Stanford's Fawcett set for national indoor tennis tourney


Stanford freshman Tom Fawcett will open tournament play on Thursday at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships to be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Fawcett will square off against Virginia's Thai Kwiatkowski on Thursday morning in the first round.

Fawcett earned a bid by capturing his first career singles title at the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships, defeating Santa Clara's Ashot Khacharyan, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Making his home debut and playing in just his second collegiate tournament, Fawcett became Stanford's first singles champion at the regional event since Ryan Thacher outlasted California's Ben McLachlan 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 back in 2011 in Seattle.

Kwiatkowski punched his ticket to New York by receiving an at-large berth after a semifinal finish at the ITA All-American Championships. Kwiatkowski was named the ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year last season, compiling a 20-1 overall record while playing mainly at the Nos. 4 and 5 spots of the lineup.

Men's basketball

Stanford senior Chasson Randle was one of 36 student-athletes named to the watch list for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, announced Tuesday by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in college basketball.

A 2014 All-Pac-12 First Team honoree who sparked Stanford's 2014 NCAA Tournament upset of Kansas, Randle enters his final season 686 points away from passing Todd Lichti (2,336) as the school's all-time scoring leader and averaged a team-high 18.8 points last year.

A two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honoree, Randle completed his undergraduate degree in African and African-American Studies one year ahead of his class. Randle is currently working on a master's in psychology, joining Anthony Brown and Stefan Nastic as fellow seniors also completing coursework toward their master's degrees.

Randle is one of three Pac-12 players on the watch list, joining Arizona's T.J. McConnell and Utah's Delon Wright.

— Stanford Athletics

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