Four doubles duos from the No. 5 Stanford men’s tennis team will compete in the 130th Annual Pacific Coast Doubles Championships this weekend at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. The tournament is the second-oldest tennis event in the United States and features some of the top doubles teams in collegiate tennis.
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.
In an exciting championship match that featured Stanford men’s tennis teammates Axel Geller and Alexandre Rotsaert, the sophomore Geller came out on top to bring home the Sherwood Cup crown for the Cardinal for the second year in a row.
The Stanford men’s tennis team swept Santa Clara late Tuesday night at the indoor Broadway Tennis Center in Burlingame after rain on Monday forced the match to be moved from Stanford.
The Cardinal men’s tennis team ended the 2018 season ranked seventh in the ITA National College Tennis Rankings, and second in Pac-12 rankings only to UCLA, ranked third nationally. The preseason ITA poll listed Stanford at tenth in the country going into 2019.
Stanford’s men’s tennis team headed to Seattle this Thursday for the ITA Northwest Regional Championship, held at Washington’s Nordstrom Tennis Center. A total of 121 singles players and 58 doubles teams played in the tournament, including Pac-12 opponents and out-of-conference players from Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Sacramento State, San Francisco, Seattle University, and St. Mary’s.
Sophomore Timothy Sah took the Aggie Invitational A Flight title with a victory in straight sets over Cal’s Dominic Barretto Sunday, after losing to him in doubles just the day before. It was the first singles title for Sah, a 5’8” San Diego native who went 18-9 in doubles last season with his partner David Wilczynski.
This Friday on the farm, No. 4 Stanford Men’s Tennis (17-2, 4-1 Pac-12) will face rival No. 31 California (10-6, 2-2) for the second time this season. Fourth in the nation and second in the conference, Stanford is expected to shine against the Bears as they prepare for the Pac-12 championships at the end of the month.