Senior Tom Fawcett earned first team All-Pac-12 honors for the fourth consecutive season in his standout career with the Stanford men’s tennis team. He was one of three all-conference honorees for the Cardinal in 2018. Freshman Axel Geller was a second-team selection and graduate student Eric Fomba was an honorable mention pick.
Fawcett, who was named an ITA All-American for the third time in his career last week, established himself among Stanford’s all-time greats over the past four years.
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Fawcett was ranked among the top-10 in the nation for the majority of the season and completed the year No. 13 in the final ITA poll.
He finished his senior season 20-7 overall (11-4 in dual play) and recorded wins over 10 nationally-ranked opponents this season. He also netted four clinching points this season against No. 22 Tulane, No. 5 USC, No. 10 Illinois and No. 4 Georgia, earning Pac-12 Player of the Week honors twice during the season. Fawcett concluded his singles career on The Farm with a 90-37 record.
Geller finished his first collegiate season with an 18-7 overall record. He ranked No. 86 in the final ITA singles poll. He owned a 16-6 record in dual action, playing all his matches at No. 1 or No. 2 for the Cardinal.
Geller defeated six nationally-ranked opponents and produced three match clinchers (two against California and one against Army). The freshman won his first eight dual matches, defeating six nationally-ranked opponents during that span.
Fawcett and Geller formed Stanford’s No. 2 doubles team during the regular season, posting a 16-6 record. They earned a berth in the NCAA Doubles Championship, finishing the year No. 30 in the final ITA poll. Geller posted an 18-10 overall record in doubles play.
In his first season on The Farm, Fomba enjoyed a standout year. The Cardinal graduate student was 16-3 overall, owning a 12-2 mark in dual action at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 singles. He won his final nine decisions of the season.
Fomba produced five clinching points for the Cardinal, highlighted by a stellar come-from-behind victory over No. 20 Arizona State on the road in March to help Stanford earn the 4-3 victory. Fomba also clinched Cardinal wins over No. 12 Baylor, No. 14 USC, No. 36 Oregon and Washington.
In doubles action, Fomba went 9-3, playing with Sameer Kumar, David Wilczynski, William Genesen and Sam Turchetta.
Stanford registered its best record in 15 seasons, with a 22-4 mark. The Cardinal, ranked in the top-five in the ITA poll for the majority of the season, finished No. 7 in the ITA rankings. Stanford reached as high as No. 2 in the rankings in February.