Clayton, Hirshman lead Stanford men to tennis win


Alex Clayton and Greg Hirshman won in straight sets and the eighth-ranked Stanford men's tennis team survived a tough match, beating visiting No. 15 Texas Tech, 5-2, in a nonconference match Thursday.

Bradley Klahn beat Gonzalo Escobar, 7-6, 7-5, at the top of the ladder and Denis Lin outlasted Vitor Manzini, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6, at the No. 4 spot for Stanford (4-0), which is in the midst of a six-match homestand.

The Cardinal, which fought to win the doubles point, hosts BYU at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Klahn and Ryan Thacher will participate in the SAP Open next week at the HP Pavilion in San Jose. Both players accepted wild- card invitations and will play as a doubles team. Klahn will also play in the singles draw.

Men's golf

All five Stanford golfers shot at par or below and the Cardinal moved into 11th place overall with a team round of 10-under 278 Thursday at the Amer Ari Invitational on the Kings' Course at Waikaloa on the Big Island.

The Cardinal improved its score by 15 strokes over Wednesday's opening round 293 and trails first place Oklahoma State (551) by 20 strokes heading into Friday's final round.

Stanford junior David Chung birdied his final three holes on the day to shoot a second round 69. The world's second ranked amateur is 3-under 141 for the tournament after carding an opening round 72.

Cardinal sophomore Andrew Yun jumped 50 spots on the leaderboard after a second round 68 on Thursday. Yun, who opened the tournament with a two-over 74, had a bogey-free round on Thursday and managed four birdies.


Stanford (7-9) looks to end a three-meet losing streak when it hosts Cal Baptist (10-8) in a nonconference meet Friday at 6 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion.

The Cardinal will also wrestle at the California Collegiate Open in San Francisco on Saturday.

— PA Weekly Online Sports

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