Klahn Pulls Off Upset Of No. 7 Farah, In Pac-10 Singles Championship
April 25, 2009
OJAI, Calif. - Stanford's No. 48 Bradley Klahn stymied USC's Robert Farah for a second time at the 2009 Pac-10 Championships, upsetting the seventh-ranked player 6-2, 7-5 today to advance to the championship singles final a day after he knocked Farah out of the doubles competition.
The freshman sensation now has a date with Farah's doubles teammate, No. 67 Steve Johnson, who defeated sophomore No. 20 Alex Clayton in the other semifinal 6-4, 6-3, to determine the Pac-10 singles champion tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.
In other singles action, sophomore Greg Hirshman fell to UCLA's Eugen Brazdil, 7-6(4), 6-4, in an invitational singles semifinal to end the Cardinal's participation in that bracket.
Klahn has a chance to join Alex O'Brien (1992), Sam Warburg (2005), and Matt Bruch (2007) as the fourth Stanford player in program history to achieve the Pac-10 double, as he and his partner freshman Ryan Thacher (ranked No. 45) defeated Washington's No. 61 Derek Drabble and Martin Kildahl in one of the championship bracket semifinals 8-3 and move on to tomorrow's final at 12:30 p.m.
In the invitational doubles bracket, Hirshman and senior Jeff Zeller advanced to the final after trouncing USC's Jason McNaughton and Daniel Gliner 8-1. The pair will play the final aginst another Trojan duo, Matt Kecki and Andrew Kells, tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.
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