Men's Tennis To Finish Up Regular Season This Week
April 14, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford men's tennis team, ranked No. 8 for the third-straight week as of today in the Campbell's ITA College Tennis Rankings, will finish out its regular-season schedule this week with two home matches.
The Cardinal will take on non-conference opponent San Francisco at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on Wednesday, April 15 at 1:30 p.m. before finishing out the Pac-10 table with another home match against rival No. 39 California, Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m.
San Francisco heads into Wednesday's match looking to improve on a 7-10 overall record (4-2 against West Coast Conference opponents) and to extend a three-match win streak. Against common opponents with Stanford, the Dons have gone 2-5, suffering shutouts at the hands of the Pac-10's Washington and Arizona.
USF has one ranked singles player, No. 115 Thong Tu, and one ranked doubles pair, No. 87 Tu and Asaf Cohen. Tu is 12-5 at No. 1 singles and and Tu and Cohen are 8-2 at No. 1 doubles.
Cal is currently 10-9 overall and is 2-3 in Pac-10 play, and in the last meeting between the Golden Bears and the Cardinal on Feb. 21 in Berkeley, Stanford was victorious 5-2.
Cal has two ranked singles players, No. 58 Pedro Zerbini, and No. 88 Kallim Stewart, along with the No. 15 pair of Geoff Chizever and Zerbini. Zerbini is 12-5 in dual matches while Stewart is only 2-5. Chizever and Zerbini are 12-6 at No. 1 doubles.
The Cardinal, now 16-5 and 2-3 in Pac-10 competition is on a three-match win streak of its own after a weekend sweep of the conference Northwest schools. Stanford currently have four ranked singles players: No. 20 Alex Clayton, No. 52 Bradley Klahn, No. 119 Greg Hirshman, and No. 122 Richard Wire. Two doubles pairs are also recognized in the rankings, with No. 30 Blake Muller and Wire, and No. 69 Matt Bruch and Ryan Thacher.
Following the conclusion of the regular season, the Cardinal will travel to Ojai, Calif. for the annual Pac-10 Championships from April 23-26.
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