Stanford Men

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Geller and Rotasaert on fire at Sherwood cup, moving into the quarterfinals with ease...………. GO CARD.




Main Draw – Round of 32
Axel Geller (Stanford) defeats No. 107 Austin Abbrat (A&M), 6-3, 6-2
Govind Nanda (UCLA) defeats Kento Perera (Stanford), 6-2, 6-4
No. 37 Stefan Dostanic (USC) defeats Neel Rajesh (Stanford), 6-1, 7-6(5)
Tomas Kopczynski (Stanford) defeats Ben Goldberg (UCLA), 6-4, 6-2
No. 18 Alexandre Rotsaert (Stanford) defeats Bradley Frye (USC), 6-2, 6-0
No. 54 Sangeet Sridhar (Stanford) defeats Stefan Storch (A&M), 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-2
Filip Kolasinski (Stanford) defeats Max Wild (UCLA), 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-0

Main Draw – Round of 16
Axel Geller (Stanford) defeats Patrick Zahraj (UCLA), 6-4, 6-1
No. 37 Stefan Dostanic (USC) defeats Tomas Kopczynski (Stanford), 6-3, 6-4
No. 9 Mor Bulis (USC) defeats No. 54 Sangeet Sridhar (Stanford), 6-3, 6-1
No. 18 Alexandre Rotsaert (Stanford) defeats Eric Hahn (UCLA), 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Valentin Vacherot (Texas A&M) defeats Filip Kolasinski (Stanford), 7-6(3), 6-2
 

tennisfan17

Semi-Pro
Honestly congrats to Geller and Rotsaert for the good runs and forms. Heard sadly that Vacherot hasn’t been feeling well (that’s from a friend of mine who that goes to A&M so I don’t know the validity of this claim). Sadly seems as though the rest of the Stanford team isn’t doing as well as the top two guys. Nostro what do you think of that? They sick/injured?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Honestly congrats to Geller and Rotsaert for the good runs and forms. Heard sadly that Vacherot hasn’t been feeling well (that’s from a friend of mine who that goes to A&M so I don’t know the validity of this claim). Sadly seems as though the rest of the Stanford team isn’t doing as well as the top two guys. Nostro what do you think of that? They sick/injured?
no no. rest of the team are playing GREAT. this is one of the strongest lineup #3 to #6. This tournament results really means very little. they will be playing other lower lineup guys from opposing teams in dual matches. Sridhar Rajesh, Kolansinski can all play #1 or #2 on almost any other team in NCAA
 

tennisfan17

Semi-Pro
no no. rest of the team are playing GREAT. this is one of the strongest lineup #3 to #6. This tournament results really means very little. they will be playing other lower lineup guys from opposing teams in dual matches. Sridhar Rajesh, Kolansinski can all play #1 or #2 on almost any other team in NCAA
I'd argue Baylor has a better line up or even UNC. but oh well. how will Rotasaert do against Cuckierman? if he loses will it be because of fatigue from the Tirane or injury?
 

tennisfan17

Semi-Pro
tough loss for Rotasaert. Despite taking the second set, seemed like Cuckie was in control the whole time. good results for the cards. Interested to see how they do this year.
 

jmnk

Hall of Fame
tough loss for Rotasaert. Despite taking the second set, seemed like Cuckie was in control the whole time. good results for the cards. Interested to see how they do this year.
I agree, that tournament where Stanford played against USC/UCLA/Texas players gave me some hope. Let's see in almost two weeks when they play at the Farm in regular dual match against those two So Cal teams. I'll be there watching....
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I agree, that tournament where Stanford played against USC/UCLA/Texas players gave me some hope. Let's see in almost two weeks when they play at the Farm in regular dual match against those two So Cal teams. I'll be there watching....
Agree. it will be a close exciting dual match. but Cardinal will prevail both times. GO CARD
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
tough loss for Rotasaert. Despite taking the second set, seemed like Cuckie was in control the whole time. good results for the cards. Interested to see how they do this year.
Lucky win for cukierman. Alex was bit tired from all the tennis, he will be in Djokovic like condition when NCAA tournament time arrives.
 

tennisfan17

Semi-Pro
Lucky win for cukierman. Alex was bit tired from all the tennis, he will be in Djokovic like condition when NCAA tournament time arrives.
Yikes. The I guess Cukie in in better condition than Rosie. They both had to play through the tourney. ;) Can't it ever be that the other player was just better than a Stanford player Nostra? Just once my friend. Just once.
 

JW10S

Hall of Fame
Yikes. The I guess Cukie in in better condition than Rosie. They both had to play through the tourney. ;) Can't it ever be that the other player was just better than a Stanford player Nostra? Just once my friend. Just once.
According to Fedace/Nostradamus the Stanford men's team is the most fragile, injury prone, unphysically fit team in the NCAA's. They are ALWAYS injured or tired, always. Playing 2 matches in a row is just too difficult for them. And this continues even after they leave Stanford.

