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APRIL 2008

Dick Gould

641 E. Campus Dr.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6150
Phone & Fax: 650-723-1160

Home Matches

On home match days, go to the Stanford athletic web site: and choose men’s or women’s tennis. When that page comes up, click on “Live Video and Scoreboard.” Finally, click on the court which has the match you want to see (Courts 1 through 6).


Thanks to our men’s and women’s tennis alumni who are helping us by  giving to this special fund, enabling us endow our respective operating costs.


We ask all to help us by sending to the Director of Tennis any email or address up-dates. Thank you.


We proudly salute Tad Taube on his pending induction into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California. The ceremony will be on Sunday, May 4 at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center. For information: Gary Thorud -


The nationally acclaimed East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Program based at the Taube Tennis Center celebrates its 20th year with its 16th annual Fund Raising dinner at the Menlo Circus Club, Wednesday, April 30. For information – Anne Gould (650) 854-6656.




It is always a surprise to return from Winter Finals and Spring Break to realize the bulk of the tennis season has passed. Only eight home matches (3 men’s and 5 women’s) remain, beginning with the women hosting Southern California rivals USC and UCLA on April 4 and 5, and culminating with the final home match of the season with our women vs. Cal on April 19. Our young men’s team continues to improve rapidly, and the women are eager to avenge early season losses to UCLA and Cal and once again challenge for the National Championship. Remember that admission is free for all regular season matches, so bring the family to watch the stars of tomorrow represent the Cardinal today. It is anticipated the women will host the Round of 64 and 32 of the NCAA Championships at the Taube Tennis Center on May 9 and 10, so save these dates and watch for further announcements in early May. (NOTE: There is an admission charge for all NCAA Championships).

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SAP Open Finals Feb. 24 – In an all-Stanford final, Scott Lipsky & Dave Martin upset World # 1’s Bob & Mike Bryan – 7-6, 7-5.

        Freshmen Alex Clayton and Ted Kelly and sophomore Richard Wire address East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring students in the Taube Tennis Center’s Koret Room on “Sleep Habits.”


The Peter & Helen Bing Director of Women's Tennis
Lele Forood
641 E. Campus Drive
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6150
Phone: 650-723-9540
Fax: 650-723-1789

Assistant Coach
Frankie Brennan

Volunteer Assistant
Linda Gates Morris

National Rankings:


# 5

Hilary Barte  #8
Jessica Nguyen # 20
Carolyn McVeigh - # 51
Whitney Deason  #63
Lindsay Burdette  #85
Celia Durkin  #108

Barte/Burdette #27
Deason/Nguyen  #37

2008 Spring
Home Schedule
Apr. 4 - USC 1:30pm

Apr. 5 - UCLA 12:00pm
Apr. 9 - Sac. St. 3:00pm
Apr. 15 - UC Davis 3:00pm
Apr. 19 - Cal 12:00pm


The winter schedule was hectic as usual with lots of travel.  Our semi final loss to Georgia Tech 4-3 at the National Team Indoors was a little short of what we were looking for but as usual it offered some great experience for our freshman!

As we head in to April we have a great chance to secure yet another Pac 10 Championship but it will take some very tough wins over the LA schools and Cal at home as well as a trip to Eugene to take on Oregon!  We feel that we are coming in to the form necessary as a team to make a great run in these last two months!  Come out and see these huge matches and support our 3 seniors, Whitney Deason, Lejla Hodzic and Celia Durkin as they close out their careers on Saturday April 19th in the “Spring Smash” presented by ZOOM Marketing!

Please also note that our rained out match with UC Davis will be made up on April 15th at 3pm and a rescheduled match with Sacramento State will now be played April 9th at 3pm as well!

A very typical travel scene!


Men’s Tennis Coach
John Whitlinger

641 E. Campus Drive
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6150
Phone: 650-725-5648 (O)
Fax: 650-723-1789 (Fax)

Assistant Coach
Brandon Coupe


Volunteer Assistant Coach
JJ Whitlinger

National Rankings:



Alex Clayton #2
Matt Bruch #56
Richard Wire #91

2008 Spring Schedule
Apr. 4 @ USC 1:30pm

 Apr. 5 @ UCLA 1:00pm
Apr. 8 Saint Mary’s 1:30pm
Apr. 11 Washington 1:30pmApr. 12 Oregon 1:00pm
Apr.19 @ Cal 1:00pm

Apr. 24-27 Pac-10 Championships

Ojai, CA

May 9-11 NCAA 1st & 2nd Round


May 16-26 NCAA Championships
Tulsa, OK


We have had a very exciting, and challenging winter quarter. Brandon, JJ, and I are pleased with the way we have competed in every match we’ve played. Our schedule has been very demanding, but we are improving every time we play.

One of the highlights of the quarter, as always, was our trip to La Jolla for the 119th Pacific Coast Doubles Championships. Richard Wire, and “hometown boy” Greg Hirshman reached the quarterfinals. Also at this event a big “thank you” to Molly Thornton of La Jolla for the reception she held for the team at her home. It was a wonderful event enjoyed by all.

Our Pac-10 season began with Spring break victories over previously undefeated # 15 ranked Arizona State, as well as Arizona. We have only three remaining home matches – St. Mary’s on April 8, followed on April 11 & 12 vs. Washington and Oregon. This home season-ending “Senior Weekend is presented by Cashin Company Realtors.  Our regular dual match season ends in Berkeley vs Cal on April 19. The Pac-10 Individual Championships in Ojai, and the NCAA’s will round out our season.

Thank you for all your support. Hope to see you at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium this season. GO CARD!!

2008 Roster:
Matt Bruch  Junior – Lake Forest, IL
Alex Clayton  Freshman – Plantation, FL
Kevin Kaiser  Sophomore – Saratoga, CA
Phil Kao  Senior – Cupertino, CA
Ted Kelly  Freshman – Owings Mills, MD
Greg Hirshman  Freshman – La Jolla, CA
Paul Morrissey  Sophomore – Dublin, Ireland
Blake Muller  Junior – Santa Barbara, CA
Richard Wire  Sophomore – Essex, England
Jeff Zeller  Junior – Centennial, CO