Bradley Klahn Aims For NCAA Singles Championship Monday
May 30, 2010
ATHENS, Ga.- Bradley Klahn will play for a singles title on Monday at 11 a.m. PT at the 2010 NCAA Men's Tennis Championships.
Ranked No. 13 in the country and one of eight No. 9-16 seeds in the postseason draw, Klahn will be opposed by Austen Childs of Louisville, ranked No. 19 in the nation.
Klahn reached the championship match after posting a 6-2, 6-2 win over Duke's Henrique Cunha, the nation's No. 2 player and the top overall seed in the singles tournament. Klahn and Cunha have not matched up this year.
One year after being ousted in the first round of the same event, Klahn has looked extremely sharp during his run to the championship.
The Cardinal sophomore is bidding to become Stanford's first NCAA Singles champion since Alex Kim in 2000.
Stanford has produced 13 collegiate singles champions in school history overall and eight since the NCAA adopted its current format in 1977 (1977- Matt Mitchell, 1978- John McEnroe, 1981- Tim Mayotte, 1986- Dan Goldie, 1991- Jared Palmer, 1992- Alex O' Brien, 1998- Bob Bryan and 2000- Alex Kim).
Meanwhile, Klahn and partner Ryan Thacher were eliminated in the doubles draw. Klahn and Thacher dropped a hard-fought 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7) decision to Virginia's Drew Courtney and Michael Shabaz on Sunday in the semifinals.
No. 13 Bradley Klahn at the 2010 NCAA Singles Championship
May 26- First Round: d. No. 59 Artem Baradach (SMU) 6-3, 6-2
May 27- Second Round: d. No. 36 Boris Conkic (Tennessee) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
May 28- Round of 16: d. No. 4 Guillermo Gomez (Georgia Tech) 6-4, 6-4
May 29- Quarterfinals: d. No. 33 Marcel Thiemann (Mississippi) 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4
May 30- Semifinals: d. No. 2 Henrique Cunha (Duke) 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 Bradley Klahn/Ryan Thacher at the 2010 NCAA Doubles Championship
May 27- First Round: d. No. 12 Boris Conkic/Rhyne Williams (Tennessee) 6-2, 6-2
May 28- Round of 16: d. No. 31 Jason Jung/Evan King (Michigan) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
May 29- Quarterfinals: d. No. 18 Andrei Daescu/Costin Paval (Oklahoma) 6-2, 7-6 (9)
May 30- Semifinals lost to No. 14 Drew Courtney/Michael Shabaz (Virginia) 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7)