The Stanford men's and women's tennis programs will be represented this week as first-round action gets under way at the 2010 U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows in New York.
Cardinal junior Bradley Klahn earned a wild card into the main draw and will face fellow American Sam Querrey, seeded No. 20 and ranked No. 22, in a first-round match -- likely to be played on Wednesday.
Senior Hilary Barte and 2010 graduate Lindsay Burdette also received a wild card into the main doubles draw and will face the 14th-seeded Russian tandem of Elena Vesnina and Vera Zvonareva in a first-round match, expected to be played Wednesday or Thursday.
The three players received their wild-card entries as a result of winning their respective 2010 NCAA individual championships this past spring.
Meanwhile, incoming freshman Nicole Gibbs participated in the U.S. Open qualifying round as a wild card and performed well with a 1-1 finish. After taking down Greece's Eirini Georgatou, 6-3, 6-2, in her opening match, Gibbs was edged, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, by Canada's Sharon Fichman in the second round.