Seniors Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher repeated as Pacific Coast Doubles champions on Sunday in La Jolla, Calif., fending off the independent duo of Kris Kwinta and John Peers in a tight 6-4, 6-4 match.
After winning the same title last March, Klahn and Thacher are now the first doubles team to win the Pacific Coast crown in back-to-back seasons in over 20 years. The last pair to do so was former Stanford All-Americans Jared Palmer and Jonathan Stark, who both went on to win multiple Grand Slam titles after reaching the 1991 NCAA Doubles final together and taking home the 1990 team national title.
Klahn and Thacher breezed through their early matches, dropping just four games in the first two rounds. They stormed past Peter Lucassen and Jaak Poldma of Pac-12 rival and three-time defending NCAA champion USC in the fourth round before getting past a duo from Cal 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.
On Sunday, Klahn and Thacher beat Sebastian Fanselow and Jenson Turner of Pepperdine 6-2, 7-6 (3) in their semifinal match before moving on to the finals.
Stanford freshmen John Morrissey and Robert Stineman also participated in the tournament, falling in the third round to the UCLA duo of Dennis Mkrtchian and Maxime Tabatruong.