Taube Tennis Center
641 Campus Drive East Stanford CA 94305
STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 48 BYU men’s tennis team fell to the No. 18 Stanford Cardinal 7-0 on Friday at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
“Stanford is a very good team, as they always are, and they were ready for us today,” head coach Brad Pearce said. “Our guys played tired, both physically and mentally.”
The Cardinal (3-1) earned the doubles point by topping BYU (5-2) on all three courts.
In singles play, junior Patrick Kawka snapped his undefeated 6-0 streak in dual matches this year by falling to No. 39 John Morrissey 6-1, 6-2.
On court 6, freshman John Pearce gave Trey Strobel all he could handle but couldn’t quite secure the match, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.
“We will do what it takes to be ready for a solid Air Force team Saturday night,” coach Pearce said.
The Cougars look to bounce back Saturday at 5:30 p.m. against Air Force at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts. Admission is free and pizza will be provided.
1. Morrissey/Kandath (STAN) def. Kawka/Sargeant (BYU) 8-4
2. No. 57 Ball/Strobel (STAN) def. Cullimore/Pearce (BYU) 8-1
3. Romanowicz/Stineman (STAN) def. Fillmore/Smith (BYU) 8-5
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3
1. No. 39 John Morrissey (STAN) def. Patrick Kawka (BYU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Matt Kandath (STAN) def. Spencer Smith (BYU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Nolan Paige (STAN) def. Francis Sargeant (BYU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Maciek Romanowicz (STAN) def. Keaton Cullimore (BYU) 6-0, 6-3
5. Robert Stineman (STAN) def. Andrey Goryachkov (BYU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Trey Strobel (STAN) def. John Pearce (BYU) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Order of finish: 5, 1, 4, 2, 6, 3
PROVO, Utah – After competing at the ITA Kick-off Weekend last weekend in Los Angeles, the No. 48 BYU men’s tennis team travels back to California to face the No. 18 Stanford Cardinal. The Cougars then return home to host Air Force on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., at the Indoor Tennis Courts.
Friday’s match against Stanford will be the fourth consecutive ranked opponent BYU has played. The Cougars are 3-1 this year against ranked teams.
The Cardinal (2-1) were ranked No. 10 last week before falling to No. 26 Texas A&M on Friday. They improved their record with a victory over No. 29 Texas Tech on Saturday.
Stanford boasts a top ranked singles player in No. 39 John Morrissey, as well as the No. 57 doubles team of Jamin Ball and Trey Strobel.
On Friday, Air Force (3-1) will play against Utah before coming down to Provo to face BYU. This year the Falcons have wins over Seattle, Montana and Montana State.
The Cougars have the edge all-time against Air Force at 26-3.
The home match at the Indoor Tennis Courts is free to attend and pizza will be provided.