Hirshman will be heading to World University Games

Gael Classic in Moraga postponed due to bad weather

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.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

We can't do it without you.
Support local journalism.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Be the first to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.

Rose International Market reopening soon in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 10 comments | 4,432 views

The trauma of having to renew my California driver’s license
By Diana Diamond | 13 comments | 1,838 views

Eyes and the End of Life: Why Spend Time With the Dying?
By Aldis Petriceks | 2 comments | 1,695 views

Downtown Commercial Cap: Once more into the breach
By Douglas Moran | 4 comments | 1,498 views

Couples: Myth: You Can't Ask Your Partner to Change
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,397 views


Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

Contest Details