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Stanford men blow past the Gaels in nonconference tennis

The No. 20 Stanford men's tennis team added its third sweep of the year, beating Saint Mary's, 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium in a nonconference match.

The Cardinal (5-1) came out strong out of the gates, ripping past the Gaels (3-2) in doubles. The team of Tom Fawcett and Michael Genender led the way with a 6-2 win at No. 2 as Stanford swept the doubles in rapid-fire fashion.


Kelly Myers
Freshman William Genesen made his second dual appearance and led the Cardinal in singles action, dispatching Matis Bot in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1.

David Wilczynski put the Cardinal on the cusp at the No. 3 position as he defeated Calvin Jordaan 6-1, 6-2 to make it 3-0 Stanford.

Fawcett clinched the win for the Cardinal, his ninth career clincher. He earned a 6-3, 6-4 win over Nash Vollenweider.

Roy Lederman added another straight set win before Brandon Sutter and Michael Genender battled to tiebreak wins to complete the sweep.

Stanford hosts USF on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Lacrosse

The 12th-ranked Cardinal fell, 10-7, to Denver on Sunday afternoon at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.

Denver (3-0) opened a three-goal lead in the first five minutes. Kelsey Murray got Stanford on the board, scoring off a free position shot to make it 3-1.

The Pioneers kept at the Cardinal (1-1) defense, scoring two more goals until Alex Poplawski set up Maggie Nick on a drive to cut DU's lead to 5-2.

Another Denver goal was met with back-to-back free position goals from Kelly Myers and Dillon Schoen as the Cardinal scrapped back into the game.

Poplawski added her second assist of the day with 23 seconds remaining to Dillon Schoen as the teams headed into the half with DU holding a 7-5 lead.

The second half started off in similar fashion with Denver adding two more goals while the Cardinal offense struggled to find its composure as several Stanford shots found the post or went wide of the cage.

Hannah Dudley scored her first career goal on a free position shot to push the score to 9-6 in favor of the Pioneers, but DU answered the goal as Maddy Stevenson put up a phenomenal 16 saves in the game to keep the Cardinal attack at bay and close out the 10-7 win.

The Cardinal travels to Dallas to play No. 10 Duke in the Patriot Cup. Game time is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Softball

Stanford dropped a pair of games Sunday to conclude its first weekend of play at the Kajikawa Classic.

A day after producing its most hits in a single game in the past 10 years, the Cardinal (4-2) struggled offensively against San Diego (1-3) and dropped a 2-0 decision. Stanford's day got rougher with a 24-8 loss against No. 24 Fresno State (4-1) in its final game of the weekend.

Despite a tough showing on Sunday, the Cardinal had plenty of bright spots during the opening weekend including a 4-0 start and the emergence of its freshman class.

Stanford's offense excelled, with seven starters hitting .300 or better and producing 44 runs in six games. Teaghan Cowles paced Stanford offensively, hitting .619 (13-21) with seven RBIs, seven runs two walks and a triple. Lauren Bertoy (.533), Kristina Inouye (.400) and Kylie Sorenson (.381) also had strong offensive showings.

Whitney Burks provided plenty of power, hitting .381 on the weekend with a .762 slugging percentage. Burks led Stanford with two home runs and two doubles.

Carolyn Lee (2-1) was excellent in the circle and gave Stanford a quality chance to win in each start. She holds a 1.11 ERA and limited opponents to four runs – three earned – in 19.0 innings. Lee racked up 10 strikeouts and permitted just four walks.

Stanford's trio of freshman pitchers each made their collegiate debut and provided contributions in multiple games.

Wrestling

Highlighted by Peter Galli's fall on Senior Day, the No. 17 Stanford wrestling team defeated San Francisco State, 33-11, Sunday at Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal closes its dual season at 10-3.

Redshirt senior Zach Nevills started things off for the Cardinal with an 8-0 major decision over Mitchell Owens at 184 pounds. There was no score in the opening period between Nevills and Owens, who chose down to start the second. Nevills was strong on top, racking up 2:00 of riding time and tallying four near fall points in the period. The Clovis, California native added an escape, another takedown and the riding time point in the victory. It was his first major decision of the season.

Redshirt senior Josh Marchok made it 7-0 Stanford with a 10-4 decision against Jonathon Costa at 197 pounds. Marchok recorded four takedowns, an escape and 1:22 of riding time in the win. He moves to 13-6 and 9-4 in duals this season.

Redshirt freshman Trevor Rasmussen turned in a dominating 13-0 major decision over Ricardo Jaramillo at 285 pounds. Leading 6-0 after one, Rasmussen added an escape and a takedown in the second. He finished off Jaramillo with another takedown in the third along with a stalling point and 3:59 of riding time.

Redshirt sophomore Brian Rossi pushed the dual score to 14-0 in favor of the Cardinal with an 8-3 decision over Matt Gamble at 125 pounds. It was Rossi's first dual win of the season.

San Francisco State cut the Stanford lead to 14-11 as Nathan Cervantez earned a fall in 2:23 over Peter Russo at 133 pounds and Josh Villaflor posted a 16-0 technical fall in 4:52 over true freshman Brandon Kier at 141 pounds.

At 149 pounds, redshirt sophomore Walker Dempsey used a takedown late in the third period to defeat Dylan Furtado for his first dual win of the year. Wrestling up a weight, redshirt junior Tommy Pawelski registered his first pin of the season, earning the fall in 2:29 over Landon Myers.

Redshirt junior Keaton Subjeck also posted a dominating performance for Stanford, picking up a 16-3 major decision at 165 pounds. He improved to 19-6 overall and 10-2 in duals.

Galli closed out the dual with a fall in 1:56 over Jesse Lyga at 174 pounds. It was the second consecutive pin for Gali and his seventh of the season. He finishes the regular season at 23-5 overall and 10-1 in duals.

Up next, Stanford is set to host the 2017 Pac-12 Championships on Sunday, Feb. 26 at Maples Pavilion.

— Stanford Athletics

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