Stanford men open tennis season with pair of victories


The 18th-ranked Stanford men's tennis team opened its season with a pair of victories Wednesday, beating visiting Sacramento State, 4-0, in the morning and topping visiting UC Davis, 4-0, in the afternoon.

David Wilczynski clinched the match against the Hornets, beating Mikus Losbergs, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 1 singles. The sophomore also clinched, with Yale Goldberg, the doubles point.

Against the Aggies, sophomore Tom Fawcett secured the victory at No. 1 singles, downing Alec Adamson, 7-6, 6-2.

The Cardinal (2-0) travels to the ITA Weekend Kickoff in New York to play No. 14 Virginia Tech (1-0) on Saturday and either Columbia or Minnesota on Sunday.

The No. 1 doubles team of Nolan Paige and Maciek Romanowicz completed a 6-4 win to earn the doubles point against UC Davis, while freshmen Michael Genender and Sameer Kumar preceded Fawcett's clinching victory.

Genender beat Everett Maltby, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 5 singles to make it 2-0, and Kumar finished with a 6-4, 6-1 win in the No. 6 spot over Eli Whittle.

Against the Hornets, Paige extended the Cardinal's lead to 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Joaquin Marquez on court two, and Kumar notched a 6-1, 6-2 victory at the No. 3 spot over Kasparas Zemaitelis.

The match against Sacramento State was originally scheduled for last week but was postponed due to weather.

Women's tennis

Stanford's opening match against visiting Santa Clara has been pushed back from Friday to early next week.

The Cardinal (18-6 last year) opens the season ranked No. 8 in the nation.

— Stanford Athletics


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