Bruch Moves On to Pac-10 Semifinals

April 27, 2007

Matt Bruch continued his march to a second straight Pac-10 singles title by defeating Kaes Van'T Hof of USC in a quarterfinal match at the Pacific-10 Conference Individual Championships in Ojai. Bruch, the defending conference singles champion, also teamed with Blake Muller to win two doubles matches and advance to tomorrow's semifinals.

Bruch handed Van'T Hof, the No. 67 ranked player in the country, a 7-6, 6-3 defeat. He will play in the semifinals tomorrow beginning at 11:00 am against Pierre Mouillon of Cal, the No. 30 ranked player in the nation. The other semifinal match will pit Alex Slovic of Washington against Juan Carlos Rebaza of Arizona State. The winners of tomorrow's semifinals will meet for the conference championship Sunday at 11:00 am.

In doubles, Bruch and Muller, the No. 12 ranked doubles team in the country, won a Round of 16 and quarterfinal match to advance to tomorrow's semifinals. The Cardinal duo first beat Jason Labrosse and Peter Zimmer of Arizona, 8-1 in the round of 16. Later, they handed . Mathieu Dehaine and Jeremy Drean of UCLA an 8-5 defeat in the quarterfinal match.

In the Invitational bracket, Eric McKean and David Ryan won two doubles matches to advance to the semifinals. Jeff Zeller also advanced to the semifinals as he and partner Andrew Eklov of UCLA won a pair of matches, the last won on a walk-over due to injury.

Ryan was beaten in a quarterfinal match in the Invitational singles competition by Jason McNaughton of USC, 6-4, 6-1

Pacific-10 Individual Championships
April 27, 2007
Libbey Park
Ojai, CA

Men's Singles Championship
Matt Bruch (STAN) def. #67 Kaes Van't Hof (USC), 7-6, 6-3

Men's Doubles Championship
Round of 16
#12 Blake Muller/ Matt Bruch (STAN) def. Jason Labrosse/Peter Zimmer (ARIZ), 8-1
Bruno Alcala/Ravid Hazi (ARIZ) def. Paul Morrissey/Richard Wire (STAN), 8-5

#12 Blake Muller/ Matt Bruch (STAN) def. Mathieu Dehaine/Jeremy Drean (UCLA), 8-5

Men's Invitational Singles Championship
Jason McNaughton (USC) def. David Ryan (STAN), 6-4, 6-1

Men's Invitational Doubles Championship
Round of 16
Eric McKean/David Ryan (STAN) def. David Chu/Andy Gerst (WASH), 8-3
Jeff Zeller (STAN)/Andrew Eklov (UCLA) def. Milos Romic/Francois VanderMerwe (ARIZ), 9-8

Eric McKean/David Ryan (STAN) def. Adam Loucks/Jason McNaughton (USC), 8-6
Jeff Zeller (STAN)/Andrew Eklov (UCLA) def. Whit Livingston/Garrett Snyder (USC), WO (inj.)