June 8, 2012
STANFORD, Calif.- Seniors Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher were honored as ITA All-Americans, as announced by the organization on Friday morning.
In order to be selected as an ITA All-American, a singles player must be a top-16 seed in NCAA Singles Championships, reach the round of 16 in NCAA Singles Championships or finish in the top 20 of the final ITA Rankings. For doubles, the team must be a top-8 seed in NCAA Doubles Championships, reach the quarterfinals in NCAA Doubles Championships or finish in the top 10 of the final ITA Rankings.
Klahn is a three-time recipient in both singles and doubles while Thacher has earned the honor three times in doubles.
Klahn reached the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship and also teamed with Thacher for a quarterfinal finish in the NCAA Doubles Championship. A four-time All-Pac-12 First Team selection, Klahn finished 18-6 overall in singles and 14-5 in duals after being sidelined until February due to injury.
Thacher earned the ITA National Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship, becoming the third player in school history to win the prestigious award. The ITA Northwest Region Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award recipient, Thacher teamed with Klahn for a quarterfinal finish in the NCAA Doubles Championship. He also participated in the NCAA Singles Championship. An All-Pac-12 Second Team selection, Thacher finished 22-14 overall in singles and 13-9 in duals while capturing the ITA Northwest Regional Championships singles crown.
Klahn and Thacher compiled a 19-3 record overall and were 11-2 in duals. The duo won the Pacific Coast Doubles crown in March, defending last year's title and earning their seventh career doubles championship.