No. 15 Men's Tennis Dispatches No. 28 Michigan, 5-2

March 25, 2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich.- No. 15 Stanford completed a sweep of its two-game Midwest road swing on Thursday afternoon, defeating No. 28 Michigan 5-2 for its third consecutive victory.

Two days after downing No. 11 Illinois 4-3, Stanford (10-3, 0-0 Pac-10) picked up another victory over a nationally-ranked opponent in Michigan (5-7, 1-0 Big Ten).

Stanford opened the match in convincing fashion, sweeping all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 advantage.

The Cardinal then posted three quick singles victories, extending its lead to 4-0 and securing the match. Inserted into the starting lineup at the No. 6 spot two days ago, Denis Lin put Stanford ahead 2-0 with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Chris Cha. Bradley Klahn made it 3-0 with his 21st victory of the year, besting Evan King 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 1 position.

Ryan Thacher provided the clincher on court three, winning 6-2, 7-6 (7).

The remaining three matches featured Michigan victories on courts two and five before Richard Wire collected Stanford's fifth point with a 6-3, 6-7 (10), 1-0 (10-6) triumph at the No. 4 spot.

Stanford is back in action on Saturday, Mar. 27, against No. 32 Arizona at 1 p.m.

No. 15 Stanford 5, No. 28 Michigan 2

DOUBLES

1) No. 2 Klahn/Thacher (STAN) d. No. 46 Navas/Sroczynski (MICH) 8-7 (3)
2) No. 30 Clayton/Wire (STAN) d. No. 52 Jung/King (MICH) 8-5
3) Lin/Kandath (STAN) d. Cha/Madden (MICH) 8-3
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

SINGLES

1) No. 8 Bradley Klahn (STAN) d. No. 103 Evan King (MICH) 6-3, 6-4
2) No. 42 Jason Jung (MICH) d. No. 35 Alex Clayton (STAN) 6-3, 6-3
3) No. 65 Ryan Thacher (STAN) d. Mike Sroczynski (MICH) 6-2, 7-6 (7)
4) Richard Wire (STAN) d. George Navas (MICH) 6-3, 6-7 (10), 1-0 (10-6)
5) Chris Madden (MICH) d. Greg Hirshman (STAN) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3
6) Denis Lin (STAN) d. Chris Cha (MICH) 6-3, 6-3
Order of Finish: 6, 1, 3, 2, 5, 4

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