After defeating St. Mary’s in the first dual match of the season last week, Stanford’s men’s tennis team defeated Berkeley 4-3. Men’s Tennis will now have the benefit of playing Santa Clara at the Taube Family Tennis Center on Sunday.
Matches will begin at P.T. 12:00. According to the university website, the team dropped two out of the three doubles matches, missing the opportunity to give Cal a 1-0 lead by earning the doubles point. Arthur Fery and Neel Rajesh, both juniors, lost 6-4, while Samir Banerjee, a freshman, and Aryan Chaudhary, also a junior, lost 6-2.
haudhary defeated Cal’s Siddhant Banthia in singles play first, winning 6-2, 6-3 to take fourth place. To pull off the surprise, the Bears fought back with three singles hits. Max Basing and Banerjee, two and three seats respectively, were both sophomores who triumphed in their singles matches.
Basing defeated No. 52 Ryder Jackson in the rankings, 7-6, 7-5, and Banerjee, the last player to compete, defeated Cal’s Carl Emil Overbeck in three sets, 3-6, 7-6, 6-3. Although Cal went up to first, fifth, and sixth places to claim the surprise, it wasn’t enough to overcome them.
Fery, who took a sabbatical to compete on the professional circuit for a quarter, is back with the start of dual play. Stanford appears to be a strong squad with Fery back and two top 10 players in the roster. Despite being injured at the moment, Basavareddy expects to be back for the ITA National Indoor Playoffs, which begin on January 29.
Stanford University information
A private university, Stanford University is located in Santa Clara county, California, about 40 kilometers south of San Francisco, close to Palo Alto, and essentially in the middle of Silicon Valley.
After six years of preparation, Stanford University finally opened its doors in 1891 thanks to the generosity of its founders, Jane and Leland Stanford, who wanted to establish the institution in honor of their son, who had passed away from typhus in Florence.
The SLAC particle accelerator is also located at the institution.
Stanford has Varsity sports teams and Stanford Stadium on its campus. Track and field, baseball, soccer, rowing, cross country, American football, gymnastics, golf, wrestling, swimming and diving, basketball, water polo, volleyball, fencing, tennis, and sailing are among the sixteen sports with men’s varsity squads.
Track and field, rowing, lightweight rowing, soccer, cross country, gymnastics, golf, field hockey, lacrosse, swimming & diving, synchronized swimming, basketball, water polo, volleyball, fencing, softball, squash, tennis, and sail are among the nineteen women’s teams.
Then, at a more casual and non-competitive level, there are the Intramural teams, which compete solely with other Stanford Intramural teams. In addition to the Varsity teams, there are teams called Clubs, some examples of which are ultimate frisbee, rugby, and cycling.
Stanford athletes brought home 25 medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, compared to 21 from the 1924 Paris Olympics.