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  Eric McKean
Eric McKean

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pacific Palisades, CA

High School:
Brentwood HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Experience:
3V

Major:
Sociology

Fall of 2006: Enjoyed an outstanding fall after retuning to the lineup following an injury-plagued 2005-06 season ... Finished the fall with a 5-2 singles record and 2-2 in doubles play ... Won his first three singles matches and advanced to the round of 16 at the ITA Northwest Regional ... Teamed with Paul Morrissey in doubles at the Bronco Classic and Richard Wire at the Northwest Regional and in Stanford's dual match at Hawaii, in which the duo played No. 2.

Summer of 2006: Did not compete.

As a Junior in 2005-06: Competed during the fall campaign, but a wrist injury forced him to miss the 2006 season ... Finished the season with a 3-2 singles record and a 3-2 doubles record, all of which came during the Fall ... Won his first two matches at the Northwest Regional Championship before losing a hard-fought 7-5, 6-4 match in the Round of 32 ... Won his opening match of the fall at the Bronco Classic, then lost a three set match in the Round of 16 ... In doubles, he teamed with Blake Muller at the Bronco Classic to win three of four matches ... They lost their opening match in the Round of 16, then won three straight in the consolation bracket ... Teamed with Phil Kao at the Northwest Regional Championships, but lost in the Round of 32.

Summer of 2005: Competed in the Pro Am Northwest Circuit ... In eight tournaments, he was a singles finalist once and a doubles finalist once ... Won the Umpqua Pro Am Open doubles championship.

As a Sophomore in 2004-05: Eric put together a solid sophomore campaign, notching a 13-15 overall record and an 11-11 mark in dual matches ... He played primarily at the No. 5 and No. 6 singles positions for the Cardinal ... Notched a straight set 6-4, 6-3 win over Jason Labrosse of Arizona (2/13) ... Put together three straight dual match wins in the middle of the season, posting three-set wins over Oregon's Vlad Pino (3/26), Pramod Dabir of Illinois (3/29), and Nick Hegarty of Arizona State (4/1) ... Closed out the regular season with a straight set 6-0, 6-1 win over Santa Clara's A.J. Kerin (4/19) ... Beat Oscar Plotnik of San Diego, 6-4, 6-2 to clinch Stanford's first round victory in the NCAA Championship ... Posted a 5-9 record against Pac-10 opponents ... In doubles, he posted a 19-14 record with four different doubles partners ... He paired up with fellow sophomore James Wan to record a 6-6 mark in dual matches at the No. 3 doubles position ... The duo advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Championship ... Posted an 8-6 win over then-No. 48 Alex Cojanu and Jeff Kader of William & Mary (3/2) ... Teamed up with senior Phil Sheng early in the season to notch a 5-5 dual match record at the No. 2 doubles spot ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Wilson/ITA Regional Championship with Jon Wong in October ... Named Second-Team Academic All-Pac-10.

Summer of 2004: Competed on the Northwest circuit ... Reached the quarterfinals of the Oregon State Nike Championships in both singles and doubles play ... Advanced to the semifinals of the Washington State tournament in doubles.

As a Freshman in 2003-04: Recorded a 1-0 dual match record ... Defeated Hawai'i's Burke Marold, 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 6 singles spot in November ... Registered first collegiate singles victory at the ITA Fall regional championships by defeating Robert Penney of Gonzaga, 6-1, 6-3 ... In doubles, posted a 6-3 record ... Teamed with fellow freshman Chris Rasmussen to advance to the finals of the Pac-10 Invitational Doubles Tournament ... Posted a 5-2 doubles record with Rasmussen ... Registered a 4-0 mark versus Pac-10 opponents ... Teamed with sophomore James Pade to defeat Bryce Cooper and Drew Ernst of Gonzaga, 8-3, at the ITA Fall regional championships to collect first career collegiate victory.

Prior to Stanford: Was a 2002-03 high school tennis All-American at Brentwood School in southern California ... Captured the 2003 Santa Barbara Designated ... Finished third at the 2003 National Open in Hawaii ... Winner of the 2003 Arcadia Championship ... Three-time Southern California Doubles Champion (14's, 16's, 18's) ... Ranked No. 41 in the nation in singles and fifth in his section ... Ranked No. 82 in the country in 2002 in singles and 16th in his section ... Ranked No. 36 in the nation in singles and fourth in his section in 2001.

Personal: Parents are Thomas and Elena McKean ... Hobbies include salsa dancing and global development ... Sociology major.

John Whitlinger & David Hodge Say: "It's great to see Eric back on the court. Last year, he had a wrist injury that kept him out of the entire season. We missed his leadership. He's had a great fall and improved tremendously. I expect a great year from him in both singles and doubles."


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