Stanford Travels To National Team Indoors
Feb. 18, 2003
THIS WEEK: Stanford shoots for its second straight USTA/ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship, and 13th overall, this Thursday-Sunday at the Louisville Tennis Center ... The seventh-ranked Cardinal, which is seeded seventh in the 16-team field, faces 11th-ranked Kentucky in the opening round on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. (PT) ... Play continues with championship and consolation bracket action on Friday and Saturday, and the championship match on Sunday ... The field also includes (in order of seed) UCLA, Illinois, Baylor, California, Mississippi, Florida, Duke, Texas, Southern California, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Georgia, Harvard and San Diego State.
TEAM INDOOR TIDBITS: Stanford has won a record 12 National Team Indoor Championships --- 1973, '75-'76, '78, '85, '90, '92, '94-'95, '98, 2000, '02. UCLA is second with seven, and no other school has won more than two ... The Cardinal has also made a record 16 appearances in the championship match at the National Indoors to rank ahead of UCLA's 9 and Southern California's 6 ... The Cardinal captured last year's title with victories over San Diego State (4-0), Duke (4-1), Southern California (4-3) and Illinois (4-3).
DUAL DIARY: Stanford enters the weekend with a four-match dual winning streak ... The Cardinal has rattled off consecutive victories over No. 35 TCU (5-2), No. 71 UC Irvine (7-0), No. 61 Fresno State (6-1) and No. 33 San Diego State (6-1).
A LOOK AHEAD: Following the National Team Indoors, Stanford returns to the Bay Area for a non-conference match-up against unranked Utah on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Taube Tennis Center ... Stanford then travels to La Jolla, California for the prestigious Pacific Coast Doubles Championship on Friday, Feb. 28-Sunday, March 2.
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