May 15, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - No. 7 Stanford routed Quinnipiac 4-0 on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Riding a season-high eight-match winning streak, the Cardinal (19-5, 5-1 Pac-10) simply had too much firepower for the overmatched Bobcats (10-5, 2-2 NEC) and wrapped up the match in less than two hours.

Stanford improved to 96-15 all-time in NCAA Tournament play.

The Cardinal wasted little time taking control, capturing the doubles point for the 20th time this year with wins on courts two and three, respectively.

Alex Clayton breezed past Andrew Weeden 6-0, 6-1 at the No. 3 spot for a 2-0 lead before Bradley Klahn routed Brian Mikkelson 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 1 position.

Leading 3-0, Richard Wire provided the clincher with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph at the No. 5 spot.

Stanford will face No. 21 Pepperdine in the second round tomorrow at 12 p.m., with a berth to next weekend's NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga., on the line.