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Huskies Make First Trip To Bay Area Since 2018

Apr 7, 2022


Friday, Apr. 8, Stanford, Calif.
No. 47 Washington at No. 14 Stanford, 2 p.m. | Live Scores and Video

Saturday, Apr. 9, Berkeley, Calif.
No. 47 Washington at No. 43 California, 12 p.m. | Live Scores and Video

SEATTLE -- The first visit for the Husky men's tennis team to Stanford and Cal in four years comes with plenty at stake, with all three teams ranked and just two weeks remaining in the regular season. Washington (15-6, 2-2 Pac-12) finishes up a stretch of five matches in nine days against the 14th-ranked Cardinal this Friday at 2 p.m. at the Taube Tennis Center, followed by a visit to Cal's Hellman Tennis Complex and a 12 noon match on Saturday against the 43rd-ranked Bears.

Washington last traveled to Stanford and Cal during the 2018 season. The 47th-ranked Huskies have played well against several top-25 opponents but have yet to break through, and have another opportunity tomorrow against the Cardinal (13-4, 3-2 Pac-12). Stanford has conference wins over Utah, UCLA, and Arizona State, but lost a 4-3 match to USC and a 4-2 match against Arizona. Stanford is led by Arthur Fery, currently ranked No. 8 but ranked No. 1 earlier this season. Fery earned a three set win over Clement Chidekh in the ITA Northwest Super Regional final in the fall. Stanford also has 34th-ranked Max Basing, 92nd-ranked Alexandre Rotsaert, and 110th-ranked Axel Geller. Fery and Rotsaert are ranekd 9th in doubles and Fery and Geller are No. 72.

Cal had a conference opening win over Utah but has lost its past four against the L.A. schools and on the road at the Arizona schools. The Bears will host Oregon first on Friday. Cal is currently 10-7 on the season. Yuta Kikuchi is ranked 105th in singles for the Bears and Kikuchi and Carl Emil Overbeck are 44th in doubles together. The two are 9-4 at No. 1 doubles. Kikuchi is 10-6 at No. 1 singles and Overbeck has a team-high 11 dual singles wins, with an 8-3 mark at No. 4.