Stanford Men

Whenever Fedy gets too happy I love to remind:

No. 38 Ole Miss 4, No. 4 Stanford 3

DOUBLES
1) No. 22 Tim Sandkaulen/Grey Hamilton (Ole Miss) d. Tom Fawcett/Michael Genender (STAN) 7-5
2) Eric Fomba/Sameer Kumar (STAN) d. No. 62 Zvonimir Babic/Filip Kraljevic (Ole Miss) 6-3
3) Fabian Fallert/Finn Reynolds (Ole Miss) d. Axel Geller/Timothy Sah (STAN) 7-5
Order of Finish: 2,3,1

SINGLES
1) No. 9 Tom Fawcett (STAN) d. No. 45 Gustav Hansson (Ole Miss) 6-4, 6-2
2) No. 33 Tim Sandkaulen (Ole Miss) d. No. 83 Axel Geller (STAN) 7-6 (4), 6-3
3) No. 107 Filip Kraljevic (Ole Miss) d. No. 102 Sameer Kumar (STAN) vs. 7-5, 6-3
4) Eric Fomba (STAN) d. Grey Hamilton (Ole Miss) 6-1, 7-6 (3)
5) David Wilczynski (STAN) d. Fabian Fallert (Ole Miss) 6-2, 6-3
6) Finn Reynolds (Ole Miss) d. William Genesen (STAN) 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2
Order of Finish: 3,4,1,5,2,6
This is a fluke Super Upset loss. This year this is a very deep vastly improved team due to the fact that Geller is playing at Top 50 ATP tour level now. and new guys are playing at top ATP 100 level. so that is why Kumar has to play #5. This should be super scary to all the teams in NCAA
 
HUGE WIN for Stanford Cardinal. Beat Florida Gators to finish 2-1 during ITA indoor championships. This sets up huge momentum going into mid season. Cardinal could go undefeated all the way to NCAA final.

 
Stanford has the same problem as always. Big talent, small balls. The men's team could learn a lot from their women's program but they never do.
I would have to disagree. They actually do not have _that_ much of talent on the team compared to other top college teams. They are undersized, holding a serve is a struggle for anyone but Axel and Alex. Sameer gets the job done by brain alone, and volleying skills, I have no idea how he wins. They court#5 player is interesting - huge serve, huge shots from both wings - but he is just a freshman so maybe next year. So essentially they get doubles point - they have a shot.
I like Alex's game, he is a bit JJ Wolf mold, not that level yet, fast, reliable serve, but Alex is a bit taller, and seems to be willing to go to the net more often. And he is younger.
 
I would have to disagree. They actually do not have _that_ much of talent on the team compared to other top college teams. They are undersized, holding a serve is a struggle for anyone but Axel and Alex. Sameer gets the job done by brain alone, and volleying skills, I have no idea how he wins. They court#5 player is interesting - huge serve, huge shots from both wings - but he is just a freshman so maybe next year. So essentially they get doubles point - they have a shot.
I like Alex's game, he is a bit JJ Wolf mold, not that level yet, fast, reliable serve, but Alex is a bit taller, and seems to be willing to go to the net more often. And he is younger.
Sameer has very good under-rated serve. Also when he is serving well he places it well and changes spin and placement with disguise. He is acutally one of the best servers on the team. and Alex isn't huge guy either and he doesn't have a big serve but what he has done is perfect that serve and forehand combination. His strategy is serve and force a short return and crush the next ball in the corner, preferably with forehand.
 
Sameer has very good under-rated serve. Also when he is serving well he places it well and changes spin and placement with disguise. He is acutally one of the best servers on the team. and Alex isn't huge guy either and he doesn't have a big serve but what he has done is perfect that serve and forehand combination. His strategy is serve and force a short return and crush the next ball in the corner, preferably with forehand.
remind yourself again - do not respond to Nostradamus posts, do not, do not, stay vigilant......
 
Way to go Axel Geller, you are the man. Hot off the press:
Stanford sophomore Axel Geller was named the Pac-12 Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.
Geller was honored after winning two of his three singles matches and teaming with freshman Alexandre Rotsaert for a pair of doubles wins at the ITA National Indoor Championships.

 
I would have to disagree. They actually do not have _that_ much of talent on the team compared to other top college teams. They are undersized, holding a serve is a struggle for anyone but Axel and Alex. Sameer gets the job done by brain alone, and volleying skills, I have no idea how he wins. They court#5 player is interesting - huge serve, huge shots from both wings - but he is just a freshman so maybe next year. So essentially they get doubles point - they have a shot.
I like Alex's game, he is a bit JJ Wolf mold, not that level yet, fast, reliable serve, but Alex is a bit taller, and seems to be willing to go to the net more often. And he is younger.
Stanford is a very talented team. I took a look back at their recruiting rankings in this post.
 
Stanford is a very talented team. I took a look back at their recruiting rankings in this post.
Well, to be fair, my argument is that if they are highly ranked recruits how come almost no one even tries to make it as a pro? I agree that this current team has talent at #1, #2, and possibly at #5 - but the rest of the team I'm not so sure about. I mean they are not bad, definitely top-15 team in the country but we are talking championship chances here. They got decimated on back courts by Virginia, and I'm afraid that will be the pattern when playing against any top team. I certainly do hope though.....
 
