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Men’s Tennis Signs Two

Aug 1, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. – Adding to its wealth of talent with two blue chip recruits, Stanford men's tennis has unveiled its class of 2022. Samir Banerjee and Nishesh Basavareddy join a Cardinal program that is routinely ranked among the top programs in the country.

Banerjee and Basavareddy make up the top-rated recruiting class in the country, per Tennis Recruiting, and give Stanford its second No. 1 rated class in the last three years and third top-five class in the last five years.
 
Samir Banerjee | 6-2 | Basking Ridge, N.J. | Laurel Springs School

Before Stanford

  • Junior Wimbledon Champion in 2021
  • Ranked as high as No. 2 in the world (ITF) among junior players in 2021
  • Tennis Recruiting blue chip recruit, ranked as high as No. 1 in the country on May 23, 2022
  • Part of Tennis Recruiting's No. 1 ranked recruiting class

Personal

  • Parents are Kunal and Usha Banerjee
  • Has one sibling, Divya
  • Cousin, Rajeev Emani, played tennis at Columbia

Nishesh Basavareddy | 5-11 | Carmel, Ind. | Carmel

Before Stanford

  • Tennis Recruiting blue chip recruit, ranked as high as No. 4 in the country on Feb. 28, 2022
  • Part of Tennis Recruiting's No. 1 ranked recruiting class
  • Won first professional doubles title in Vero Beach, earned first ATP points in 2022
  • Won the J1 Porto Alegre, JA Cricuma and JA Milan tournaments in 2022
  • Ranked as high as No. 5 in the world in the ITF Junior U18 Rankings
  • Won the U14 Orange Brown and was on the USA U14 team that won the World Junior Team Finals in the Czech Republic

Personal

  • Parents are Muralikrishna and Sai Prasanna Basavareddy
  • Has one sibling, Nishanth