While the Cardinal women opened their 2019-20 tennis season with competition in Malibu at the Women’s Collegiate Classic and in Moraga at the Saint Mary’s Invitational last weekend, Stanford men’s tennis kicks things off Wednesday at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The 2018-2019 Stanford men’s tennis season ended in the third round of the 2019 Division 1 Men’s Tennis Championships with a 2-4 loss to No. 5 Virginia (23-4) in Charlottesville, putting a somewhat disappointing end to a 19-7 season. Ending the year at No. 13 nationally, Cardinal was 12-2 at home but struggled in away games, winning four of seven on the season.
This article is part of a running series The Daily sports staff will be publishing on graduating seniors.
Senior Sameer Kumar was a captain on the 2018-2019 Stanford men’s tennis team, which recently concluded its winningest season since 2001. Carrying a 3.92 cumulative grade-point average, the economics major was named Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and helped lead the Cardinal to a No. 12 national ranking.
Stretching their winning streak to 14 games, No. 3 Stanford women’s tennis (19-1, 10-0 Pac-12) concluded their regular season with a 6-1 win against No. 14 Cal (12-7, 6-4 Pac-12) on Saturday. The Cardinal now head to Ojai, California as the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 tournament, which kicks off on Wednesday, though the…
After fighting to a 4-3 victory over rival Cal on Saturday, No. 12 Stanford men’s tennis (14-5, 3-3 Pac-12) travels north this weekend to take on the Oregon Ducks (13-7, 1-5) on Friday before ending their tour of the Pacific Northwest against the Washington Huskies (6-15, 1-5) in Seattle on Sunday. The two matches will bring the regular season to a close for the Cardinal before the Pac-12 Championships begin on April 24 in Ojai, California.
Coming off of back-to-back shutouts of in-conference rivals in the No. 42 Washington State Cougars and No. 15 Washington Huskies last Friday and Saturday, respectively, the No. 3 Stanford women’s tennis team heads to Salt Lake City this Friday to take on the unranked Utah Utes before moving on to the unranked Colorado Buffaloes in Boulder for their season’s penultimate match. Sporting an eleven-game winning streak, the team is now 7-0 in the Pac-12 on the season, and well on its way to a deep run in the Pac-12 Championships later this month.
The Stanford men’s and women’s tennis team will play two matches each this week in dual match play, with both of the men’s matches and one of the women’s matches being played at home at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
This past weekend, five Stanford men’s doubles duos headed to La Jolla for the 130th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championships, the second-oldest tennis event in the United States. The event was open to all members of the United States Tennis Association, and also featured coaches, assistant coaches, high school players, and some former collegiate stars.