On the heels of a pair of impressive weekend performances, women’s basketball sophomore forward Chiney Ogwumike joined men’s tennis senior Ryan Thacher as Bank of the West Pac-12 Players of the Week in their respective sports.
The No. 6 Stanford men’s tennis team had a busy holiday weekend in Thousand Oaks, Calif., competing in the early-season Sherwood Collegiate Cup. The annual… Continue Reading »
Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher had plenty to prove as the NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament reached its last few days of individual competition. The two juniors were Stanford’s lone representatives in the singles and doubles draw after a heartbreaking loss to Virginia in the team competition and were the only Cardinal men left to defend Stanford’s home court at…
No. 9-seeded junior Bradley Klahn began his defense of last year’s NCAA singles title against No. 55 Jason Jung of Michigan yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile, his doubles counterpart–junior Ryan Thacher–nearly beat his second top-five opponent in as many matches.
Stanford will be represented by the team of juniors Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher in the 32-team doubles draw, with the same pair of teammates participating in the 64-man singles draw as well. Klahn and Thacher will be the No. 8 seed in the doubles tournament and Klahn will be the No. 13 seed in the singles event. Thacher received an at-large bid.
Hosting the NCAA Tournament this year is a very exciting time for our team, and it’s a great opportunity for us. We are comfortable on our home courts, and we feel it’s a big advantage being able to have the home-crowd support behind us as we progress deeper into the tournament. At this time the previous two years, we were thousands of miles away from Stanford stuck in hotels with nothing to do but practice, sleep and indulge the occasional team Sporcle competition.