You have to remember, there is big difference between a reason and an excuse.
 

tennisfan17

Semi-Pro
According to Fedace/Nostradamus the Stanford men's team is the most fragile, injury prone, unphysically fit team in the NCAA's. They are ALWAYS injured or tired, always. Playing 2 matches in a row is just too difficult for them. And this continues even after they leave Stanford.

You have to remember, there is big difference between a reason and an excuse.
I know :( i just want to see them admit it once that someone played better than a stanford player. Just once. It always amazed me seeing that this is "suppose to be" a multi ncaa champion team, yet they always get injured and tired when it's go time.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
ITA kickoff weekend coming up. This is to qualify for team indoors. This should be a breeze but take nothing for granted. We have the home court advantage at the Farm. GO CARD.

 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Tulane or not Tulane, that is the question.
Green waves dissipates quickly under tremendous ATP pro caliber pressure put on by the Cardinal. GO CARD. Next up Cal bears. BEAT CAL.


No. 11 Stanford 4, Tulane 1

DOUBLES
1) Axel Geller/Neel Rajesh (STAN) d. Ewan Moore/Dane Esses (TUL), 6-1
2) Timothy Sah/Sangeet Sridhar (STAN) vs. Hamish Stewart/Akos Kotorman (TUL), 4-4 (uf)
3) Tomas Kopczynski/Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. Luis Erlenbusch/Tim Ruetzel (TUL), 6-2
Order of Finish: 1, 3

SINGLES
1) Axel Geller (STAN) d. No. 32 Ewan Moore (TUL), 6-0, 6-4
2) No. 90 Hamish Stewart (TUL) d. No. 18 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN), 2-6, 2-6
3) No. 54 Sangeet Sridhar (STAN) d. No. 47 Dane Esses (TUL), 6-1, 6-1
4) Timothy Sah (STAN) vs. Luis Erlenbusch (TUL), 6-4, 5-5 (uf)
5) Neel Rajesh (STAN) vs. Tim Ruetzel (TUL), 6-4, 6-4
6) Filip Kolasinski (STAN) vs. Akos Kotorman (TUL), 6-3, 3-5 (uf)
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1, 5
 

tennisfan17

Semi-Pro
Rotsaert still tired nostra? Losing 2 and 2 to the 90th ranked player isnt great for the "future top 10" he's suppose to be. Or was he injured for this match only? And will miraculously be better for cal? Im curious here my friend. Im trying to connect the dots in the logic. Let me help you. Let me be your translator.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Rotsaert still tired nostra? Losing 2 and 2 to the 90th ranked player isnt great for the "future top 10" he's suppose to be. Or was he injured for this match only? And will miraculously be better for cal? Im curious here my friend. Im trying to connect the dots in the logic. Let me help you. Let me be your translator.
LOL,, he had minor injury but he is fully fit today. when you are young you heal and recover quickly
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Can you say Bear Trap ? Stanford blanks the bears and moves into ITA team indoor championships.

WOW.. Neel Rajesh the freshman destroys Ben Draper who was making news in ATP challenger events over summer. He destroyed Jack Sock the grand slam winner. So does this mean Rajesh is top 20 ATP player ? I think so.

Stanford 4, California 0

DOUBLES
1) Geller/Rajesh (STAN) vs. Molloy/Kikuchi (CAL) unfinished
2) Sah/Sridhar (STAN) d. P. Barretto/Can Kaya (CAL) 6-2
3) Rotsaert/Tomas Kopczynski (STAN) d. No. 22 Draper/Hoffman (CAL) 6-3
Order of Finish: 2, 3
SINGLES
1) Axel Geller (STAN) led No. 34 Yuta Kikuchi (CAL) 6-2, 3-6, 5-4, unfinished
2) No. 18 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) d. No. 49 Jack Molloy (CAL) 6-4, 6-3
3) No. 54 Sangeet Sridhar (STAN) d. Kent Hunter (CAL) 6-1, 6-4
4) Paul Barretto (CAL) led Timothy Sah (STAN) 4-6, 6-3, 5-1, unfinished
5) Neel Rajesh (STAN) d. Ben Draper (CAL) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
6) No. 81 Bjorn Hoffman (CAL) led Filip Kolasinski (STAN) 7-6 (6), 3-6, 2-1, unfinished
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 5



