After three days of competition at Taube Family Tennis Stadium, one player remains for the Cardinal as the semifinal round of the 2019 ITA Men’s Northwest Regional Championships kicks off Monday morning. Sophomore Sangeet Sridhar defeated Gonzaga senior and 2019 First-Team Singles All-West honoree Samuel Feit (7-6(5), 6-3) on Saturday to reach the semis; he will face Cal sophomore Yuta Kikuchi on Monday morning at 10 a.m. Kikuchi is the tournament’s No. 1 seed and was named Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year at the end of last season.
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.
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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.
The No. 3 Stanford women’s tennis team (25-1, 10-0 Pac-12) defeated the No. 14 Kansas Jayhawks (21-5, 7-2 Big-12) on Friday in the Round of 16 of the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Tennis Championships. The Cardinal came out on top in a close 4-3 battle that was clinched by sophomore Janice Shin in a three-set battle with Nina Khmelnitckaia (3-6, 6-4, 6-2).
After back-to-back wins in the first and second rounds of the 2019 Division 1 NCAA Tennis Championships last weekend, the No. 3 Stanford women’s and No. 12 men’s tennis teams will both compete in the Round of 16 Super Regional this weekend. The women’s team will take on No. 14 Kansas (21-4, 7-2 Big 12)…
After a convincing shutout win over Fresno State (18-11, 5-2 Mountain West) on Friday afternoon that saw senior captain Sameer Kumar and sophomore Timothy Sah combine for three of the Cardinal’s four match wins on the day, the No. 12 Stanford men’s tennis team (19-6, 5-3 Pac-12) blanked UC Santa Barbara (17-7, 5-0 Big West)…
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.