Huskies Fall to Cardinal in Men's Tennis Action
January 31, 1998
STANFORD, CA -- The University of Washington's men's tennis team dropped to 2-2 with a 7-0 defeat to the rackets of No. 1-ranked Stanford (4-0). The Huskies fall to 0-2 in Pac-10 play while Stanford is 2-0 in the conference.
Play was delayed an hour due to rain showers before the schools squared off. The top match-up of the day featured Stanford's 61st-ranked Ryan Wolters and the Huskies' Robert Kendrick, ranked 23rd in the nation. Wolters won the first set and Kendrick won a tough-played second set, 7-6. Wolters' stamina and powerful serve was too much for Kendrick to overcome as Wolters took the third set easily, 6-0. Stanford's remaining three ranked players, - No. 1 Bob Bryan, No. 11 Mike Bryan and No. 19 Alex Kim - each won their matches in straight sets.
The Huskies' 19th-rated duo of Eric Drew and Kendrick lost to the ninth-ranked Bryan and Bryan, 8-2, in doubles action.
Washington resumes play in two weeks hosting the Great Northwest Shoot Out over Valentine's Day weekend.