 

tennisfan17

Semi-Pro
WOW.. Neel Rajesh the freshman destroys Ben Draper who was making news in ATP challenger events over summer. He destroyed Jack Sock the grand slam winner. So does this mean Rajesh is top 20 ATP player ? I think so.
ok losing the first set and then winning the third 7-5 really isn't destroying the player. And I think youre getting ben draper mixed up with Jack Draper. Ben didn't play any challengers this summer. Jack Draper did. Rajesh is good but if hes going to three at line for Stanford then there is no way he will get to be top 20 atp. I just... My friend there is just a lot of factually wrong information in here.
 

tennisfan17

Semi-Pro
Bruins will be brewed and Trojans will be trounced
Ok. So if either of those teams make it close (3-4) or win can I come back and quote you on this?? Because I just want to say, before anything, that a 3-4 win is not demolishing, destroying, or devastating a team. Ok? please nostra.
 

tennisfan17

Semi-Pro
Hoping for some good matches this weekend! I want to see what a healthy Stanford team can do against two teams with a strong pedigree before indoors. UCLA is not as strong as the were last year for sure, but USC has an amazing line up this year. I think Stanford can pull out a close win over UCLA but USC is just too strong. In b4 my friend nostra says they lost because they’re tired or had injuries. Please Nostradamus. Please don’t make those excuse.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Hoping for some good matches this weekend! I want to see what a healthy Stanford team can do against two teams with a strong pedigree before indoors. UCLA is not as strong as the were last year for sure, but USC has an amazing line up this year. I think Stanford can pull out a close win over UCLA but USC is just too strong. In b4 my friend nostra says they lost because they’re tired or had injuries. Please Nostradamus. Please don’t make those excuse.
I saw that Mr. Brandon Holt came to town... guess he will be playing.... and he should get ready for NEW and improved Gellar who might put up a Golden set on him...………………..Bottom 3 lineup for USC are just amateurs.... Cardinal should win 4-3.
 

tennisfan17

Semi-Pro
I saw that Mr. Brandon Holt came to town... guess he will be playing.... and he should get ready for NEW and improved Gellar who might put up a Golden set on him...………………..Bottom 3 lineup for USC are just amateurs.... Cardinal should win 4-3.
It’s impossible for either of those players to golden set the other. What’s changed between the Sherwood cup and now where a (as my sources tell me) a healthy geller just got flat out beaten in straights by Cuki?
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
It’s impossible for either of those players to golden set the other. What’s changed between the Sherwood cup and now where a (as my sources tell me) a healthy geller just got flat out beaten in straights by Cuki?
FYI, Cukierman is Better than Holt. Cukierman is pro material,, Holt NOT. but oddly Holt will play #1 singles spot
 

tennisfan17

Semi-Pro
FYI, Cukierman is Better than Holt. Cukierman is pro material,, Holt NOT. but oddly Holt will play #1 singles spot
I mean Holt is def pro material. Geller would probably prefer that Holt not be at 1 though. Geller has never beaten him in dual matches and their last meeting in a dual match Holt won 6-1,6-2.
 

jmnk

Hall of Fame
USC absolutely cruised through Stanford 6-1 only losing 4 sets, wasn't even worth the trip up.
It wasn't that bad. In fact, while the score is what it is, and Stanford never looked like they had a chance, there were few positives:
Stanford had a shot for doubles point. the split #1 and #3. y#2 doubles was up 4:2, and I think 4:3 40:30 - but they lost 4 games in a row. And with that doubles point lost it was pretty much the end.
Axel was fairly even with Holt at #1 - until he unraveled at 5:6 40:30 (or was it even 40:15). lost that set, and the match was never close after that. Maybe a bit disappointing to not be able to at least stretch the match to three sets...
Alex was getting absolutely annihilated by Cukierman (but who isn't) in the first set - but he made it a match by winning second set. That was great to see.
Sridhar at #3 is going to be a player. Maybe not this year. Lost in two tiebreaks - but should have won that match over a higher ranked opponent. Stanford should not be worried about him, he develops very nicely.
Sah put up a good fight but he was simply not good enough to overcome #9 ranked player. Nothing else to say.
Rajesh was very impressive at #5. Delivered the only singles point.
Filip at #6 just could never find any rhythm. Stanford needs those points on lower courts, so that is a bit worrisome.

Realistically, had they won the doubles, I think they could have gotten points at #3 and #5, and who knows, maybe someone would deliver the 4th point. Not likely though. USC is just very, very good at all positions.

Stanford needs a win tomorrow (technically today) against UCLA to feel better about themselves.

There's hope for next year given the fact all players will return next season, and they will be, hopefully, a year better.
 

mikej

Hall of Fame
Oh, Geller lost again - shocking, dude is terrible

Looks like we’ve seen what Stanford is bringing to the table against real competition this year, even if they dodged it for a bit playing goofy flighted singles tournaments
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Yoohoo…………………. Go Stanford...…….. GO CARD. UCLA goes down for the count,,,, not sure if they will ever get back up.

