took the point after Richard Wire and Matt Bruch closed out their match over Jan Macek and Kevin McQuaid 8-4. In what wasn't as close, Richard Wire and Blake Muller defeated Robert Gallman and Blane Shields 8-6. In what was the tightest match of the day, Eric McKean and Kevin Kaiser defeated Brian Brogan and Jay Wong

In the singles matches Richard Wire continued his strong play and defeated Jan Mackey by the score of 6-3, 7-6. With this Stanford enjoyed a 2-0 lead but that evaporated quickly when Blane Shields defeated Paul Morrissey 6-2, 6-2 and Brian Brogan defeated Eric McKean 6-2, 6-1. With the score briefly tied at 2-2, Kevin Kaiser defeated Robert Gallman 6-2, 7-5 and Stanford once again held a 3-2 overall lead. Santa Clara then matched the score with Jay Wong's victory over Blake Muller 6-1, 6-7, 7-6. It all came down to the match between David Ryan and Tommy Hicks, which David Ryan was able to win 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Stanford improved to 6-11 overall and Santa Clara dropped to 14-6. Richard Wire won his fifth match in six appearances as Stanford won its third match the last four times out.

Stanford takes it to the road this weekend when they play at Oregon this Friday, April 6th at 1:30PM. They continue their road trip to Seattle the next day Saturday, April 7th when they face off against Washington at 1:00 PM.

Non-Conference: Stanford 4, Santa Clara 3

April 4, 2007
Taube Tennis Center
Stanford, CA

Doubles (Stanford wins doubles point)
1. Matt Bruch / Blake Muller (S) d. Jan Macek / Kevin McQuaid(SCU), 8-4
2. Richard Wire / Paul Morrissey (S) d. Robert Gallman / Blane Shields (SCU), 8-6
3. Eric McKean / Kevin Kaiser (S) d. Brian Brogan / Jay Wong (SCU), 9-8 (tiebreaker)

Singles1. No. 110 Richard Wire (S) Jan Macek (SCU), 6-3, 7-6
2. Brian Brogan (SCU) d. Eric McKean (S) 6-2, 6-1
3. Jay Wong (SCU) d. Blake Muller (S), 6-1, 6-7, 7-6
4. Kevin Kaiser (S) Robert Gallman (SCU), 6-2, 7-5
5. Blane Shields (SCU) d. Paul Morrissey (S), 6-2, 6-2
6. David Ryan (S) d. Tommy Hicks (SCU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Records: Stanford (6-11), San Diego (14-6)

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