No. 7 Stanford Advances All 3 Pairs To Quarterfinals At Pacific Coast Doubles Tournament

March 3, 2006

La Jolla, Calif. - The seventh-ranked Cardinal advanced all three of its doubles teams to the quarterfinals of the Pacific Coast Doubles Tournament on Friday with an impressive 6-0 day. The pairs of Muller/Pade, Wan/Wong, and Kao/Ryan each posted wins in the 2nd and 3rd rounds to complete the perfect showing for the Cardinal.

In second round action, freshman Blake Muller (Santa Barbara, CA) and junior James Pade (Woodside, CA) defeated Fresno State's Jakub Cech and Rudy Siwy, 6-2, 6-3. Meanwhile, junior James Wan (Woodbury, NY) and senior Jon Wong (Los Altos, CA) beat Pepperdine's Troy Aiken and Oliver Hyams, 6-2, 6-1. Junior David Ryan (Los Angeles, CA) and freshman Ken Kao (Cupertino, CA) also topped Claremont McKenna's Guillaume Schils and Lawrence Wang, 6-1, 6-7, 7-5.

In the third round, both Muller/Pade and Ryan/Kao pulled out close victories, with Muller/Pade outlasting Rice's Ralph Knupfer and Filip Zivojinovic, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4, and Ryan/Kao bouncing back from a tough first set to beat USC's Johan Berg and Dejan Cvetkovic, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2. Wan/Wong defeated Notre Dame's Eric Langenkamp and Andrew Roth, 6-3, 6-4 to round out the perfect day for the Cardinal.

All three pairs will be in action in Saturday's quarterfinals round.

Stanford Men's Tennis ResultsMarch 3, 2006At La Jolla, CALa Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

117th Pacific Coast Doubles Championship

Second Round

Blake Muller/James Pade (S) d. Jakub Cech/Rudy Siwy (Fresno St.), 6-2, 6-3
James Wan/Jon Wong (S) d. Troy Aiken/Oliver Hyams (Pepperdine), 6-2, 6-1
Ken Kao/David Ryan (S) d. Guillame Schils/Lawrence Wang (Claremont McKenna), 6-1, 6-7, 7-5

Third Round

Blake Muller/James Pade (S) d. Ralph Knupfer/Filip Zivojinovic (Rice), 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
James Wan/Jon Wong (S) d. Eric Langenkamp/Andrew Roth (Notre Dame) 6-3, 6-4
Ken Kao/David Ryan (S) d. Johan Berg/Dejan Cvetkovic, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2

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