Cardinal send two singles, three doubles teams to sweet 16 at ITA Regional Championships
Oct. 13, 2007
Seattle, WA - True freshman Ted Kelly led the Cardinal charge today with his upset victory over one seed Pierre Mouillon from Cal, providing the exclamation point to Stanford's 5-0 sweep in singles and doubles play today in the ITA Regional Championship tournament at the University of Washington's Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle. Ninth seeded junior Blake Muller joins Kelly in the round of 16, complimenting all three Stanford doubles teams in the sweet 16 after their wins today.
Top seeded Kelly and Muller cruised to victory over Justin Garcia and Henri Landes of UC Davis 8-4, while fifth seeded Greg Hirshman and sophomore Richard Wire beat Torin Ching and Rainer Nachbauer from the University of San Francisco 8-4. Stanford's final doubles team of sophomore Kevin Kaiser and junior Jeff Zeller eked out a 9-8 victory over Xavier Barajas-Smith Holden Ching of Sacramento State.
In singles play Muller and Derek Drabble of Washington were tied at one set apiece with Drabble leading 4-3 in the third before Drabble was forced to retire due to injury. Kelly lost the first set to Mouillon 6-7, but was able to come back and soundly defeat him in the second and third scoring consecutive 6-3 sets. Mouillon came into the season as the 14th ranked singles player in the country.
Kelly advances to play Tobias Obenaus of Washington and Muller will face Bozhidar Katzarov of Cal in the round of 16. Doubles team Kelly-Muller play Asaf Cohen and Mitch Del Rosario of San Francisco, Hirshman-Wire square off against Achim Christner and Marek Dvorak of Saint Mary's and Kaiser-Zeller play fifth seeded Francisco Gallardo and Marco Verdasco from Oregon.
Second seeded Wire and Kaiser will play their round of 32 singles matches tommorrow. Play continues at the ITA Regional Championships until the championship Tuesday, October 16.
ITA Regional Championships
University of Washington
Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center
October 12 -16
Doubles Round of 16
Tommorrow 8 a.m.
Ted Kelly and Blake Muller (S) (1) vs. Asaf Cohen and Mitch Del Rosario (San Francisco)
Greg Hirshman and Richard Wire (S) (5) vs. Achim Christner and Marek Dvorak (Saint Mary's)
Kevin Kaiser and Jeff Zeller (S) vs. (5) Francisco Gallardo and Marco Verdasco (Oregon)
Men's SinglesRound of 32
Men's DoublesRound of 32
Ted Kelly and Blake Muller (S) (1) d. Justin Garcia and Henri Landes (UC Davis) 8-3
Greg Hirshman and Richard Wire (S) (5) d. Torin Ching and Rainer Nachbauer (San Francisco) 8-4
Kevin Kaiser and Jeff Zeller (S) d. Xavier Barajas-Smith and Holden Ching (Sacramento State) 9-8
Singles 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)
Singles 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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