April 25, 1998
OJAI, CA - The top-ranked and defending national champion Stanford men's and women's tennis teams continued to their strong play today at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif., placing at least one player in seven of the eight championship matches.
The Cardinal are gauranteed at least one title as teammates Ryan Wolters and Paul Goldstein will square-off for the 1998 Pac-10 singles championship. Wolters defeated another teammate, defending Pac-10 champion Bob Bryan, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 in one semifinal while Goldstein battle back from a 6-3 game one setback to defeat Washington's Eric Drew 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the other semifinal. In men's invitational singles play, Stanford's Alex Kim defeated fellow Cardinal Scotty Scott 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the final against UCLA's Jason Cook. Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan will try to bring home the Pac-10 doubles title after defeating UCLA's Jean-Noel Grinda and Matt Breen in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, in the semifinals. The Bryan's will face USC's Kyle Spencer and George Bastl, 7-6, 6-4 winners over Stanford's Goldstein and Wolters. In the men's invitational doubles, Geoff Abrams and Charles Hoeveler advanced to the final with a 6-3, 2-1 (retired-inj.) win over California's Adrian Barnes and Scott Kintz. Abrams and Hoeveler will face UCLA's Vince Allegre and Jason Cook.
On the women's side, Teryn Ashley will try to win Stanford's third straight Pac-10 singles title, defeating Arizona State's Reka Cseresnyes 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals. Ashley will meet UCLA's Annica Cooper, who defeated Stanford's Ania Bleszynski 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the other semifinal. Stanford senior Julie Scott, who lost to Cseresnyes in the quarterfinals, won the previous two Pac-120 singles titles. In the women's invitational singles, Jen Heiser reached the final with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Washington State's Andrea Reisz. Heiser will meet Arizona State's Kerry Giardino. Scott and Bleszynski will aim for their second tournament title this season tomorrow as they face Arizona State's Stephanie Lansdorp and Katy Propstra in the final. Scott and Bleszynski, who earlier this season successfully defended their Rolex National Indoor title, defeated another Arizona State duo - Celena McCoury and Alison Nash - 6-0, 6-1 to reach the final.
Men's Pac-10 Singles:
Ryan Wolters (Stanford) d. Bob Bryan (Stanford) 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
Paul Goldstein (Stanford) d. Eric Drew (Washington) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Men's Pac-10 Doubles:
George Bastl/Kyle Spencer (USC) d. Paul Goldstein/Ryan Wolters (Stanford) 7-6, 6-4
Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (Stanford) d. Jean-Noel Grinda/Matt Breen (UCLA) 6-3, 6-2
Men's Invitational Singles:
Alex Kim (Stanford) d. Scotty Scott (Stanford) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Men's Invitational Doubles:
Geoff Abrams/Charles Hoeveler (Stanford) d. A. Barnes/S. Kintz (California) 6-3, 2-1 (Ret. Inj.)
Vince Allegre/Jason Cook (UCLA) d. Alex Kim/Scotty Scott (Stanford) 6-3, 6-2
Women's Pac-10 Singles:
Teryn Ashley (Stanford) d. Reka Csewresnyes (Arizona State) 6-4, 6-3
Annica Cooper (UCLA) d. Ania Bleszynski (Stanford) 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
Women's Invitational Singles:
Jennifer Heiser (Stanford) d. Andrea Reisz (Washington State) 6-2, 6-3
Women's Pac-10 Doubles:
Julie Scott/Ania Bleszynski (Stanford) d. Celena McCoury/Alison Nash (Arizona State) 6-0, 6-1