Bruch Advances to Quarterfinals at Pac-10's

April 26, 2007

Sophomore Matt Bruch, the defending Pac-10 singles champion, began defense of his title today by winning two matches and advancing to tomorrow's quarterfinals. Bruch was impressive in winning his Round of 32 and Round of 16 matches in straights sets. The Pacific-10 Individual Championships, held in conjunction with the 107th Ojai Valley Tournament, will continue through Sunday.

Bruch opened the tournament by beating Peter Zimmer of Arizona, 6-2, 6-0. He came back later in the day with another easy victory, this one over Andy Kuharszky of Washington, 6-1, 6-3.

Stanford had three other players competing in the Men's Singles Championship, but all three lost in the Round of 32. Richard Wire was beaten by Gary Sacks of USC, 6-1, 6-2, Jason Labrosse ofArizona handed Blake Muller a 6-4, 6-4 defeat and Eric McKean lost his opening match to Matt Brooklyn of Arizona State, 6-0, 6-1.

In the Pac-10 Invitational Championship, David Ryan advanced to the quarterfinals with two victories today. Ryan beat Cal's John Petit, 6-2, 6-2 in the Round of 32, then defeated Jack Marsh of ASU, 6-1, 6-4 to advance. Paul Morrissey won his Round of 32 match, a 6-2, 6-1 win over Jaysen Chung of UCLA, then lost in the Round of 16 to Adam Loucks of USC, 7-6, 6-3. Jeff Zeller lost his opening round match to Murilo Souza of Arizona State, 6-2, 6-0.

On Friday, in addition to Bruch competing in the singles quarterfinals, and Ryan in the invitational quarters, Stanford will have two teams in the doubles championship and one in the invitational doubles tournament. Bruch and Muller, who are ranked 12th in the country, and Wire and Morrissey will play in the doubles championship while McKean and Ryan will compete in the invitational tournament.

Pacific-10 Individual Championships
April 26, 2007
Libbey Park
Ojai, CA

Men's Singles Championship
Round of 32
Matt Bruch (STAN) def. Peter Zimmer (ARIZ), 6-2, 6-0
Jason Labrosse (ARIZ) def. Blake Muller (STAN), 6-4, 6-4
Gary Sacks (USC) def. Richard Wire (STAN), 6-1, 6-2
Matt Brooklyn (ASU) def. Eric McKean (STAN), 6-0, 6-1

Round of 16
Matt Bruch (STAN) def. Andy Kuharszky (WASH), 6-1, 6-3

Men's Invitational Championship
Round of 32
Murilo Souza (ASU) def. Jeff Zeller (STAN), 6-2, 6-0
David Ryan (STAN) def. John Petit (CAL), 6-2, 6-2
Paul Morrissey (STAN) def. Jaysen Chung (UCLA), 6-2, 6-1

Round of 16
David Ryan (STAN) def. Jack Marsh (ASU), 6-1, 6-4
Adam Loucks (USC) def. Paul Morrissey (STAN), 7-6, 6-3

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