Because they don't do a great job of developing the talent that they have. But that is a separate issue; the talent is there.
I think Axel Geller is coming along nicely, he is much better player than last year. Beside, now they have the Best coach in NCAA, Paul Goldstein at the helm. He can take any talent to #1 in ATP tour.
 
Even without the star player at #1 spot, Trees continue the domination of their opponents.

No. 6 Stanford 4, UC Davis 0

DOUBLES
1. Ivan Thamma/David Goulak (UCD) d. Axel Geller/Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) 6-3
2. Sameer Kumar/Timothy Sah (STAN) d. Daniel Landa/Alex Scemanenco (UCD) 6-4
3. Jack Barber/William Genesen (STAN) d. Chethan Swanson/Dariush Jalali (UCD) 6-3
Order of Finish: 1,3,2

SINGLES
1. No. 39 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. Ivan Thamma (UCD) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
2. No. 31 Sameer Kumar (STAN) led David Goulak (UCD) 3-6, 6-2, 3-2
3. Michael Genender (STAN) led Nil Giraldez (UCD) 6-1, 6-6 (5-6)
4. Timothy Sah (STAN) d. Chethan Swanson (UCD) 6-1, 6-1
5. Jack Barber (STAN) d. Arjith Jayaraman (UCD) 6-0, 6-4
6. Daniel Landa (UCD) led Kento Perera (STAN) 6-4, 3-6, 3-2
Order of Finish: 4,5,1
 
I think Axel Geller is coming along nicely, he is much better player than last year. Beside, now they have the Best coach in NCAA, Paul Goldstein at the helm. He can take any talent to #1 in ATP tour.
Geller has made the right changes to his game. Serve technique has improved (save his shoulder) and he is playing much more patient. Guy is talented, I’ll give you that.
 
Cardinal comes back and dominates in singles after dropping the doubles point against Cal. Fear the Tree, Fear the Tree.

No. 6 Stanford 4, No. 40 California 2
DOUBLES
1) No. 13 Brumm/Kikuchi (CAL) d. Kumar/Sah (STAN) 6-3
2) No. 31 Paul Barretto/Can Kaya (CAL) d. Geller/Genender (STAN) 7-6 (5)
3) Jack Barber/Genesen (STAN) d. No. 42 Molloy/Mert Zincirli (CAL) 7-5
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2

SINGLES
1) No. 13 Axel Geller (STAN) d. Jacob Brumm (CAL) 6-1, 6-0
2) No. 60 William Genesen (STAN) d. Paul Barretto (CAL) 6-0, 6-3
3) No. 31 Sameer Kumar (STAN) d. Yuta Kikuchi (CAL) 6-2, 6-4
4) Jack Malloy (CAL) d. Timothy Sah (STAN) 6-4, 6-4
5) Michael Genender (STAN) d. Bjorn Hoffman (CAL) 6-1, 6-3
6) Jack Barber (STAN) led Ben Draper (CAL) 6-3, 4-5, unfinished
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 5, 4, 3

 
Cardinal comes back and dominates in singles after dropping the doubles point against Cal. Fear the Tree, Fear the Tree.

No. 6 Stanford 4, No. 40 California 2
DOUBLES
1) No. 13 Brumm/Kikuchi (CAL) d. Kumar/Sah (STAN) 6-3
2) No. 31 Paul Barretto/Can Kaya (CAL) d. Geller/Genender (STAN) 7-6 (5)
3) Jack Barber/Genesen (STAN) d. No. 42 Molloy/Mert Zincirli (CAL) 7-5
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2

SINGLES
1) No. 13 Axel Geller (STAN) d. Jacob Brumm (CAL) 6-1, 6-0
2) No. 60 William Genesen (STAN) d. Paul Barretto (CAL) 6-0, 6-3
3) No. 31 Sameer Kumar (STAN) d. Yuta Kikuchi (CAL) 6-2, 6-4
4) Jack Malloy (CAL) d. Timothy Sah (STAN) 6-4, 6-4
5) Michael Genender (STAN) d. Bjorn Hoffman (CAL) 6-1, 6-3
6) Jack Barber (STAN) led Ben Draper (CAL) 6-3, 4-5, unfinished
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 5, 4, 3

You need to smoke some tree, son.
 
Cards on a roll.

