Stanford Tennis Well-Represented Among 2009 USTA Summer Collegiate Team
June 19, 2009
STANFORD, Calif.- The Stanford men's and women's tennis programs will be well-represented among the 2009 USTA Summer Collegiate Team, with Bradley Klahn competing on the men's squad and Hilary Barte and Lindsay Burdette participating on the women's team.
Twenty-four of the nation's top men's and women's collegiate tennis players comprise the 2009 USTA Summer Collegiate Team, administered by the USTA and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
The USTA Summer Collegiate Team is an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players that began in 1996 and is funded by the USTA. It is designed to provide college players with valuable exposure to the USTA Pro Circuit in a team-oriented environment during the summer months.
In addition to competing on the USTA Pro Circuit, USTA Player Development will host two Pro Tour Transition camps - one for the men, one for the women - for the selected players. The men's camp will be held June 20-23 in Boca Raton, Fla., while the women's camp will be conducted July 6-9 in Atlanta.
The 2009 ITA National Rookie of the Year, Klahn was also the Pac-10 singles and doubles champion in his first season. He finished the season with a No. 32 national ranking, was awarded a berth in the NCAA Singles Championship and put together a 35-9 overall record (20-5 in duals, 19-8 vs. nationally-ranked opponents) while playing mainly at the Nos. 1 and 2 spots. Klahn is the only freshman in conference history to claim three different Pac-10 Player of the Week awards.
Barte earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles for the second consecutive season and was named the 2009 Pac-10 Player of the Year. She advanced to the NCAA Championships in both singles and doubles, reaching the round of 16 in singles and earning a runner-up finish in doubles with Burdette. Ranked No. 7 in the country in singles and No. 8 in the nation in doubles, Barte led team with 35-6 overall record, playing all matches at the No. 1 spot (23-6 against nationally-ranked opponents).
A three-time All-American, Burdette teamed with Barte for a runner-up finish in doubles at the NCAA Championships. The duo wrapped up the 2008-09 campaign with records of 27-8 (overall) and 20-4 (duals) while posting a season-best 13-match winning streak. Burdette finished 21-10 overall and 17-6 in duals during singles competition, earning a No. 89 final national ranking.
The top six American players from the season-ending ITA national singles rankings are eligible for automatic selections, with up to three additional spots held for the highest-ranked American doubles team and the top American finisher at the NCAA Championships. The remaining players on each team were selected by USTA Player Development staff in conjunction with USTA National Coaches, ITA staff and current collegiate coaches. Eighteen of the players selected received 2009 All-American honors.