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  Joseph Kao
Joseph Kao

Player Profile

Fullerton, CA

High School:
Sunny Hills

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160


2000-01 (Freshman): Upset 96th-ranked Parker Collins of USC 8-3 at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January ... Finished the fall 0-1 in singles and 2-1 in doubles (1-1 w/Eduardo Cardoso; 1-0 w/Carter Morris) … In his only singles match of the fall, lost in the second round of the ITA Indoor Qualifying/Regionals … Also at regionals, advanced to the second round of doubles with fellow freshman Cardoso.

Prior to Stanford: 2000: Qualified for the third round of nationals in Kalamazoo … Semifinalist at the Southern California Sectionals … Graduated from Sunny Hills High School with a 4.76 GPA … Also a National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar … 1999: Ranked 19th in the nation, and seventh in the section, in 16s … Quarterfinalist in the Boys 16s National Clay Courts … Reached the finals of the Southern California Sectionals … 1998: Defeated No. 17 Nicholas Monroe at Nationals, and K.C. Corkery at Fullerton Junior Championships.

Dick Gould Says: "Joseph has a solid all-around game. He is a good athlete. As he learns to build his points and get a little more patient, he will improve dramatically."