STANFORD – The University of Men’s Tennis team dropped a tightly fought match to No. 43 Stanford, falling 4-3, Friday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The Dawgs move to 10-11 on the year and 1-4 in Pac-12 play with just two conference matches remaining in the regular season.
“Our guys played extremely hard and we’re definitely getting better and closer to getting the reward,” said head coach Matt Anger. “I thought Viktor played great today and even though he didn’t come out on the good end of that match, he played very well and he’s ready to go back out there tomorrow and battle. We’ve got a tight turnaround as we take on Cal tomorrow but we know that these matches are crucial and the guys realize that they need to continue to improve like they have been.”
In a match that lasted just over four and a half hours, he doubles point was a preview of how competitive the day was going end up being as Stanford claimed the first win on court two. But UW rallied picking up wins on court one as Emmett Egger and Jeff Hawke outlasted Daniel Ho and Robert Stineman, 8-6 and on court three with freshmen Michael Chamerski and Wendell Watanabe defeating Yale Goldberg/Paige, 8-7.
Up 1-0 after doubles play, Stanford evened the score with a 7-6 (1), 7-6 (1) win at number one singles as John Morrissey outlasted No. 114, then took the lead with a three-set win on court six over Michael Chamerski (6-1, 4-6, 6-1). The Dawgs bounced back with two big wins on courts two and three. Max Manthou prevailed over Daniel Ho, 7-5, 7-5 while Gal Hakak was taken to three sets by Trey Strobel but came out with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 win.
With a 3-2 Husky lead, Stanford’s back courts featured two three set matches with the Cardinal coming out on top. Jeff Hawke won his first set 6-3, but Nolan Paige took the next two, 7-6 (6) and 6-3 on court four. Court five, which would decide the match, was a close one but after Farkas forced a third set, Stanford’s Anthony Tsodikov was able to take the win with a 7-6 (13) decision.
Up next the Huskies head to face California on Saturday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. Fans can watch the match on Cal’s web site by clicking here.
No. 43 Stanford, 4, Washington 3
April, 11, 2014
Doubles Results (Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3)
1. Egger Hawke (WASH) def. Ho/Stineman (STAN), 8-6
2. Ball/Morrissey (STAN) def. Farkas/Manthou (WASH), 8-2
3. Chamerski/Watanabe (WASH) def. Yale Goldberg/Paige (STAN), 8-7
Singles Results (Order of Finish: 1, 6, 2, 3, 4, 5)
1. John Morrissey (STAN) d. No. 114 Emmett Egger (WASH) 7-6 (1), 7-6 (1)
2. Max Manthou (WASH) d. Daniel Ho (STAN) 7-5, 7-5
3. Gal Hakak (WASH) d. Trey Strobel (STAN) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
4. Nolan Paige (STAN) d. Jeff Hawke (WASH) 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3
5. Anthony Tsodikov (STAN) d. Viktor Farkas (WASH) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (13)
6. Robert Stineman (STAN) d. Michael Chamerski (WASH) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1