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Stanford tennis players ready to play at U.S. Open

Klahn, Barte and Burdette all open this week after receiving wild cards into main draw

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.

-- Palo Alto Online Sports

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