Stanford goes 5-2 in opening round play at the ITA Regional Championships

Oct. 12, 2007

Seattle, WA - Cardinal singles players won five matches and lost two today while the three doubles teams had yet to play on the opening day of the ITA Regional Championship tournament at the University of Washington's Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle. Stanford was led by second seeded sophomore Richard Wire's defeat of Portland's Evan Schleining 6-4, 6-2, and ninth seeded junior Blake Muller, who cruised to a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Dan Elefant of UC Davis in the round of 64.

Sophomore Kevin Kaiser joins Muller and Wire in the round of 32 after a comeback win over Mitch Del Rosario from the University of San Francisco 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Also moving on is freshman Ted Kelly, who in his first match wearing the Cardinal beat Portland's Dillon Pottish 7-5, 6-4.

In the round of 128 freshman Greg Hirshman handled Roman Dojack of Gonzaga 6-1, 6-2 before losing to ninth seeded Kiryl Harbatsiuk of Sacramento State later that day. Junior Jeff Zeller lost his opening round match to David Chu of Washington 6-2,6-0.

The ITA Regional Championships is the opening tournament for all but Wire, Bruch and Muller, who are fresh off tournament play at the All-American Championships in Tulsa. The ITA Regional Championships stretches from today until its conclusion Tuesday, October 16.

ITA Regional Championships
University of Washington
Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center
Seattle, WA
October 12 -16

Men's Singles

Round of 32
Tommorow - 8 a.m. PST

Ted Kelly (S) vs. (1) Pierre Mouillon (Cal)
Kevin Kaiser (S) vs. (9) Kallim Stewart (Cal)
Richard Wire (2) (S) vs. Ric Mortera (Cal)
Blake Muller (9) (S) vs. Derek Drabble (Washington)

Men's Doubles

Round of 32
Tommorow 8 a.m. PST

Ted Kelly and Blake Muller (S) (1) vs. Justin Garcia and Henri Landes (UC Davis)
Greg Hirshman and Richard Wire (S) (5) vs. Torin Ching and Rainer Nachbauer (San Francisco)
Kevin Kaiser and Jeff Zeller (S) vs. Xavier Barajas-Smith and Holden Ching (Sacramento State)

Today's Results

Round of 64
Kevin Kaiser (S) d. Mitch Del Rosario (San Francisco) 3-6; 6-3; 6-2
(9) Kiryl Harbatsiuk (Sacramento St.) d. Greg Hirshman (S) 6-3; 6-3
(9) Blake Muller (S) d. Dan Elefant (UC Davis) 6-4; 6-0
Ted Kelly (S) d. Dillon Pottish (Portland) 7-5; 6-4
(2) Richard Wire (S) d. Evan Schleining (Portland)

Round of 128
Greg Hirshman (S) d. Roman Dojcak (Gonzaga) 6-1; 6-2
David Chu (Washington) d. Jeff Zeller (S) 6-2; 6-0

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