No. 41 Stanford (7-3) pulled the upset of its young season on Tuesday, beating Cal (9-2) in a 4-3 thriller at Taube Tennis Center. Strong singles play and a back-and-forth three-set clincher from sophomore Michael Genender proved just enough for the Cardinal to slip by the Golden Bears.
Ending the regular season against conference rivals can be the best of times or the worst of times. The No. 29 Stanford men’s tennis team (13-9, 4-3 Pac-12) learned this the hard way, falling 4-1 to No. 16 California (15-5, 5-2) on Saturday to close out regular-season play.