The No. 10 Stanford men’s tennis team (7-2) fell to the No. 13 Virginia Cavaliers (9-2) last Friday in the first round of the ITA Division 1 National Men’s Team Indoor Championships. The weekend-long tournament was hosted by the University of Illinois and played at the Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago.
After a hard-fought win over the No. 5 USC Trojans in Los Angeles last Friday, Stanford men’s tennis heads to Chicago this Friday for a tournament weekend that may prove to be the Cardinal’s toughest challenge of the season.
In a heartbreaking loss to No. 5 Georgia (6-0) on Monday morning in the semifinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, the No. 1 Stanford women’s tennis team’s 25-match winning streak dating back to February 24, 2018 was finally broken. The Cardinal now has a season record of 5-1, and had taken down No. 18 LSU (4-0) and No. 6 Texas (4-3) on Friday and Sunday in the first round and quarterfinals before falling to Georgia in the semifinals on Monday.
The Stanford men’s and women’s tennis teams take on top opponents this weekend after a week of preparation back on campus.
The No. 9 ranked Cardinal men’s tennis team (4-1) took its first loss of the season this past Saturday to the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0) in a crushing 1-6 rout. The loss represented Stanford’s largest margin of loss since April 2016’s hammering by USC.
With victories in all seven matches today against the unranked Princeton Tigers (2-2), the No. 1 Stanford women’s tennis team pitched its third consecutive dual match shutout to kick off the 2019 season.
No. 1 Stanford (2-0) will host a pair of dual matches this week before heading to Seattle for the ITA National Team Indoor Championship next Friday.
The Stanford men’s and women’s tennis teams captured two season dual match wins each during ITA Kick-Off Weekend at Taube Tennis Stadium on Saturday and Sunday. Both teams will move on to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Chicago next month.