Four Through To Quarters On Opening Day Of Pac-10 Championships

April 22, 2010

Pac-10 Championships Tournament Central

OJAI, Calif.- Four Stanford players punched their ticket to the singles quarterfinal round on Thursday afternoon during the opening day of the Pac-10 Championships.

Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher are through on the men's side, while Stacey Tan and Hilary Barte will face each other in the women's draw.

Klahn, Stanford's top player who is also ranked No. 12 in the country, pounded Oregon's Nico Bjerke 6-2, 6-1 before outlasting UCLA's Max Ta Ba Truong 4-6, 7-6 (10), 6-2. Thacher cruised in both of his matches, defeating Oregon's Rick Mortera 6-1, 6-3 and Washington's Martin Kildahl 6-3, 6-2.

Alex Clayton picked up a 6-4, 6-3 win over Arizona's Borja Malo in the opening round before dropping a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 decision to UCLA's Matt Brookyln in his next match. Richard Wire also won his first match (6-4, 6-4 over Arizona's Ravid Hazi) before falling 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 to UCLA's Nick Meister.

Walker Kehrer and Matt Kandath are into the quarterfinal round of the Invitational division.

On the women's side, Barte and Tan won two matches apiece and will square off in one of four quarterfinal tilts tomorrow. Ranked No. 4 in the nation, Barte cruised past Washington's Lina Xu 6-1, 6-2 and Washington State's Luda Vasilieva 6-0, 6-1. Tan edged UCLA's Stephanie Hoffpauir 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in her debut match before notching a 6-3, 7-5 triumph over California's Kasia Siwosz 6-3, 7-5.

Mallory Burdette, Lindsay Burdette and Carolyn McVeigh all passed their first round tests before dropping their second round match.

In the Invitational division, Jennifer Yen downed Arizona's Jane Huh 6-2, 6-4 but was upended 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 by California's Tayler Davis in her next match.

Play resumes Friday morning, highlighted by the start of doubles.

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