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The No. 11 Stanford men’s tennis team booked its ticket to Georgia for the Sweet Sixteen of the season-ending NCAA tournament this past weekend with two wins on its home court at the Taube Family Tennis Center. The Cardinal defeated Sacramento State 4-0 on Saturday afternoon in the first round and beat Santa Clara 4-1 in Sunday’s second round.
The No. 11 seed Stanford men’s tennis team will hope to capitalize on its home-court advantage and two weeks of focused preparation this weekend as the squad enters the opening stages of the season-ending NCAA tournament. The Cardinal hosts Sacramento State on Saturday and, if victorious, will square off against either Texas or Santa Clara on Sunday.
The Stanford men’s tennis team fell in the semifinals of the inaugural Pac-12 Championships, defeating Utah in the quarterfinals before falling to No. 1 USC in the semis.
Despite some struggles early on, the No. 12 Stanford men’s tennis team finished its regular-season schedule on a high note Friday with a comfortable 5-2 victory at No. 14 Cal.
Having concluded their home schedule Wednesday afternoon with an emphatic 7-0 victory over unranked Pacific, the No. 12 Stanford men’s tennis team will look to further build postseason momentum today as they travel to Berkeley for a rivalry matchup against No. 14 Cal. The match is the final test for the Cardinal (15-7, 4-2 Pac-12) before the inaugural Pac-12 Championship—which starts on April 25 in Ojai, Calif.—and will serve as a tie-breaker between Stanford and Cal (11-9, 4-2 Pac-12) in determining the tournament’s No. 3 seed.
The No. 11 Stanford men’s tennis team suffered two tough losses over the weekend at the hands of the Pac-12 powerhouses from Southern California: No. 1 USC and No. 6 UCLA. The Cardinal (14-7, 4-2 Pac-12) was roundly defeated in both matches, 7-0 in front of a packed crowd at USC’s Marks Stadium on Saturday and 6-1 in front of the Bruin faithful on Sunday.
On the heels of a rained-out Tuesday match against San Francisco, the No. 11 Stanford men’s tennis team now faces a pair of marquee matchups as it heads into one of toughest and most important weekends of the season. The Cardinal (14-5, 4-0 Pac-12) is taking a road trip down to Los Angeles to face No. 6 UCLA (18-2, 4-0) on Friday and No. 1 USC (23-0, 4-0) the next day. These pivotal matches mark the final stretch of the regular season as the inaugural Pac-12 Championship is less than two weeks away.