Tournament Notes

Sweet 16: USC (L, 2-4) - RESULTS, NOTES & QUOTES

Second Round: Pepperdine (W, 4-1)

First Round: Sacramento State (W, 4-0)

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SCHOOL/RECORD: Stanford (20-6) - #9
HEAD COACH/RECORD: John Whitlinger (73-46) *since becoming sole head coach in 2005 season. As an associate head coach with Dick Gould for 18 years, went 397-59 record and claimed nine NCAA team titles.
BEST NCAA FINISH: Have won 15 NCAA Championships (1977, ’78, ’80, ’81, ’83, ’86, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’92, ’95, ’96, ’97, ’98, 2000)

2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Recaptured No. 1 ranking for the first time since 2002.…Bradley Klahn became first freshman to earn three Pac-10 Player of the Week honors in a single season … Reached the semifinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships … Alex Clayton awarded the ITA Sportsmanship Award … Freshman Ryan Thacher and junior Richard Wire named to 2009 ITA National Team Indoor Championship All-Tournament Team … six of the 18 victories this season have been shutout victories … swept the Pac-10 L.A. schools in a single weekend (first time since 2006).

PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: No. 20 Alex Clayton, the 2008 ITA National Rookie of the Year, 2008 ITA All-American and Pac-10 Player and Rookie of the Year … both freshmen (Klahn, Thacher) in the starting singles are lefties …Clayton defeated Klahn in an all-Stanford final to become the ITA Regional singles champion in the fall … Current rankings: No. 20 Alex Clayton, No. 48 Bradley Klahn, No. 121 Richard Wire, No. 35 Blake Muller/Richard Wire, No. 45 Bradley Klahn/Ryan Thacher, No. 76 Matt Bruch/Thacher … at one time (April 14) had four ranked singles and two ranked doubles pairs … head coach John Whitlinger is a former NCAA singles and doubles champion (1974) and is a member of the Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame.

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