Three doubles teams, Wire advance to quarterfinals in Seattle

Oct. 14, 2007

Seattle, WA - Stanford advanced all three doubles teams to the quarterfinals today while sophomore Richard Wire was the only singles player to win in the ITA Regional Championship tournament at the University of Washington's Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle. Second seeded Wire rolled through Cal's Ken Nakahara 6-0, 6-2, on his way to a quarterfinal matchup with ninth seeded Kallim Stewart, also from Cal.

In doubles the Cardinal went undefeated, sending all three teams to the quarterfinals. Top seeded freshman Ted Kelly and junior Blake Muller dismantled Asaf Cohen and Mitch Del Rosario of San Francisco 8-1. Fifth seeded Wire and freshman Greg Hirshman defeated Achim Christner and Marek Dvorak of Saint Mary's 8-6 while sophomore Kevin Kaiser and junior Jeff Zeller beatFrancisco Gallardo and Marco Verdasco from Oregon by the same score.

All three teams line up to face Cal squads tommorrow, as 7 of the 8 remaining doubles teams are from either Cal or Stanford with the sole exception being Washington's team of Patrik Fischer and Tobias Obenaus. Kelly-Muller take the court against Bozhidar Katsarov and Kallim Stewart, Hirshman-Wire play Zach Gilbert and Ken Nakahara and Kaiser-Zeller square off against second seeded Geoff Chizever and Pedro Zerbini.

After Kelly's upset victory in singles play against top seed Pierre Mouillon yesterday, he fell in three sets to Tobias Obenaus from Washington 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. Ninth seeded Muller will join Kelly in consolation after he fell to Katsarov of Cal 6-0, 6-2, ending his run into the round of 16.

In singles consolation play Saturday Zeller fell to Roman Docjack from Gonzaga 6-3, 6-3 in the round of 64 and in the round of 32 Hirshman defeated Bryan Thorp of Pacific 6-1, 6-1. The ITA Regional Championships continues until Tuesday, October 16.

Upcoming Matches

Doubles Quarterfinals
Tommorrow 8 a.m.

(1) Ted Kelly and Blake Muller (S) vs. Bozhidar Katsarov and Kallim Stewart (Cal)
(5) Greg Hirshman and Richard Wire (S) vs. Zach Gilbert and Ken Nakahara (Cal)
Kevin Kaiser and Jeff Zeller (S) vs. (2) Geoff Chizever and Pedro Zerbini (Cal)

Singles Quarterfinals
Tommorrow 8 a.m.

(2) Richard Wire vs. (9) Kallim Stewart (Cal)

Today's Results

Singles Round of 16

Tobias Obenaus (Washington) d. Ted Kelly (S) 6-1; 3-6; 6-1
Bozhidar Katzarov (Cal) d. (9) Blake Muller (S) 6-3; 6-3
(2) Richard Wire (S) d. Ken Nakahara (Cal) 6-0; 6-2

Doubles Round of 16

(1) Ted Kelly and Blake Muller (S) d. Asaf Cohen and Mitch Del Rosario (San Francisco) 8-1
(5) Greg Hirshman and Richard Wire (S) d. Achim Christner and Marek Dvorak (Saint Mary's) 8-6
Kevin Kaiser and Jeff Zeller (S) d. (5) Francisco Gallardo and Marco Verdasco (Oregon) 8-6

Singles Round of 32
Tommorrow 8 a.m.

(9) Kallim Stewart (Cal) d. Kevin Kaiser (S) 7-6; 6-4
(2) Richard Wire (S) d. Ric Mortera (Cal) 6-0; 6-0

Saturday's Results
Men's Singles Round of 32

Ted Kelly (S) d. (1) Pierre Mouillon (Cal) 6-7; 6-3; 6-3
Blake Muller (9) (S) d. Derek Drabble (Washington) 6-7; 6-4; 3-4 Ret (inj)

Men's Doubles Round of 32

(1) Ted Kelly and Blake Muller (S) d. Justin Garcia and Henri Landes (UC Davis) 8-3
(5) Greg Hirshman and Richard Wire (S) 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

Friday's Results

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


Round of 64
Sat Oct. 13

Roman Docjack (Gonz) d. Jeff Zeller (Stan), 6-3, 6-3

Round of 32
Sat Oct. 13

Greg Hirshman (Stan) d. Bryan Thorp (UP), 6-1, 6-1

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