Bruch, Pade Advance to Third Round of Sherwood Cup

Jan. 13, 2006

Freshman Matt Bruch and junior James Pade each won two matches in today's Sherwood Collegiate Cup to advance to tomorrow's third round. Junior James Wan won his opening round match, but lost in the second round. The tournament continues through Monday at the Sherwood Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif.

Bruch, who is ranked fourth in the nation, won both his matches in straight sets. He beat USC's Nathan Stadler 6-2, 6-2 in the opening round, then came back later in the day to defeat Vladimir Portnov of Baylor, 7-5, 6-4. Pade began the day with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over John Reckewey of Baylor, then beat Degan Cvegkovic of USC in the second round, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

Wan was the only other Cardinal to win a first round match today, beating Garrett Snyder of USC, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. He was then defeated in the second round by Lars Poerschke of Baylor, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Losing opening round matches today were Jon Wong, Phil Kao, Jeff Zeller, Chris Rasmussen and Blake Muller.

Sherwood Collegiate CupSherwood Country ClubWestlake Village, CA

SinglesFirst RoundLars Poerschke (Baylor) d. Jon Wong (S), 6-4, 6-3James Wan (S) d. Garrett Snyder (USC), 2-6, 6-4, 6-3Mathieu Behaine (UCLA) d. Phil Kao (S), 6-4, 6-3Darren Bedart (USC) d. Jeff Zeller (S), inj.Geremy Dream (UCLA) d. Chris Rasmussen (S), 6-3, 7-6Mapija Zgaga (Baylor) d. Blake Muller (S), 6-2, 6-7, 6-2James Pade (S) d. John Reckewey (Baylor), 6-1, 7-5Matt Bruch (S) d. Nathan Stadler (USC), 6-2, 6-2

Second RoundMatt Bruch (S) d. Vladimir Portnov (Baylor), 7-5, 6-4James Pade (S) d. Degan Cvegkovic (USC), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5Lars Poerschke (Baylor) d. James Wan (S), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

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