Aspelin Headlines Olympic Success for Past ITA Players
Former Pepperdine ITA All-America Simon Aspelin earned silver medal honors over the weekend in men's doubles at the Beijing Olympics. Aspelin and Swedish partner Thomas Johansson lost to Switzerland's Roger Federer and Stanislas Warwinka, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, on Saturday in the gold-medal match.
 
A 2007 U.S. Open champ in doubles, Aspelin earned ITA All-America honors all four years as a Wave from 1994-97.
 
Two other past college stars got to the medal stand in men's doubles. Stanford's 1998 NCAA champs Mike and Bob Bryan captured bronze for the United States, topping Michael Llodra and Arnaud Clement of France 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. 
 
American James Blake (Harvard) just missed out on Olympic bronze in men's singles, falling to Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-3, 7-6 (4). Blake upset Federer in the Olympic quarterfinals for the first time in his career, but ended the tournament with back-to-back losses.
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