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Card Drops Home Opener

Nov 19, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. –  In an outdoor dual at Taube Tennis Center, No. 20 Stanford dropped a 20-15 decision to Rutgers on Saturday in its home opener.

Each team won five of the 10 bouts, but Rutgers (3-1) scored bonus points in three of its five wins to capture the dual victory.

Down 11-0, Stanford reeled off four straight wins to take the lead. However, a fall by Rutgers' Brian Soldano, who is ranked 15th nationally, all but sealed up the win. After Cardinal 197-pounder Nick Stemmet's 5-0 decision over Billy Janzer cut the lead to 17-15, Rutgers heavyweight Boone McDermott, ranked No. 32, closed the door on the dual with a 14-9 decision over Seamus O'Malley.

Redshirt junior Jaden Abas, ranked No. 13 at 149 pounds, got the Cardinal on the board with a 3-2 decision over No. 32 Anthony White. Abas moves to 7-1 on the season.

Daniel Cardenas, who entered the rankings this week at No. 22, posted a 17-11 decision over Andrew Clark at 157 pounds. The true freshman has won 10 straight matches to start his Stanford career. 

Ranked second nationally, Shane Griffith dominated in a 9-2 decision over Connor O'Neill at 165 pounds. He remains undefeated at 8-0 this season. 

Stanford 174-pounder Tyler Eischens, who checks in at No. 27, also earned a 9-2 decision over No. 24 Jackson Turley. Eischens improves to 8-1 on the year.

Stanford will resume action on Sunday, Dec. 18 as it hosts No. 13 Virginia Tech and Lindenwood at Burnham Pavilion.
 

Rutgers 20, No. 20 Stanford 15

Weight Matchup Result
125 Dean Peterson (RU) maj. dec. #30 Nico Provo (STAN) 11-2
133 #16 Joe Heilmann dec. #33 Jackson DiSario (STAN) 4-3
141 #10 Sammy Alvarez maj. dec. Jason Miranda (STAN) 18-6
149 #13 Jaden Abas (STAN) dec. #32 Anthony White (RU) 3-2
157 #22 Daniel Cardenas (STAN) dec. Andrew Clark (RU) 17-11
165 #2 Shane Griffith (STAN) dec. Connor O'Neill (RU)  9-2
174 #27 Tyler Eischens (STAN) dec. #24 Jackson Turley (RU) 9-2
184 #15 Brian Soldano (RU) fall Brook Byers (STAN) F0:34
197 Nick Stemmet (STAN) dec. Billy Janzer (RU) 5-0
285 #32 Boone McDermott (RU) dec. Seamus O'Malley (STAN) 14-9