Worth the Wait
OJAI, Calif. – Taking the court for the first time this week at the Pac-12 Championships, No. 16 Stanford men's tennis rolled past No. 57 Arizona State, 4-0, in the quarterfinal round. The Cardinal improves to 17-4 this season, including a 2-0 sweep of the Sun Devils.
The Cardinal got out to a quick start in doubles, collecting a 1-0 advantage with a win on courts one and two. Arthur Fery and Alexandre Rotsaert picked up their 20th win together this season, winning 6-3 on court two, while the duo of Axel Geller and Tomas Kopczynski picked up a 6-3 win of their own on court one.
Stanford stretched its advantage to 2-0 with straight set wins on courts two and three from Max Basing and Geller. Basing was first in the clubhouse with a 6-3, 6-3 victory, while Geller triumphed minutes later, 7-5, 6-3.
Leading 3-0, the match was delayed on Thursday night due to rain, with action picking up at 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning.
Sangeet Sridhar finished off the Sun Devils just under 30 minutes into Friday morning's action, winning on court five, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
Stanford returns to action Friday evening against second-seeded No. 13 USC.
No. 16 Stanford 4, No. 57 Arizona State 0
1) No. 76 Geller/Tomas Kopczynski (STAN) d. No. 36 McKennon/Salle (ASU), 6-3
2) No. 19 Fery/Rotsaert (STAN) d. No. 78 Cassone/Bullard (ASU), 6-3
3) Basing/Sridhar (STAN) v. Lerby/Stoupe (ASU) 5-5 uf
Order of Finish: 2, 1
1) No. 11 Arthur Fery (STAN) v. No. 15 Murphy Cassone (ASU), 3-6, 6-3 ,4-5 uf
2) No. 53 Max Basing (STAN) d. Fabien Salle (ASU), 6-3, 6-3
3) No. 125 Axel Geller (STAN) d. Jacob Bullard (ASU), 7-5, 6-3
4) No. 73 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) v. George Stoupe (ASU), 4-6, 6-3, 3-2 uf
5) Sangeet Sridhar (STAN) d. Nicola Cigna (ASU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
6) Aryan Chaudhary (STAN) v. Christian Lerby (ASU), 6-3, 4-6, 1-4 uf
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 5