Fall of 2004: Participated in qualifying at the Icy Hot/ITA All-American championship ... Advanced to the Round of 16 at the Wilson/ITA regional championship, posting a 2-1 record ... Participated in doubles qualifying at the Icy Hot/ITA All-American championship with teammate James Wan ... The duo advanced to the Round of 16 at the Wilson/ITA regional championship ... Recorded singles and doubles (w/ Eric McKean) victories in Stanford's 7-0 dual match win at Hawaii in November.
Summer of 2004: Did not compete.
As a Junior in 2003-04: Registered a 12-15 overall record and an 11-12 mark in dual match play ... Played primarily the No. 3 singles spot, tallying an 8-4 record ... Boasted three wins versus ranked opponents, defeating then-No. 73 Jose Zarhi of Texas, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 (2/5), then-No. 45 Zach Dailey of Vanderbilt, 7-5, 6-3 (2/6), and then No. 95 Ruben Torres of USC, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 (4/17) ... Posted a 5-7 record versus Pac-10 opponents this ... In doubles, posted a 15-18 overall record with five different doubles partners ... Teamed with sophomore KC Corkery to register an 8-3 win over Pacific's Michael Duong and Vladimir Zdravkovic in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Teamed with freshman James Wan to win three matches in three days to capture the doubles title of the Pac-10 Invitational draw ... Defeated teammates Eric McKean and Chris Rasmussen, 8-5 in the finals ... Teamed up with senior Carter Morris to register an 8-6 overall doubles record and a 7-5 mark in dual match play ... Posted a 1-2 record in the Fall in singles competition ... Advanced to the second round of the West Coast ITA Regional Championship with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Gonzaga's Drew Ernst.
Summer of 2003: Won the Santa Barbara Men's Open in singles play ... Captured the Oxnard Men's Open singles title.
As a Sophomore in 2002-03: Posted an 11-6 overall singles record and a 7-8 doubles record with four different partners ... Split time at the No. 6 singles spot with Morris ... Also, posted a 3-0 record at the No. 5 singles spot ... In singles, recorded an 8-4 record in dual competition and a 7-3 mark against Pac-10 opposition ... A quarterfinalist at the Pac-10 Singles Invitational in Ojai, California in April ... Advanced to the third round in both singles and doubles (w/Jon Wong) at the Omni Hotels Regional Championship in October.
Summer of 2002: Did not compete.
As a Freshman in 2001-02: Earned a starting role as a freshman, and finished the year 15-16 in singles and 20-14 in doubles ... Recorded his first career victory at the Omni Hotel Regional Championship in October, defeating Erich Chen of Santa Clara in the second round ... Notched his best win of the season in the Cardinal's final Pac-10 match, defeating No. 47 Nick Rainey of USC 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 ... Overwhelmed Washington's Christoph Palmanshofer 6-3, 6-3 at No. 4 singles in the second round of the NCAA Team Championship ... In his first event of 2002, won the consolation singles title and reached the doubles semifinals (w/Sam Warburg) at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada ... Won three consolation singles matches in two days, including a 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 win over Warburg in the final ... Highlight of the doubles season was an appearance in the doubles final at the Omni Hotels Northern California Regional Championship with junior Ryan Haviland ... The fourth-seeded team won three consecutive matches before falling to top-seeded Peter Malacek and Travis Parrott of Portland 8-5 ... Reached the quarterfinals of the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship (w/ Warburg).
Prior to Stanford: 2001: Seeded third in doubles in Kalamazoo, and fourth at the Easter Bowl ... Finished the year ranked fourth in the nation and first in the section in singles and 10th in the nation in doubles (18's) ... 2000: Doubles runner-up at the CIF Section Championship ... 1999: Penn Fiesta Bowl Champion ... Singles runner-up at the CIF Section Championship ... Ranked third in the nation and first in the section in singles (16's) ... 1998: CIF Section Singles Champion ... Ojai Singles Champion
Personal: Son of Neng-Haung and Shawming Sheng ... Graduated from Thousand Oaks High School ... A Human Biology Major at Stanford.
John Whitlinger & David Hodge Say: "Phil is a team leader, and we expect him to have a breakout year as a senior. He has become more patient with his play, and worked hard to improve his fitness in the off-season. He has an effective serve, and should be a major player for us this year."
Career Statistics (Singles):
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 Dual Season
2001-02 - - 0-1 3-3 4-2 4-6 11-12 15-16
2002-03 - - - - 3-0 5-4 8-4 11-6
2003-04 0-1 0-1 8-4 2-4 1-2 - 11-12 12-15
2004-05 (Fall) - 1-0 - - - - 1-0 3-2
Career 0-1 1-1 8-5 5-7 8-4 9-10 31-28 41-39