Huskies Host No. 24 Cardinal In Final Home Match
THIS WEEK IN HUSKY MEN'S TENNIS
Sunday, Apr. 18
Washington hosts No. 24 Stanford
Bill Quillian Stadium, 12:00 pm
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SEATTLE - Sunday at noon the Husky men's tennis team brings its home season and regular season to a close and gets an opportunity for what would be its biggest win of the season to date as 24th-ranked Stanford comes in. Washington will honor seniors Alexis Alvarez and Thibault Cancel in a pre-match Senior Day ceremony. Perfect weekend weather in Seattle will call for the outdoor courts of Bill Quillian Stadium.
Alvarez, a native of Uruapan, Mexico, has been one of Washington's top doubles players for the past two seasons, going 21-10 in that span, teaming up most frequently with Jack Davis as the two have gone 13-7 at the No. 1 doubles spot. Alvarez has 29 career doubles wins and 15 career singles wins. An Economics major, Alvarez currently maintains a 3.27 grade point average.
Cancel, who hails from Toulouse, France, came to Washington after three seasons at Alabama. Cancel is tied for the team lead in doubles wins this season with 11, all coming with Clement Chidekh. He maintains one of the highest GPAs on the team at 3.87 in Pre-Social Science.
The Huskies played one of their best matches last time out in a 6-1 home win over Oregon, clinched at the No. 2 spot by Ewen Lumsden. That got the Dawgs back above .500 at 10-9 and was their first Pac-12 win of the year, at 1-5. Stanford had been a perfect 5-0 in Pac-12 play, with big 4-3 wins over both USC and UCLA, but the Cardinal were just upset by Oregon in Eugene on Friday. Oregon earned wins at the 2-5 singles spots.
In the latest ITA rankings, the Huskies are receiving votes in the coaches poll top-50 but remain outside the computer rankings top-50. Sophomore Clement Chidekh dropped from his season-high No. 73 spot down to No. 110. Stanford's Arthur Fery is ranked 36th in singles and Axel Geller is ranked 89th.
Following Sunday's match, seeds will be determined for next week's Pac-12 Championships, which will be held Apr. 23-26 in San Diego.