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  Joe Kao
School: Stanford University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Fullerton, California
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High School: Sunny Hills
Height: 5-11
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: Wednesday, September 29, 1982
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Major: Economics, Comp Sci
Singles Record: 18-20
Doubles Record: 7-19
Fall 2003: Posted a 2-2 singles record … Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Fall Regional.

2002-03 (Junior): Posted a 3-2 overall singles record and a 4-4 doubles record in 2003 … Selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic third team … Advanced to the second round of the Pac-10 Singles Invitational in April ... In doubles, teamed with sophomore Phil Sheng to reach the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Invitational in April and the consolation fourth round of the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship in March.

2001-02 (Sophomore): Named Honorable Mention Pac-10 All Academic … Finished 8-10 in singles play in his first year in the starting lineup … Reeled off four straight non-conference singles victories, including a three-set win against Brigham Young’s Jeff Olsen on March 27 … Advanced to the third round of the Omni Hotels Northern California Regional Championship before falling to top-seeded Travis Parrott of Portland 6-4, 6-2 … In his first event of 2002, reached the consolation singles semifinals of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic … Recorded a 3-7 doubles record with six different partners.

2000-01 (Freshman): Finished 1-3 in singles and 2-1 in doubles … Upset No. 96 Parker Collins of USC 8-3 in the consolation bracket of the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January … Advanced to the doubles second round at the ITA Northern California Regional Championship (w/Eduardo Cardoso).

Prior to Stanford: 2000: Reached the third round of singles at Kalamazoo … Singles semifinalist at the Southern California Sectionals … Ranked third in the Southern California section (18’s) … 1999: Reached the singles final of the Southern California Tennis Association Sectionals … Advanced to the singles third round of the both the USTA National Championships and the Easter Bowl … Ranked ninth in the section (18’s) … 1998: Singles quarterfinalist at the National Clay Court Championship (16’s).

Personal: Born September 29, 1982 … Son of James and Jan Kao … Graduated from Sunny Hills High School … At Stanford, serves as Asian American New Student Orientation Committee Coordinator … A National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar in high school … Graduated from high school with a 4.76 GPA.

Dick Gould & John Whitlinger Say: “When you think of Joe, you think of foot speed and quickness. He has really learned how to play within himself. He is a very good player who can play either singles of doubles. We are very impressed with his improvement.”