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Card Drops Heartbreaker at USC

Mar 25, 2022

LOS ANGELES – In a tight battle that came down to a series of tiebreak points, No. 13 Stanford fell to No. 15 USC, 4-3, on Friday afternoon.

USC jumped out to an early lead, winning via an 11-9 tiebreaker on court one to claim the doubles point. Max Basing and Alexandre Rotsaert won their own doubles match in tiebreak fashion on court three, 7-6 (1).

The Cardinal got early singles wins from Timothy Sah on court six, 6-1, 6-4, and Basing on court three, 7-6 (5), 6-1, and needed two more singles wins to clinch the match. Trailing 3-2 overall, Axel Geller picked up a three-set victory in the second position, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, to tie the tally, but a pair of tiebreak victories on court four led USC to a win over Rotsaert.

Stanford's road trip continues tomorrow at UCLA, with first serve set for 1 p.m.

No. 15 USC 4, No. 13 Stanford 3

DOUBLES
1) No. 17 Dostanic/Frye (USC) d. No. 48 Fery/Geller (STAN), 7-6 (9)
2) Makk/Weststrate (USC) d. Tomas Kopczynski/Timothy Sah (STAN), 6-4
3) Basing/Rotsaert (STAN) d. Samuel Rubell/Jackson (USC), 7-6 (1)
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

SINGLES
1) No. 6 Stefan Dostanic (USC) d. No. 2 Arthur Fery (STAN), 6-3, 6-4
2) Axel Geller (STAN) d. No. 116 Bradley Frye (USC), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
3) No. 58 Max Basing (STAN) d. No. 46 Peter Makk (USC), 7-6 (5), 6-1
4) Ryan Colby (USC) d. Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)
5) No. 73 Lodewijk Weststrate (USC) d. Sangeet Sridhar (STAN), 7-5, 6-4
6) Timothy Sah (STAN) d. Paul Barretto (USC), 6-1, 6-4
Order of Finish: 6, 1, 3, 5, 2, 4