Fall 2008: Went 3-1 in singles and 2-1 in doubles ... advanced to the singles Round of 32 at the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Regional Championships ... defeated Hawai'i's Dennis Lajola and Leo Rosenberg at No. 2 doubles, 8-5 (11/25).
Summer 2008: Rested in preparation for the upcoming collegiate season.
2007-08: A second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... an ITA Scholar-Athlete ... went 17-15 in singles and 18-18 in doubles ... played in the All-American Doubles Championships, losing a tight 9-7 match to Alex Conjanu and Keziel Juneau of William and Mary ... reached the third round of the ITA Regional Championships (10/14) ... won the ITA Regional Doubles Championship with teammate Ted Kelly ... earned a berth into the ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship with Kelly, narrowly losing to No. 40 Andy Connelly and Ross Cunningham (Tulsa) in the first round, 9-7 ... knocked off two ranked opponents, including No. 80 David Galic (Baylor) at the Sherwood Cup (1/19) and No. 118 Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (Washington) at the Pac-10 Championships (4/24) ... provided two wins at the No. 4 singles position in NCAA play (5/10-11) ... with Alex Clayton, defeated No. 31 T.J. Bellama and Matt Brooklyn (Arizona State), 8-4, at No. 1 doubles in non-conference play (3/8) ... again defeated Bellama and Brooklyn (then ranked No. 53) at No. 1 doubles with partner Matt Bruch, 8-4, to help the Cardinal upset the No. 15 Sun Devils 7-0 (3/28) ... upset Pepperdine's No. 24 duo of Andre Begemann and Omar Altmann, 8-4, in No. 1 doubles with Bruch in NCAA play (5/11).
Summer 2007: Spent most of the summer resting ... competed in two futures events in the Midwest.
2006-07: Named an Academic All-American honorable mention ... started in 22 of 25 dual matches ... went 16-5 in doubles dual matches and 25-10 overall with four partners ... made the Round of 32 at the ITA Northwest Regional ... recorded a 12-3 mark with teammate Matt Bruch as the No. 1 doubles team ... notched a perfect 5-0 record against nationally-ranked opponents in doubles with Bruch ... won the Pac-10 championships in doubles with victories over teams from Arizona, UCLA, ASU and USC ... earned entry into the NCAA Tournament but was forced to withdraw before a match was played after partner Bruch injured his ankle ... reached the finals of the ITA Northwest Regional with teammate Paul Morrissey ... compiled a 7-15 dual match record and an 8-20 overall singles record ... beat No. 53 Chris Surapol ... went 6-5 in his final 11 matches.
Summer 2006: Won a singles event and reached the doubles finals in an ITA tournament in Newport Beach, Calif. ... played for the U.S. Team in the Netherlands that won the Windmill Cup over Great Britain.
2005-06: Compiled a 12-7 record in dual matches and went 23-10 overall ... was 20-11 overall in doubles playing with seven different partners ... won his first three collegiate matches to reach the finals of the Bronco Classic, where he lost to teammate Phil Kao, 6-4, 6-3 ... Lost second round match at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships ... Teamed with Eric McKean to win three straight doubles matches in the consolation bracket at the Bronco Classic ... won the singles title at the Pac-10 Invitational Championships (4/30) ... teamed with James Pade during the year, finishing 5-1 in dual matches and 9-2 overall, earning a final ITA ranking of No. 44.
Prior to Stanford: A two-time high school All-American from Santa Barbara, Calif. ... won his league singles title and was named league MVP three times ... a first-team All-CIF selection in his junior and senior seasons ... a CIF singles finalist in 2004 and semifinalist in 2005 ... a two-time recipient of the SoCal Sportsmanship Award ... won the 2004 Muterspaw Championships in Las Vegas ... a quarterfinalist at 2003 and 2004 Winter Junior Nationals ... a semifinalist at 2004 California Bowl ... ranked No. 1 in Southern California and among the top-10 nationally for B18's and B16's.
Personal: Son of Trina Grokenberger and John Muller ... hobbies include backgammon, photography and the beach.
John Whitlinger & Brandon Coupe Say: "Blake has a lot of talent, great competitive fire, and he performed very well at the end of last year. We look forward to continuing this positive trend."
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