Stanford senior Greg Hirshman has big plans for his summer vacation, or at least part of it. He's earned himself a trip to China. He'll just have to play a little tennis while he's there.
Hirshman, who compiled a 25-8 record last year, which included a 13-0 mark at home, was named to Team USA for the World University Games to be held in Shenzhen, China, beginning Aug. 12. He will serve as captain.
Hirshman and eight other players will represent the United States at the summer games, which is expected to attract over 9,000 athletes from 174 different countries.
The tennis tournament will consist of two men's and women's singles, one men's and women's doubles team and one mixed doubles team.
Joining Hirshman are Minnesota's Michael Sicora and Phillip Ardnt, Kentucky's Eric Quigley, Texas' Aeriel Ellis, UCLA's McCall Jones, Texas' Krista Damico, Memphis' Courtney Collins and USC's Maria Sanchez.
Serbia is the defending men's gold medalist, while Russia is the defending women's gold medalist. The United States did not participate in tennis at the 2009 World University Games in Serbia.
Meanwhile back in the Bay Area, Stanford was rained out of the Gael Classic in Moraga this weekend. The tournament has been rescheduled for Nov. 6, though not all 11 teams will be able to attend.