Despite being ranked second in the conference and fourth in the nation, Stanford men’s tennis (21-3, 7-1) lost 0-4 on Friday to No. 12 USC (17-8, 6-2) in the Pac-12 championship semifinals in Ojai, California following a difficult 4-2 win against Washington (13-13, 2-6) in the Thursday quarterfinals. The championship loss marks the Cardinal’s sixth appearance in…
Stanford’s No. 4 men’s and No. 16 women’s tennis teams are set to compete at the Pac-12 championships in Ojai, California this Thursday through Saturday, skipping the Wednesday elimination round. With byes to the quarterfinals, both teams are hoping to bring home conference titles and land the conference’s automatic NCAA bids.
No. 4 Stanford men’s tennis (20-2, 7-1 Pac-12) secured its first undefeated home season in 12 years with victories against No. 36 Oregon (16-8, 4-4) and Washington (13-12, 2-6) at Taube Family Tennis Stadium on Friday and Saturday. The stellar weekend also closed out the Cardinal’s best overall season performance since 2001.
Stanford’s No. 4 ranked men’s and No. 20 ranked women’s tennis teams will close out the regular season this weekend with three total home meets and high expectations. On Friday, the women’s team will host No. 42 California at 11 a.m., and the men’s team will face No. 36 Oregon at 2 p.m., both meets held at Taube Family Tennis Stadium. After the men host Washington at 3 p.m. on Saturday, both teams will be busy preparing for the Pac-12 championships the following week.
No. 4 Stanford men’s tennis (18-2, 5-1 Pac-12) swept No. 31 California (10-7, 2-3) 4-0 Friday at Taube Family Tennis Stadium, completing the Cardinal’s first regular season sweep of the Bears since 2012. Senior Tom Fawcett and freshman Axel Geller’s doubles win and singles victories helped Stanford maintain its undefeated 9-0 home record and increase its all-time record against the Bears to 94-23.
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.
It was a successful weekend of home matches for Stanford tennis as the No. 4 ranked men’s team (17-2, 4-1 Pac-12) and the No. 23 ranked women’s team (12-3, 6-0 Pac-12) each came up with a victory at Taube Family Tennis Center. The men’s team swept No. 32 ranked Utah (19-4, 2-2) with a 4-0 score on Saturday afternoon while the women took down No. 26 ranked Oregon (12-8, 3-5) on Sunday, 6-1.
Stanford’s No. 3 ranked men’s tennis team (16-2, 3-1 Pac-12) split a road series versus No. 4 ranked UCLA (19-2, 4-0) and No. 14 USC (12-6, 3-1) this past weekend, falling to the Bruins Friday before taking down the Trojans on Saturday. The loss on Friday was only the Cardinal’s second of the season.