With the departure of last year’s two top players, men’s tennis sophomore John Morrissey had big shoes to fill this season, leading a relatively young team against some of the toughest competition in the nation.
On the heels of winning two straight matches against top-50 teams, the Stanford men’s tennis team came up short on Tuesday afternoon, falling to TCU on the Cardinal’s home court. Dropping six of the nine matches that were played on the day, the No. 19 Cardinal (3-2) played catch-up from the start against a deep TCU squad (5-2) that has won four of its last five contests.
Former Stanford tennis player Bradley Klahn ’12 pulled one of the upsets of the U.S. Open so far on Wednesday.
The singles and doubles portion of the NCAA Championships once again proved to be an elusive prize for the Stanford men’s tennis team this weekend, with senior Bradley Klahn falling to eventual champion Steve Johnson of USC in the semifinal of the singles event and the duo of Klahn and fellow senior Ryan Thacher coming up just short in the doubles quarterfinal against Oklahoma’s Costin Paval and Dane Webb.
The Stanford men’s tennis team, now competing in the singles and doubles portion of the NCAA championships, had a successful day on Thursday, with Bradley Klahn advancing into the Sweet 16 of the singles tournament and the duo of Klahn and fellow senior Ryan Thacher winning their first round doubles matchup.