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  Richard Wire
Richard Wire

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Loughton, Essex, England

High School:
The Leys School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Experience:
HS

Major:
Undeclared

2008-09: Pac-10 All-Academic First Team honoree ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... ranked third on the team in victories with a 26-10 overall record ... 19-5 in dual matches, playing mainly at the middle spots of the lineup ... at the No. 5 position, went 11-2 ... 4-3 against nationally-ranked foes ... won a season-best 10 consecutive matches from Jan. 27-Feb. 27 ... closed out the year with five wins in his last six matches ... during the fall season, went 7-4 in singles play ... reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Regional Championships ... in doubles, racked up a 17-14 record playing with three different partners ... teamed with Blake Muller to earn a final national ranking of No. 42, as the duo was 17-9 overall and 12-8 in duals.

2007-08: ITA Academic All-American ... All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention pick ... Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team selection ... named to the Stanford Athletics Director's honor role ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... finished 24-10 overall and 15-6 in duals ... ended the dual match season with a nine-match winning streak ... participated in the ITA National Indoor Championships, finishing 1-1 ... captured the ITA Regional Singles Championship ... in doubles, tallied a 22-13 overall mark and was 14-7 in duals (14-5 at the No. 3 position) ... advanced to the finals of the ITA Regional Doubles Championship with teammate Greg Hirshman before losing the all-Stanford final to Blake Muller and Ted Kelly .. during the summer, competed in the Felixstowe Futures tournament, advancing to the semifinals in doubles while representing Country Essex at the County Cup ... also completed work experience at HM Treasury.

2006-07: All-Pac-10 Second Team honoree ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... finished 15-16 overall and 12-12 in dual matches ... started the season as the club's No. 2 singles player before moving to No. 1 when Matt Bruch went down with an injury ... registered a 10-4 mark at the No. 1 position ... ended the year by winning 12 of his final 19 matches ... 5-5 against nationally-ranked opponents ... in doubles, posted a 15-15 mark with four different partners ... later that summer, played in five futures events in England and Ireland ... qualified and won a round, gaining a world ranking point at a futures event in Wrexham ... also won a doubles round at Wrexham.

Prior to Stanford: One of the top junior players in England and winner of multiple national championships ... won the 2005 B18's British National Championship in singles and was a semifinalist in doubles in 2004 ... in 2002, captured the B15's British National doubles championship and was a singles finalist ... represented Great Britain at the European Championships in B14's, B16's, and B18's levels ... a singles finalist at 2004 ITF Vietnam ... won the Nottingham ITF doubles title ... played Wimbledon juniors in both singles and doubles ... ranked No. 1 in the county of Essex ... the team Captain for Essex in the Junior County Cup ... during the summer of 2006, he won the British Tour in Sulton, was a quarterfinalist at the Ireland Futures, and advanced to the second round in Futures events in Felixstowe and Wrexham.

Personal: Parents are Pat and Keith Wire ... mother, Pat, competes for England Over-50 ... sister, Georgie, has represented Essex in competitions ... hobbies include playing soccer, cricket and golf and following English Premier League.

Wire's Career Statistics
Singles
Year123456OverallDual
2006-0710-42-8----15-1612-12
2007-08-5-16-54-0--24-1015-6
2008-09--5-23-111-2-26-1019-5
TOTALS10-47-911-77-111-2-65-3646-23

Doubles

Year123OverallDual
2006-071-39-62-115-1512-10
2007-08-0-214-522-1314-7
2008-092-610-20-317-1412-11
TOTALS3-919-1016-954-3238-28

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