Stanford men net nonconference tennis victory over Broncos


The 17th-ranked Stanford men's tennis team downed visiting Santa Clara, 4-0, Tuesday in a nonconference match at Taube Family Tennis Center.

Freshman Michael Genender clinched the victory at No. 5 singles, beating Kamran Khan, 6-3, 6-3. Fellow freshman Sameer Kumar and sophomore Tom Fawcett set Genender up for the clincher with singles victories.

Paul Fox
The Cardinal (5-1) took the doubles point with Fawcett and Kumar winning at the No. 1 spot and Genender and Yale Goldberg clinching the point at the No. 2 spot.

Kumar was the first to finish in singles play, earning a 6-0, 6-0 sweep at No. 4, while Fawcett made it 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 1.

Stanford goes on the road to face TCU on Saturday and host Texas on Sunday. Both matches will be played in Austin.

Men's golf

Stanford returns to the links Thursday as a team for the first time since finishing second at the Gifford Collegiate Championship in early November.

The Cardinal participates at the Amer Ari Invitational, which goes through Saturday, in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

The Cardinal finished sixth or better in four fall tournaments, while junior Maverick McNealy, the reigning national Player of the Year, won three of the tournaments and placed fifth in the other.

Senior David Boote has a fifth-place finish, sophomore Jeffrey Swegle recorded a 12th-place finish and junior Viraat Badhwar has a 16th-place finish thus far this season.


No. 22 Stanford hosts Oregon State in a Pac-12 Conference meet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The Cardinal (9-2, 2-1 Pac-12) is on a seven-match winning streak while the four-time defending conference champion Beavers (6-5, 0-1) are coming off a loss to Arizona State.

Featured bouts include Stanford's Nathan Butler (21-4 overall, 8-1 duals) and Oregon State's Amarveer Dhesi (18-3, 10-1) at heavyweight and Cardinal Jim Wilson (18-5, 10-1) and Beavers' Seth Thomas (16-6, 9-2) at 165 pounds.

Other top Stanford wrestlers include No. 2 ranked Joey McKenna (16-1, 8-0) at 141 pounds and Paul Fox (22-7) at 149 pounds.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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