AaronS | Posted: 1 Feb 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Netters fall to No. 18 Stanford

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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

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