Schram gives Cardinal wrestlers edge over Arizona State


Redshirt freshman Connor Schram gave the Stanford wrestling team the lead and the Cardinal held on to beat visiting Arizona State, 18-13, Sunday in a Pac-12 match.

Stanford (3-1 in the Pac-12, 8-2 overall) travels to Utah Valley on Saturday and then goes to Boise State on Sunday.

The Sun Devils took a 7-0 lead before Stanford heavyweight Nathan Butler put the Cardinal on the scoreboard with a 3-2 decision over Chace Eskam.

The redshirt freshman improves to 25-6 overall, leading the team in wins, and 8-1 in duals this season.

Redshirt junior Evan Silver, ranked 15th nationally, cut the ASU lead to one with a 5-2 decision over Ares Carpio at 125 pounds.

Leading 3-1 heading into the third period, Silver secured two near fall points before Carpio could escape to seal the victory. He improves to 12-5 overall and to 4-2 in duals.

Schram (9-1) gave the Cardinal a 9-7 lead with a 9-4 decision over Judson Preskitt at 133 pounds. He registered a quick takedown to open the bout and then took a 5-0 lead with three near fall points. He added another takedown, an escape and 2:18 of riding time in the win.

Following another ASU win, redshirt sophomore Maxwell Hvolbek increased the Cardinal lead to 15-10 with a 3-1 sudden victory decision over Oliver Pierce at 157 pounds. Hvolbek is now 17-11 on the year.

Redshirt sophomore Jim Wilson clinched the win for Stanford with an 8-1 decision over Jacen Petersen at 165 pounds. L

eading 7-0 with over five minutes of riding time in the third period, Wilson was called for locking his hands, giving Peterson a point. Wilson, ranked 14th in the nation, is now 24-4 overall and 8-1 in duals this season.

Men's tennis

Stanford completed the ITA Kick-Off Weekend competition with a 4-2 loss at No. 13 Florida on Sunday morning.

The Cardinal (1-2) grabbed an early lead by winning the doubles point but the Gators' depth proved to be too much in singles.

With four programs ranked among the nation's top-32, Stanford was slotted into one of the most balanced regional sites in the country. The Cardinal fell to No. 29 South Carolina 4-1 on Saturday in the opening round.

Stanford moved in front 1-0 on the strength of its doubles, needing less than 35 minutes to claim the point.

The No. 3 duo of Nolan Paige and Trey Strobel cruised to a 6-1 victory before the No. 2 tandem of Tom Fawcett and Maciek Romanowicz ran away with a 6-2 triumph.

For the second straight day, David Wilczynski was dominant at the lower part of the lineup. Moving up to the No. 5 spot, Wilczynski breezed past Chase Perez-Blanco 6-1, 6-0 to provide the Cardinal with a 2-0 lead.

Florida (3-1) then took control, winning four singles matches in a row. The clincher came at the No. 3 position, where Gordon Watson edged John Morrissey 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Stanford returns to the court on Saturday, hosting UNLV at 2 p.m.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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