No. 11 Stanford 4, No. 10 UCLA 2
DOUBLES
1) Nanda/Smith (UCLA) d. Geller/Rajesh (STAN) 7-6 (12)
2) Sah/Sridhar (STAN) d. Baird/Connor Rapp (UCLA) 6-4
3) Pereira/Zahraj (UCLA) d. Tomas Kopczynski/Rotsaert (STAN) 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

SINGLES
1) Axel Geller (STAN) d. No. 7 Keegan Smith (UCLA) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
2) Govind Nanda (UCLA) d. No. 18 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) 6-1, 7-5
3) No. 54 Sangeet Sridhar (STAN) d. Drew Baird (UCLA) 6-3, 6-2
4) Timothy Sah (STAN) d. Ben Goldberg (UCLA) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
5) Neel Rajesh (STAN) led Patrick Zahraj (UCLA) 6-1, 5-7, 5-1, unfinished
6) Filip Kolasinksi (STAN) d. Eric Hahn (UCLA) 6-4, 6-3
Order of Finish: 3, 6, 2, 4, 1

Cardinal play as a team, their teamwork keeps them strong as they move towards the NCAA title. GO CARD.

 

tennisfan17

Semi-Pro
Yoohoo…………………. Go Stanford...…….. GO CARD. UCLA goes down for the count,,,, not sure if they will ever get back up.

No. 11 Stanford 4, No. 10 UCLA 2
DOUBLES
1) Nanda/Smith (UCLA) d. Geller/Rajesh (STAN) 7-6 (12)
2) Sah/Sridhar (STAN) d. Baird/Connor Rapp (UCLA) 6-4
3) Pereira/Zahraj (UCLA) d. Tomas Kopczynski/Rotsaert (STAN) 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

SINGLES
1) Axel Geller (STAN) d. No. 7 Keegan Smith (UCLA) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
2) Govind Nanda (UCLA) d. No. 18 Alexandre Rotsaert (STAN) 6-1, 7-5
3) No. 54 Sangeet Sridhar (STAN) d. Drew Baird (UCLA) 6-3, 6-2
4) Timothy Sah (STAN) d. Ben Goldberg (UCLA) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
5) Neel Rajesh (STAN) led Patrick Zahraj (UCLA) 6-1, 5-7, 5-1, unfinished
6) Filip Kolasinksi (STAN) d. Eric Hahn (UCLA) 6-4, 6-3
Order of Finish: 3, 6, 2, 4, 1

Cardinal play as a team, their teamwork keeps them strong as they move towards the NCAA title. GO CARD.

Where were you yesterday when USC carried away the Cards?
 

jmnk

Hall of Fame
well, after that spanking by USC they did beat a fairly good UCLA team, and that was even after they lost the doubles point. Axel redeemed himself by beating Keegan after he double faulted, twice, on match points on deciding doubles court where Stanford ended up losing. The match was called off at 4:2, with Rajesh leading 5:1 in the third (why he did not win earlier when he was up 6:1 5:1 I have no idea. Actually I do, he stopped taking the match seriously, along with his cheering teammates..... - perhaps it will be a good lesson _not to do that_ anymore).
And they moved up to #8 in the rankings released today, with 4 players in top 100. Not too bad.
USC is winning it all this year. Maybe not indoors - although they have a pretty good chance for that too - but outdoors they should take it all.
I'm tempted to go to Madison, WI to see the indoors championships......
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
well, after that spanking by USC they did beat a fairly good UCLA team, and that was even after they lost the doubles point. Axel redeemed himself by beating Keegan after he double faulted, twice, on match points on deciding doubles court where Stanford ended up losing. The match was called off at 4:2, with Rajesh leading 5:1 in the third (why he did not win earlier when he was up 6:1 5:1 I have no idea. Actually I do, he stopped taking the match seriously, along with his cheering teammates..... - perhaps it will be a good lesson _not to do that_ anymore).
And they moved up to #8 in the rankings released today, with 4 players in top 100. Not too bad.
USC is winning it all this year. Maybe not indoors - although they have a pretty good chance for that too - but outdoors they should take it all.
I'm tempted to go to Madison, WI to see the indoors championships......
USC can't stay healthy. come may, they will be injured, and Cardinal will win easily
 

tennisfan17

Semi-Pro
USC can't stay healthy. come may, they will be injured, and Cardinal will win easily
when was the last time a Stanford team been healthy for a whole year? Every time they've lost you claimed them to be injured or sick. Thus making them the most unhealthy team by your own metric. I love some of your posts and I love having another fan of Stanford, but I can't tell if you're fanatical or a troll
 
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