Fall 2003: Posted a 3-2 singles record ... Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Fall Regional.
2002-03 (Junior): Posted a 3-2 overall singles record and a 4-4 doubles record in 2003 ... Selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic third team ... Advanced to the second round of the Pac-10 Singles Invitational in April ... In doubles, teamed with sophomore Phil Sheng to reach the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Invitational in April and the consolation fourth round of the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship in March.
2001-02 (Sophomore): Named Honorable Mention Pac-10 All Academic ... Finished 8-10 in singles play in his first year in the starting lineup ... Reeled off four straight non-conference singles victories, including a three-set win against Brigham Young's Jeff Olsen on March 27 ... Advanced to the third round of the Omni Hotels Northern California Regional Championship before falling to top-seeded Travis Parrott of Portland 6-4, 6-2 ... In his first event of 2002, reached the consolation singles semifinals of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic ... Recorded a 3-7 doubles record with six different partners.
2000-01 (Freshman): Finished 1-3 in singles and 2-1 in doubles ... Upset No. 96 Parker Collins of USC 8-3 in the consolation bracket of the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January ... Advanced to the doubles second round at the ITA Northern California Regional Championship (w/Eduardo Cardoso).
Prior to Stanford: 2000: Reached the third round of singles at Kalamazoo ... Singles semifinalist at the Southern California Sectionals ... Ranked third in the Southern California section (18's) ... 1999: Reached the singles final of the Southern California Tennis Association Sectionals ... Advanced to the singles third round of the both the USTA National Championships and the Easter Bowl ... Ranked ninth in the section (18's) ... 1998: Singles quarterfinalist at the National Clay Court Championship (16's).
Personal: Son of James and Jan Kao ... Graduated from Sunny Hills High School ... At Stanford, serves as Asian American New Student Orientation Committee Coordinator ... A National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar in high school ... Graduated from high school with a 4.76 GPA.
Dick Gould & John Whitlinger Say: "When you think of Joe, you think of foot speed and quickness. He has really learned how to play within himself. He is a very good player who can play either singles of doubles. We are very impressed with his improvement."
Career Statistics (Singles):
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 Dual Season
2000-01 - - - - - - 0-0 1-3
2001-02 - - - 1-0 0-1 5-5 6-6 8-10
2002-03 - - - - - 1-0 1-0 3-2
2003-04 (Fall) - - - - 1-0 - - 3-2
Career - - - 1-0 0-1 5-5 6-6 14-17