No. 7 Stanford 4, Arizona State 0

DOUBLES
1. No. 70 Axel Geller/Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. Dominik Kellovsky/Nathan Ponwith(ASU) 7-5
2. Jack Barber/William Genesen (STAN) d. Makey Rakotomalala/Justin Roberts (ASU) 6-2
3. Michael Genender/Sangeet Sridhar (STAN) led Andrea Bolla/Tim Ruehl (ASU) 6-5
Order of Finish: 2,1

SINGLES
1. No. 8 Axel Geller (STAN) d. Dominik Kellovsky (ASU) 7-6 (2), 6-1
2. No. 32 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. Nathan Ponwith (ASU) 6-2, 7-5
3. No. 56 William Genesen (STAN) led Andrea Bolla (ASU) 6-2, 4-5
4. No. 35 Sameer Kumar (STAN) led Tim Ruehl (ASU) 6-4, 5-4
5. Michael Genender (STAN) led Justin Roberts (ASU) 4-6, 6-3, 2-0
6. Timothy Sah (STAN) d. Makey Rakotomalala (ASU) 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 6,1,2
 
Genender and Kumar great wins on senior day. These guys have a real future in the ATP tour if they choose to pursue it. and also, Trees keep blasting away their opponents, now Arizona makes way for the Cardinal.



No. 7 Stanford 4, No. 21 Arizona 0

DOUBLES
1. No. 70 Axel Geller/Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. Jonas Erksson Ziverts/Igor Karpovets(UA) 6-2
2. Jack Barber/William Genesen (STAN) led Filip Malbasic/Alejandro Reguant (UA) 5-3
3. Sameer Kumar/Timothy Sah (STAN) d. Stewart Block/Jonas Maier (UA) 6-4
Order of Finish: 1,3

SINGLES
1. No. 8 Axel Geller (STAN) d. Jonas Erksson Ziverts (UA) 7-5, 6-3
2. No. 32 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. Filip Malbasic (UA) 6-4, 6-3
3. No. 56 William Genesen (STAN) led Igor Karpovets (UA) 6-4, 5-3
4. No. 35 Sameer Kumar (STAN) led Alejandro Reguant (UA) 6-3, 3-4
5. Michael Genender (STAN) led Carlos Hassey (UA) 6-0, 6-5
6. Sangeet Sridhar (STAN) d. Jonas Maier (UA) 6-3, 6-2
Order of Finish: 6,2,1
 
Well, to be fair, my argument is that if they are highly ranked recruits how come almost no one even tries to make it as a pro? I agree that this current team has talent at #1, #2, and possibly at #5 - but the rest of the team I'm not so sure about. I mean they are not bad, definitely top-15 team in the country but we are talking championship chances here. They got decimated on back courts by Virginia, and I'm afraid that will be the pattern when playing against any top team. I certainly do hope though.....

Doesn’t Stanford have like 6-7 blue chip recruits? And that doesn’t even include Geller.
 
Hot off the press:

STANFORD, Calif. – After a 16-day break for final exams, No. 10 Stanford resumes competition this week, as the Cardinal hosts San Francisco on Wednesday, UCLA on Friday and USC on Saturday at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

THE SCHEDULE
Stanford will meet San Francisco on Wednesday at 3 p.m., UCLA on Friday at 3 p.m. and USC on Saturday at 1 p.m.

HOW TO FOLLOW
All three matches will be live streamed through http://streamingtennis.com/Cardinal. Tim Swartz will provide commentary throughout the live broadcast. Live scoring is available through the streaming link as well. Fans can also keep up-to-date with the men's tennis program by following the social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
 
Dons didn't know what hit them. They were hit hard by the Trees.

Stanford now turns its focus to the Dick Gould Stanford/SoCal Challenge this weekend. The Cardinal will host No. 19 UCLA on Friday at 3 p.m. and No. 12 USC on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

No. 10 Stanford 7, San Francisco 0

DOUBLES
1. No. 43 Axel Geller/Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. Paul Giraud/Oz Daniel (USF) 6-4
2. Jack Barber/William Genesen (STAN) d. Ryan Marker/Phuc Huynh (USF) 6-3
3. Romeo Midtgaard Jivraj/Nitzan Ricklis (USF) d. Sameer Kumar/Timothy Sah (STAN) 6-3
Order of Finish: 1,3,2

SINGLES
1. No. 33 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. Ryan Marker (USF) 6-2, 7-6 (9)
2. No. 60 William Genesen (STAN) d. Nitzan Ricklis (USF) 6-1, 6-2
3. No. 61 Sameer Kumar (STAN) d. Phuc Huynh (USF) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)
4. Michael Genender (STAN) d. Oz Daniel (USF) 7-6 (4), 6-7 (9), 1-0, (10-6)
5. Sangeet Sridhar (STAN) d. Romeo Midtgaard Jivraj (USF) 6-0, 6-4
6. Timothy Sah (STAN) d. David Woodland (USF) 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6,2,5,3,1,4
 
Stanford takes back to back losses to conference rivals UCLA and USC
yes, not a good weekend for cardinal. But it was mostly due to long layoff. Spring break is now over and it is time to learn from these loses and get back on the winning ways. Cardinal will go Undefeated all the way into the NCAA tournament final and will Win it all. GO CARD, Fear the Tree.
 
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yes, not a good weekend for cardinal. But it was mostly due to long layoff. Spring break is now over and it is time to learn from these loses and get back on the winning ways. Cardinal will go Undefeated all the way into the NCAA tournament final and will Win it all. GO CARD, Fear the Tree.
USC and UCLA had Spring Break also so that is not an excuse--the more likely explanation is that the entire team, coaches, managers, trainers and home crowd were all injured...
 
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