No. 9 Men's Tennis Punches Ticket To National Team Indoors

Jan. 30, 2010

STANFORD, Calif.- No. 9 Stanford posted its second shutout of the season on Saturday afternoon, blanking No. 45 Oklahoma 7-0 in a second round match during ITA Kick-Off Weekend.

With the victory, the Cardinal (3-0) punches its ticket to the National Team Indoor Championships, slated for Feb. 12-15 in Charlottesville, Va.

One day after defeating No. 57 UNC Wilmington 6-1, Stanford looked equally sharp against Oklahoma.

The Cardinal wasted little time in capturing the doubles point, garnering wins at the Nos. 1 and 3 positions. Stanford's top doubles pair and the nation's No. 1 team of Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher improved to 16-2 overall following an 8-2 rout of Oklahoma's Ionut Beleleu and David Pultr.

Stanford went on to sweep all six singles matches, with Richard Wire providing the clincher for the second day in a row with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Pultr at the No. 4 spot.

Meanwhile, Alex Clayton faced deficits of 3-0 and 3-1 in the first two sets, respectively, but rallied for a 6-3, 7-5 win over Beleleu at No. 2.

Matt Kandath (6-3, 6-3 win at No. 5) and Greg Hirshman (6-2, 6-1 win at No. 6) also cruised in straight-sets.

Stanford is back in action on Saturday, Feb. 6, hosting Hawai'i at 1 p.m.

No. 9 Stanford 7, No. 45 Oklahoma 0

DOUBLES
1) No. 1 Klahn/Thacher (STAN) d. Beleleu/Pultr (OKLA) 8-2
2) Clayton/Wire (STAN) led Daescu/Blake Boswell (OKLA) 7-6, susp.
3) Kandath/Lin (STAN) d. Formentera/Paval (OKLA) 8-3
Order of Finish: 3, 1

SINGLES
1) No. 54 Bradley Klahn (STAN) d. No. 10 Andrei Daescu (OKLA) 6-2, 7-6 (11)
2) No. 37 Alex Clayton (STAN) d. No. 59 Ionut Beleleu (OKLA) 6-3, 7-5
3) Ryan Thacher (STAN) d. No. 69 Costin Paval (OKLA) 6-0, 6-7 (4), 1-0 (12-10)
4) Richard Wire (STAN) d. David Pultr (OKLA) 6-3, 7-5
5) Matt Kandath (STAN) d. Lawrence Formentera (OKLA) 6-3, 6-3
6) Greg Hirshman (STAN) d. George Chanturia (OKLA) 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

No. 57 UNC Wilmington 5, No. 44 San Diego State 2

DOUBLES
1) Pereira/Ybarra (UNCW) d. Ceban/Gomez (SDSU) 8-5
2) No. 58 Hirsh/Sharma (UNCW) d. Rattenhuber/Vaglietti (SDSU) 8-6
3) Feliz/Schulz van Endert (SDSU) vs. Blank/Ziamtsou (UNCW) 5-5, susp.
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

SINGLES
1) Michael Pereira (UNCW) d. Giovanni Vaglietti (SDSU) 6-7, 6-2, 7-6 (4)
2) Illia Ziamtsou (UNCW) d. Andre Feliz (SDSU) 7-6, 2-6, 6-0
3) No. 114 Juan Gomez (SDSU) d. Kinshuk Sharma (UNCW) 6-3, 6-7, 6-1
4) Ryan Ybarra (UNCW) d. Jakob Kowalski (SDSU) 6-7, 6-4, 6-2
5) Kosta Blank (UNCW) d. Tim Schulz van Endert (SDSU) 6-1, 6-3
6) Luis Rattenhuber (SDSU) d. Max Ando Hirsh (UNCW) 6-1, 6-4
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 3, 4, 2, 1

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